Esmeraldas refinery had an investment of $ 1,200 million

The recovery of the Esmeraldas refinery has meant a budget of $ 1,200 million over five years, said the coordinator of Strategic Sectors, Rafael Poveda. He also announced that the plant will start processing 110,000 barrels a day from November. According to the new manager of EP...

Esmeraldas refinery is paralyzed for 40 days

The Esmeraldas refinery starts from today a total stoppage of its productive activities to continue the rehabilitation of the plant, which began in 2008. During these 40 days the maintenance of cooling water systems, changes in air lines and the renovation of the line of tea will...

Esmeraldas refinery will be paralyzed since October

The Esmeraldas refinery will be paralyzed from October 1 to take on its stage of rehabilitation, which has been steadily decreasing its processing capacity. Since 2008 Petroecuador has worked to repower the plant by signing a contract with the SK Korea firm. The Refining Manager...

Reduction in gasoline octane affects Quito and Cuenca

Quito and Cuenca, Ecuador cities, recorded a reduction in gasoline octane. This as a result of the strike in stages of the Esmeraldas Refinery, this weekend. Last April, state oil company Petroecuador, responsible for transport and refinement of crude oil, already announced that...

Supply of gasoline will be normal despite of refinery maintenance

The Minister of Non-Renewable Resources Pedro Merizalde, said yesterday that the release and sale of fuel will be normal in the country, even though the Esmeraldas refinery is in a temporary shutdown for maintenance. Merizalde added that Petroecuador runs an import and delivery...

Esmeraldas Refinery will be renovared from July

The Esmeraldas refinery provides to totally renovate its plant, for which it will suspend its activities from October to November of this year. Pedro Merizalde, Minister of Non-Renewable Natural Resources, estimates that the modernization project will start on 12th July and will...
Esmeralda’s Refinery

Esmeralda’s Refinery Threatens the Live of Its Workers and the Citizens

Esmeralda refinery continues to present incidents. The most recent occurred last week (second incident in less than three months) when a gas leak caused the evacuation of 500 employees. Besides the damages that have been generated, the repeated spills fuel oil on the ground...