30 May 2013 00:01 [Source: ICIS news]
MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Argentina’s Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF) has restarted a distillation unit at its La Plata refinery almost two months after a fire forced the unit offline, the state-run oil company said on Wednesday.
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Production capacity at the refinery before the fire was 28,500 cubic metres/day.
The fire, which occurred on 2 April during heavy storms and flash flooding in the
A new $800m (€624m) coking unit currently under construction is expected to come online in 2015, the company said.
During a conference call with investors earlier this month, YPF estimated that the damage would reduce
The company said that additional fuel would have to be imported to meet domestic demand.
($1 = €0.78)
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