Venezuela: Major fire Puerta La Cruz Refinery, evacuations

Posted on August 11, 2013 • Filed under: Oil, Venezuela

The state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) initially reported incident confirmed tweeters. Nearby residents have been evacuated. A fire occurred on Sunday afternoon in Puerto La Cruz refinery of 187,000 barrels per day (bpd) capacity, said the vice president of Refining Venezuela state oil company (PDVSA).

“We have the fire confined to the lagoon, we expect late night to start a massive attack of the fire and to control it, it will also depend on the weather (…) to get off this fire,” said Vice President of Refining PDVSA, Asdrubal Chavez state television channel VTV.

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