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PDVSA denies delays and backlog of ships at port of Jose

Venezuela’s state oil firm PDVSA has strongly denied reports that it had a backlog of ships at its main oil terminal stretching out to the island of Curacao, according to Reuters.

The reports had claimed that technical problems with equipment had led to significant backlogs in tanker loadings at the port of Jose.

PDVSA went as far as guaranteeing that operations were normal at Jose and services to tankers have not been uninterrupted.

The original reports cited traders and a union representative.

Last December there was a backlog of tankers at several Venezuelan ports – Jose, Puerto la Cruz, El Palito, Paraguana and Curacao – because of a dispute over prepayment contracts between PDVSA and oil suppliers.

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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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