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.
In the audio accessed by EL DEBER, a representative of the workers’ union at the Santa Cruz refinery, he calls on the authorities in the sector because of a 26% drop in production from 2015 to 2018.
But official data from the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) and the Ministry of Hydrocarbons report that production in that period was down 16.34%.
Source: El Deber