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Reports: El Palito complex still offline

11:03 AM MST | February 20, 2013

Petr├│leos 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 Carabobe├▒o. 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, PDVSA says that it does not...

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