|2018-06-19 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
李峻 编译自 石油世界
PDVSA considering refining foreign crude oil in its Venezuela's CRP complexBy Marianna Parraga
Venezuela is considering producing fuels from foreign crude oil for the first time, according to planning documents seen by Reuters, as the country struggles to meet its obligations despite having the world's largest crude reserves.
State-run oil company PDVSA may process up to 57,000 barrels per day (bpd) of foreign crude in June at the country's largest refinery, according to a monthly refining plan which was viewed by Reuters on Wednesday. The output would help fulfill fuel contracts for Russian, Chinese and other customers and reduce purchases of fuels for domestic use, the documents showed.
PDVSA did not respond to a request for comment.
PDVSA has been falling short on fuel exports in recent years due to a lack of lighter crudes to refine, a shortage of spare parts, poor maintenance, and management upheaval at its domestic refining network. PDVSA also lost access in May to inventories produced in Curacao, where it operates the Isla refinery.