HOUSTON, April 9 (Reuters) - Venezuela’s largest refining center is working at 67 percent capacity, a slight decline compared to January even though state-run PDVSA restarted two of its crude distillation units in recent months, according to an internal document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
The 955,000 barrel per day (bpd) complex was working at 70 percent capacity in January. But with a crude distillation unit running partially, the flexicoker undergoing unplanned maintenance and another ten units halted, its output declined to 643,000 bpd as of March 27, the document said.
According to the document, Cardon’s alkylation and isomerization units are halted since March 4 for a major planned maintenance. (Reporting by Marianna Parraga; Editing by Terry Wade)