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Reports: El Palito complex still offline contradicting PDVSA statement

8:16 AM MST | February 19, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA; Caracas) says that repair work and preparation for restart are ongoing at its refinery site in El Palito, Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. A power outage caused on 16 February affected the site's various plants, including the benzene, toluene, xylene unit and the solvents unit, according to a report from online news site El Carabobeño. The vapor, water, air, and electric systems are back to normal operation, while other units are slowly being brought back online, PDVSA says. In the same statement...

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