Day: Jul 2, 2019

CAO: without ethanol, the sugar sector would had faced a crisis worse than the soybean sector

Under the ‘Bolivia in the age of biofuels’ programme, it was agreed to produce 80 million litres of ‘green fuel’ to mix as an additive with petrol and to reduce the import of petrol, which represents, by value, savings for Bs 400 million. The Agricultural Chamber of the East (CAO) through its general manager, Edilberto Osinaga, stated that if the ethanol 92 project was not launched in the national market, the sugar sector would have faced a crisis worse than the one impacted the soybean sector.

Bolivian State Oilfield refineries operate at 65% of their installed capacity

Bolivia’s two refineries operate, between them, 65% of its installed capacity. The data was released by YPFB Corporación after an audio was leaked in which workers from the subsidiary YPFB Refinación questioned the main heads of the sector: the president of the state, Oscar Barriga and the Minister of Hydrocarbons, Luis Alberto Sanchez, because of the drop in liquid production. In his disclaimer, Yacimientos said the fall is due to the low nominations he receives from one of his main buyers: Brazil.

Bolivia can export 8,000 tn of meat to China

The Minister of Rural Development and Lands, César Cocarico, reported yesterday that Bolivia is able to export at least 8,000 tons of beef to China, without affecting domestic demand. However, the authority clarified that the sales quota for that Bolivian product was not yet defined with the Asian country.