Venezuela’s Amuay refinery partially resumes operations

01 September 2012 20:18  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Venezuela’s Amuay refinery has resumed partial operations following the deadly 25 August fire, the country’s state run oil producer said.

Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) refining director Jesus Luongo said on Friday two distillation units at the refinery were processing 160,000 bbl/day.

An explosion and fire at the 645,000 bbl/day refinery killed more than 40 people and injured 150.

Venezuela’s government said the fire killed 42 people. Earlier accounts put the death toll at 48.

A gas leak was believed to have led to the accident. The fire was extinguished on Tuesday.

By: Brian Ford
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