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PDVSA Says It Repaired Ruptured Pipe Carrying Crude Oil

August 12, 2012

Petroleos de Venezuela SA, the state oil company, said it repaired a ruptured pipe carrying crude oil from the Orinoco Belt to the company’s refineries in Puerto La Cruz, Anzoategui state.

PDVSA, as the company is known, ceased pumping oil after a 26-inch pipe fractured at around 8 a.m. local time, the company said in a statement. It didn’t say when it resumed extraction.

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