By LIAM MOLONEY
Eni SpA, Italy's biggest oil and natural
gas company by volumes, said Tuesday that its
Gela refinery is working normally after
tugboat services at the Sicilian port were restarted, allowing
for crude to arrive and refined products to be shipped out.
"I can confirm that all is back to normal" at Gela, said an
Eni spokesman, after port and regional authorities reached a
Port authorities Friday authorised a new tugboat to start
work in Gela after a suspension had meant that ships couldn't
service the refinery for days, which would have
eventually resulted in a stoppage at the plant.
The Gela refinery has a daily production of
about 100,000 bbl of oil, although it agreed to a one-year
partial shut down the facility from June to take into account
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