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Oil spill halts shipping at PDVSA’s terminal in Jose

An oil spill has caused shipping operations to be halted at three docks of Venezuela’s main crude exporting port, according to Reuters.

The spill happened at a terminal run by state oil firm PDVSA at Jose port on the northeast coast near the city of Barcelona.

It occurred at Jose’s Eastern dock during the loading of the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) Nave Quasar, which was chartered by Indian firm Reliance Industries.

Workers of PDVSA (proper name Petroleos de Venezuela SA) are conducting clean-up to the dock and the vessel. The quantity of crude involved has not been revealed.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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