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  • Minor fire extinguished at PDVSA Amuay Flexicoker refinery
    édité le 05/07/2013 - Plus de news de "PDVSA" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "PDVSA"

Minor fire extinguished at PDVSA Amuay Flexicoker refinery
Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., (PDVSA) reports that at 2:20 in the afternoon of Wednesday, July 3, a minor fire occurred at the Flexicoker Unit (FKAY) of the Amuay Refinery, part of the Paraguaná Refinery Complex (Spanish: CRP), in Falcon state, which was extinguished in approximately 20 minutes, without any reported injuries.

PDVSA’s Refining director and CRP’s general manager, Jesús Luongo, said that “the event originated in an exchanger located on top of a fractionating column and it was put under control quickly due to the prompt action of the oil firefighters”. Luongo informed that the unit was stopped as a preventive measure following operational protocol.

The Amuay Refinery maintains normal operations and the refinery complex continues with the processing and routine delivery of products for the domestic and the international markets.

About Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. PDVSA
Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., the state-owned corporation of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is responsible for the efficient, profitable, and dependable exploration, production, refining, transport and commerce of hydrocarbons. This company is deeply committed to environmental protection and its main objectives are to foster the harmonic development of the country, to guarantee sovereignty of national resources, to increase endogenous development and to serve and benefit the Venezuelan people, who correspond to their share of the country’s national wealth.

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