QUITO, Ecuador -- Petroecuador plans to double output at its
Amazonas refinery, aiming to supply the
market in the Amazon region, the director of the state-owned
company, Marco Calvopina, said, according to a report in
He said that the aim is to increase capacity at the refinery to 40,000 bpd, upfrom the
current 20,000 bpd.
Imports of refined petroleum products cost Ecuador an
estimated $4.0 billion per year.
The government plans to reduce the amount of imported
petroleum products, replacing them with domestically produced
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