Press Release

EP Petroecuador guarantees normal fuel and LPG supply nationwide

Bnamericas Published: Friday, April 10, 2020

This Petroecuador release was published using machine translation.

The Public Company Petroecuador has sufficient stock in its terminals of clean products and refineries to meet the national demand for derivatives and guarantees the normal supply of fuels and LPG throughout Ecuador.

EP Petroecuador currently has a total stock of 1,313,623 barrels of Super gasoline, 186,750 barrels of Extra gasoline, 406,770 barrels of Ecopaís gasoline, 545,358 barrels of Diesel and 1,623,415 barrels of Premium Diesel stored in its terminals, refineries and even in its own maritime transport tank ships and those that arrived for the delivery of imported product, with which it is planned to supply the demand for fuels nationwide.

In addition, it is foreseen that in the next few days the fuel imports that EP Petroecuador had previously programmed will arrive, with products such as Diesel 2 and Premium, and high and low octane naphtha, which serve for the production of gasoline, thus guaranteeing the supply, even if demand increases.

The unscheduled shutdown of the FCC unit of the Esmeraldas Refinery and the shutdown of the gas plant in Shushufindi due to the breakdown of the pipeline decrease the production of LPG, however, the shipments will be diverted to the Chorrillos Terminal, where they have the necessary stock for To cover the requirement of this hydrocarbon, its provision is covered by the scheduled imports in the month.

It is worth remembering that the demand for fuels in the last three weeks has been greatly affected, due to the mobility restrictions that are in force in the country due to the Declaration of Emergency, due to the spread of Covid 19, so the stock of fuels that the Public Company has will allow to cover the internal demand, while solving the problems presented in the FCC unit of the Esmeraldas Refinery, the suspension of operations in the La Libertad Refinery and the breakage of the Shushufindi - Quito pipeline, as well as the Trans-Ecuadorian Pipeline (SOTE), which will be repaired in three weeks.

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