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Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA)

Edificio Petróleos de Venezuela
Av. Libertador La Campiña, torre Este
Distrito Federal

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Article archive for Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA);

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Gas pipeline explodes in Venezuela, Oil Minister blames “terrorist attack” 23 March 2021

An explosion occurred on part of a gas pipeline in eastern Venezuela on March 20, according to a report from the state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). The country’s Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami blamed the explosion on a “terrorist attack” but did not provide further details....

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Venezuela cracks down on oil industry critics, arrests union leaders 24 November 2020

Venezuela has continued its crackdown on oil industry critics and whistleblowers in an attempt to block information leaks about state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the country’s deteriorating oil facilities, and unsafe working conditions....

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Venezuela denies responsibility for oil spills along hundreds of kilometres of Brazil’s coastline 15 October 2019

Venezuela’s government on October 10 denied it was the source of oil spills that have contaminated beaches in Brazil, after a Brazilian official said the crude was likely from Venezuela. In a joint statement, the oil ministry and state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela said PDVSA had not received any reports from clients or subsidiaries about any oil spills near Brazil....

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Venezuela tank farm explosion blamed on “terrorist incursions” 14 March 2019

Two tanks containing thinners exploded on March 13 at a tank farm facility belonging to Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA in eastern Anzoategui state. There have been no reports of victims as yet, according to local media. The blast occurred at the Petro San Felix facility located in San Diego de Cabrutica, the daily Ultimas Noticias reported via Twitter. ...

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Venezuela blackout halts oil exports, refinery operations 12 March 2019

Venezuela’s state-run oil firm PDVSA has been unable to resume crude exports from its primary port since last week’s country-wide power outage, essentially crippling the OPEC nation’s principal industry. The power outage also affected the Puerto la Cruz refinery in Anzoategui, run by state-owned oil company PDVSA, which was already operating at minimum levels. Authorities have given few indications how long it might take to restore power....

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ConocoPhillips signs $2 billion settlement with Venezuela’s PDVSA 21 August 2018

US oil and gas giant ConocoPhillips said on August 20 that it has settled with Venezuela’s state-run oil company, PDVSA, to recover about $2 billion in arbitration payments. The International Chamber of Commerce awarded ConocoPhillips that amount in April after PDVSA failed to uphold various contractual commitments....

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Explosion at major Venezuela refinery injures two 02 January 2018

A furnace exploded during a unit restart at Venezuela’s largest refining complex, injuring two workers, sources told Reuters on December 28. The explosion occurred at the naphtha reformer of the Cardon refinery on the Paraguana peninsula, the sources said. The two victims are receiving medical treatment....

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Venezuelan oil company could lose key Dutch Antilles oil terminal because of lack of funds for maintenance 19 December 2017

Authorities on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire have warned Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA could lose its license to operate an oil storage terminal it owns if it does not soon fulfil maintenance demands by regulators. According to a Reuters report, the company has until January 5 to introduce maintenance and safety enhancements at the terminal or it would be shut down....

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News Extra: Political unrest in Venezuela increases pressure on state oil company PDVSA 22 September 2017

The move by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to bypass the country’s opposition-led Congress and appoint a new assembly to rewrite the constitution has increased instability across the country’s politics and institutions, with street protests and official repression increasingly resembling a low level civil war. One key institution that is facing a very uncertain future is the state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA)....

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Venezuela's PDVSA announces major oil spill 08 November 2016

Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said on November 7 that an oil spill in central Anzoategui state east of Caracas had polluted drinking water supplies to a number of communities over a radius of 50 kilometres. The leak occurred in a pipeline in the locality of Santa Clara and the group said it had launched an operation to supply drinking water and protect local ecosystems....