12 June 2012 17:29 [Source: ICIS news]
MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras said on Tuesday that it reached record production at its refineries in Brazil.
Almost 2.03m bbl/day of crude were processed, surpassing the previous record of 2.02m bbl/day in July of 2010, the oil giant said.
“We sought to maximise operating efficiency, taking advantage of every opportunity to increase the load processed within the limits of equipment and systems at refineries,” Petrobras said.
Petrobras has sought to increase production rates and upgrade its refineries in a move to reduce dependence on refined products imports.
Petrobras has refineries across Brazil including REFAP, Capuava, Paulinia, Bernardes, Sabba, Lubnor, Alves, Duque de Caixas and Abreu e Lima refineries.
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