Explosion hits Curacao's Isla refinery, 3 workers injured

WILLEMSTAD - An explosion at a gas plant of Curacao's 335,000 bpd Isla refinery on Wednesday injured three people, according to workers at the facility.
 
Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, which operates the refinery on the island, on Wednesday said operations were normal at the 335,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) after it controlled a fire.
 
The incident took place as workers were preparing to carry out planned maintenance at a butane unit, PDVSA said, adding that two contractors and a refinery fireman suffered burns.
 
PDVSA is the operator of the refinery.
 
Isla mainly supplies the U.S., Central American and Caribbean markets, according to PDVSA's web site. It has been working well below its capacity in recent years because of a lack of power and other services.
 
The accident comes a day after a blackout shuttered Venezuela's 645,000 barrel-per-day Amuay refinery.

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