Paraguaná

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Paraguaná

 

a peninsula in northern Venezuela extending into the Caribbean Sea and joined to the mainland by the narrow Isthmus of Médanos. It has an area of 2,400 sq km.

The terrain of Paraguaná is hilly plain, and the climate and vegetation are semiarid. The inhabitants engage in fishing and pearl diving. There are major petroleum refineries and petroleum-exporting facilities on the western coast at the end of a petroleum pipeline from the Maracaibo area. The most important petroleum-loading facility is at Punta Cardón.

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The 956,000 Paraguana Refining Complex (CRP - Centro de Refinacion de Paraguana), the world's second largest after India's Jamnagar, accounts for 71% of the sector's capacity.
Some of the largest crude oil refineries in the world include the Reliance Jamnagar Refinery in India, the Paraguana Refining Center in Venezuela, the Ulsan Refinery in South Korea, the Yeosu Refinery and the Onsan Refinery also in South Korea, the Port Arthur Refinery in the US, Exxon Mobil's Refinery in Singapore and its refinery in Baytown, Texas, US, etc.
The president of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said crude was circulating at the 955,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Paraguana Refinery Center (CRP) and that key processing units would be up and running between Wednesday and Thursday.
The Paraguana Peninsula of Venezuela is in close proximity to Aruba and Curacao in the Dutch Antilles, which has close ties to Suriname, and the Josefa Camejo International Airport, the principal airport of Paraguana, is served by Insel Air and Tiara Airlines of the Dutch Antilles, and Conviasa and three other Venezuelan carriers.
Luongo until May 2011 used to be general manager of the Paraguana Refining Centre (CRP), a complex in Falcon state for three refineries - two of which being large and a small one no longer operating (see down20VenzRefNov11-13).
BCV sold USD 178 million to 868 firms in total, engaged in the spheres of information technology, toys, books and school supplies, and enterprises existing in the Free Port of Margarita Island, northeast Venezuela, and appliances retailers based in Paraguana duty-free area, in Falcon state, northwest Venezuela.
The plant produces 645,000 barrels per day and is part of the Paraguana complex of three refineries, which produces a total of 950,000 barrels per day.
PARAGUANA, Venezuela, Shawwal 10, 1433, Aug 28, 2012, SPA -- Venezuelan firefighters struggled to finish putting out a blaze at the country's biggest refinery on Tuesday, with a fuel tank twice bursting into flames within minutes of authorities declaring it fully extinguished, Reuters reported.
Amuay is among the world's largest refineries and is part of the Paraguana Refining Center, which also includes the adjacent Cardon refinery.
Following the incident, the Venezuelan president declared three days of mourning and called for a thorough investigation into the cause of the tragic explosion at the Amuay plant, located on the Paraguana Peninsula in the northwestern Falcon State.
More than 50 others were injured in the blast at the Amuay plant - one of the biggest in the world - on the Paraguana Peninsula in the west of the country.
They finally got it under control by dawn, when smoke plumes, right, were seen rising high above the Paraguana peninsula in western Venezuela.