Million barrels of oil refined in Cienfuegos
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- Business and Economy
- 12 / 05 / 2011
In the last four years, from December 2007 to date, Camilo Cienfuegos oil refinery located in the Pearl of the South has processed 81 million 200 thousand barrels of oil.
Humberto Padron Garcia, general manager of the company, located in the province of Cienfuegos, told ACN that in these first four years were achieved those levels, with the required quality in the different assortments of gasoline, diesel, turbo and LPG .
Over 90 percent of production is destined for the Cuban domestic market, but the conclusion of the extension of the "Camilo Cienfuegos", the benefit will be extended to other member countries of Petrocaribe, said the manager.
In this association, founded in June 2005, 16 Caribbean nations are inserted between these Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Cuba.
Diaz Armando Machado, director of the Movement of Crude and products, said they have received a steady and secure flow of raw material from Venezuela, so they could prosecute a rate of about 20 million barrels per year.
Abounded that is currently in the process of setting and implementing a hydrofiner, meant to address the diesel and take from eight to five percent of sulfur.
He explained that this equipment will improve quality and reduce vehicle emissions, generators and other systems subject to the fuel.
The December 5, stop Cienfuegos refinery, for the sake of general maintenance that enroll for 2012.