Crise na Costa do Marfim reduz capacidade de refino de petróleo no país31 de março de 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Cote d’Ivoire Refinery Running out of Feedstock
Continued fighting and the resultant sanctions in Cote d’Ivoire have put a strain on the country’s refining capacity. The West African country’s only refinery may have to close completely as sanctions imposed on the country following the dispute over its November elections have dried up its crude supply.
“By mid-April if we have no crude the whole refinery will be shut down,” Joel Dervain, managing director of the Societe Ivoirienne de Raffinage plant was quoted in a Bloomberg article. “We have no financial means to purchase the crude because all the assets were frozen. We have been under sanctions. We have filed legal proceedings. We are waiting for the results.”
The refinery, located in Abidjan, has a capacity of 80,000 bpd. The plant is currently operating at a rate of 25,000 to 30,000 bpd and is fast running out crude.