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.