Cuba & Venezuela Modernize Cienfuegos Refinery

HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 23 – The Cuban-Venezuelan Cuvenpetrol joint venture will carry out modernization and expansion works in 2011 on the refinery in Cienfuegos, 250 km east of the Cuban capital, affirmed Ramón Curapiaca, the Venezuelan representative in that industry, which hopes to increase its processing capacity from 65,000 to 150,000 barrels a day of crude. The new works will make it possible to produce diesel with low sulphur content, improving the reliability of the electric power system and advancing in the construction of the liquefied gas factory, reported IPS.

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