GJ Vladimir Padrino, A. Chavez, Gov. Víctor Clark and AJ Ceballos Ichaso, consolidate Comprehensive Security and Defense strategies for Paraguaná refinery Center protection, guaranteeing oil industry production by Civic Military Police Union.
The Paraguaná Refinery Complex is a crude oil refinery complex in Venezuela. It is considered the world’s third largest refinery complex, just after Jamnagar Refinery and Ulsan Refinery. The Paraguaná Refinery Complex was created by the fusion of Amuay Refinery, Bajo Grande Refinery and Cardón Refinery.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro affirmed this Wednesday (09.30.2020) its state-owned company PDVSA recovered two refineries, and thus hopes that the supply of gasoline will normalize, the shortage of which has generated protests in several points of the country.
“Venezuela is already producing everything it needs for domestic consumption. Two refineries have already been built despite the brutal attack” by Washington, Maduro said in a televised address.
“In silence it has had to be the productive recovery and it is going well, it is going very well,” said the president, highlighting the purchase of spare parts abroad, and the repair in PDVSA workshops of those had not been able to be acquired.
With a production it’s went from 3.2 million barrels per day, 12 years ago, to about 400,000 barrels per day today, the Venezuelan oil industry is mired in a serious crisis thanks to international blockade.
The Venezuelan refining system, with installed capacity to process 1.3 million barrels per day of crude oil and fuels, barely worked at 12% of its potential in the first quarter of 2020, according to figures provided to AFP by industry sources. .