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Cuban Official Lauds Venez Experts' Work
Cuban executive Julio Sanchez lauded the technical work being done by Venezuelan experts who are assisting in the modernization of the Camilo Cienfuegos oil refinery in this port city.

They make a very good team to whom we are united by language and Latin blood that does not need a transfusion, Sanchez told Prensa Latina when referring to the group of experts from the company PDV, the Venezuelan partner in the project being carried by Cubapetroleo (CUPET).

He said all 15 Venezuelan experts have great values and have joined their Cuban colleagues in voluntary work and other actions such as the march on May Day.

The binational project, which is part of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), consists of modernizing the oil refinery, built in 1990 and equipped with Soviet-made technology.

The Cuban-Venezuelan joint venture PDV-CUPET S.A. is performing tests before starting up the plant, which will be the most modern and largest oil refinery in the country, according to Deputy General Manager Raul Perez del Prado.

The refinery will have a refining capacity of 65,000 barrels a day, but it has the potential to produce more.

Perez del Prado noted that the plant will produce gasoline (12 percent of the processed oil), turbo fuel (10 percent), diesel (18 percent), fuel oil (48 percent), and liquefied gas from oil (10 percent), depending on the quality of the raw material.


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