Informacion economica sobre Cuba

Oil pipeline undergoing repairs

Citing "continuous breakdowns," official daily Granma reported that

workers have begun repairing an oil pipeline from Cárdenas to Matanzas.

The 20-mile pipeline, laid at a depth of 1.6 meters, supplies crude oil

from onshore fields to a storage facility near the Port of Matanzas. The

pipeline will continue to function during repairs, made by EPEP-C, a

regional subsidiary of state oil company CubaPetróleo and expected to be

completed by mid-June.

The repairs will focus on design and welding and include testing of

resistance, hermeticism and overcoat, Granma reported, without saying

whether there might have been any leaks.

The daily said the repairs were "essential to recapitalizing the oil


The bulk of domestic oil production, which covers half of the country's

needs, is centered in the region around Cárdenas. All oil produced in

Cuba is sulphur-heavy crude, which requires special refining processe

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