PARAGUANA/HOUSTON, May 29 (Reuters) - Venezuela’s Paraguana Refining Center (CRP), made up of the Amuay and Cardon refineries, reduced operations to 62 percent of its capacity from 67 percent in March, after halting some units this month for maintenance, according to a PDVSA document seen by Reuters on Thursday.
The 310,000 barrel per day (bpd) Cardon refinery, which was working at 86 percent capacity two months ago, reduced its operations to 68 percent, processing 210,000 bpd of crude after starting a planned maintenance at one of its crude distillation units, the document says.
The 645,000 bpd Amuay refinery, Venezuela’s largest facility, is operating at 59 percent capacity, without significant changes in comparison with March.
One of its alkylation units and the isomerization unit are being prepared for restart, the document added. (Reporting by Sailu Urribarri in Paraguana and Marianna Parraga in Houston; editing by Anna Driver in Houston)