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PDVSA Experiences More Mechanical Failures at Cardon, Amuay Refineries


Industry Segment: Petroleum Refining | Word Count: 574 Words

CORDOBA, ARGENTINA--July 9, 2008--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.'s (PDVSA) Cardon refinery at the Paraguana Refining Center in Venezuela experienced an electrical failure on July 2, forcing the 51,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) continuous catalyst regeneration (CCR) platforming unit offline. The 295,000-BBL/d refinery is currently processing about 219,000 BBL/d. Also at the Paraguana Refining Center, the 70,000-BBL/d Crude 2 unit at the Amuay refinery went offline on July 3, along with the Vacuum 2 unit after a problem arose in the cooling system that affected the unit's valves.

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