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Fire hits oil terminal, tanker in Venezuela

¿Quieres recibir nuestro exclusivo boletín informativo en tu correo? ¡Suscríbete a #BoletinPatilla! By Reuters Sep 17, 2022 The fire, which occurred early on Saturday at one of Guaraguao terminal’s berths, located on Venezuela’s eastern coast, was extinguished shortly after, but also affected Panama-flagged oil vessel Larko and interrupted the terminal’s operations, according to shipping sources

A fire erupted on Saturday at an oil terminal in Venezuela when a hose used for supplying gasoline to a tanker broke lose, the country’s oil minister Tareck El Aissami said.

¿Quieres recibir nuestro exclusivo boletín informativo en tu correo? ¡Suscríbete a #BoletinPatilla! By Reuters Sep 17, 2022 The fire, which occurred early on Saturday at one of Guaraguao terminal’s berths, located on Venezuela’s eastern coast, was extinguished shortly after, but also affected Panama-flagged oil vessel Larko and interrupted the terminal’s operations, according to shipping sources.

No injuries have been reported. The affected vessel was moved away from the terminal, the sources said.

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Manuel Ferreira, mayor of the coastal town of Lechería, close to Puerto la Cruz, also confirmed the incident.

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The Guaraguao terminal, operated by state company PDVSA(PDVSA.UL), mostly handles fuel for domestic use.

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