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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Condiciones similares a las observadas en la depresion de Quibor han sido reportadas en algunas regiones semiaridas venezolanas como la planicie de Coro y la Peninsula de Paraguana, donde la presencia de suelos arenosos incrementan las condiciones de estres hidrico, conllevando a realizar practicas como el uso de acondicionadores sinteticos de suelo (Lobo et al.
Su crecimiento y reproduccion en la Peninsula de Paraguana del Estado Falcon es tipica alcanzando hasta cuatro ciclos reproductivos por ano [6].
Cardon refinery, belonging to PDVSAs Paraguana Refining Center (Centro de Refinacion Paraguana) located in Falcon state, was affected by an allegedly provoked electrical interruption at dawn today.
PDVSA's oil import needs began growing in 2012 after a severe explosion hit its largest oil refining complex, Paraguana.
This was illustrated by the blackout at the country's two largest refineries in October 2015, and the 50% utilisation rate reported at the 955,000b/d Paraguana Complex in March 2016.
PUNTO FIJO: Venezuela's massive 955,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Paraguana refinery complex was operating at around 560,000 bpd, with the gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracker at both its refineries down, according to an oil workers' union leader and fierce critic of state oil company PDVSA.
1) Juventud Patriotica Revolucionaria (JPR), organizacion estudiantil de la Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela, Paraguana.
Caseous Lymphadenitis in ovine herds from Paraguana Peninsula, Falcon municipality, Falcon State, Venezuela
Una investigacion realizada en la Peninsula de Paraguana del estado Falcon, de donde proceden la mayoria de los casos registrados de CDM en Venezuela, reporto que las caracteristicas ecoambientales y quimicas del suelo favorecen la presencia del hongo.
2009); en el Mioceno Temprano de las Formaciones Castillo y Cantaure, y la peninsula de Paraguana, en Venezuela (Aguilera & Rodrigues de Aguilera, 2004, Aguilera, 2010).
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.