Petrobras informs in a material fact that on August 9, its Duque de Caxias Refinery (Reduc) concluded its first cabotage (transport by maritime modal within the country's coastal waters) of Diesel S10. STF hits the hammer and Rio government will have to pay R$ 2 billion in compensation for expropriation of land at the Manguinhos Refinery Refit
The operation involved a shipment of 25 thousand cubic meters of diesel to the Waterway Terminal of Baia da Guanabara – RJ, from where the product was transported by ship to the Port of Paranaguá – PR.
The Duque de Caxias Refinery (Reduc) has the capacity to produce 150 thousand m³ of Diesel S10 per month. According to the Petrobras report, until the first half of this year, the segregated internal logistics system for the Diesel S10 operation only allowed pumping movements for the distribution companies around the refinery.
With the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus and the reduction in the demand for diesel in the region of Rio de Janeiro, the Duque de Caxias refinery (Reduc) carried out internal maneuvers and ballast conditioning in order to facilitate the flow of fuel through its interconnection with the Guanabara Bay Waterway Terminal, where cabotage operations and exports of other products are normally carried out, such as export fuel oil, 0.5% bunker, S10 gasoline, petrochemical naphtha, marine diesel and S500, among others.
“New cabotage operations are already being programmed with the Diesel S10 produced at Reduc. With the current levels of local demand, the Duque de Caxias refinery is able to cabotage between 60 and 70 thousand m³ of product per month”, explains the sector manager of Production Programming at Reduc, Gabriel Amorim.
“The availability of this volume has a direct impact on reducing the volume imported to supply the domestic diesel market and increases Petrobras' competitiveness against importing agents in the sector,” the state-owned company said in a statement.
According to Adriano Cesar de Medeiros Valentim, Production Scheduling Manager for the Industrial Area, “given the reheating of the S10 Diesel market in Brazil, the flow of S10 by Reduc to serve cabotage areas or even support markets with greater demand, allows Petrobras to be even more competitive and increase the reliability of diesel supply, also making it possible to increase the refinery's utilization factor”.