According to the news of Reuters Sao Paulo on August 23, Gustavo Marsaioli, spokesman for the Petrobras Petroleum Workers Union of the Brazilian national oil company, said that the largest refinery of Brazilian national oil company may begin to resume production 48 hours after the explosion and fire shutdown.
Marsaioli said that Petrobras intended to resume production at the Paulinia refinery (Replan), but can only recover half of its capacity, as some facilities were damaged in the fire that occurred on Monday. Unaffected facilities will begin production one week after the production process is resumed.
According to Petrobras’s website, the refinery accounts for about 20% of Petrobras's refining capacity, with a design processing capacity of 434,000 barrels per day.
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