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    PDVSA, Valero in talks to restart Aruba refinery units
    By Marianna Parraga, Reuters         December 2, 2013    08:08:00 AM
    HOUSTON, TEXAS (USA) – Venezuela’s state-run oil company, PDVSA, and U.S. refiner Valero Energy Corp are running tests to evaluate the restart of five units at the 235,000 barrel per day (bpd) Aruba refinery, which was shut last year because of high costs, according to three sources familiar with the situation.The Aruba refinery was closed in September 2012 when owner Valero reduced its workforce and stopped units at the refinery, which cannot convert heavy crudes into light products because it lacks deep conversion plants.

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