BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 P.M.) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro confirmed that an “attack” targeted the largest oil refinery in Venezuela, and held “terrorist groups” linked to the opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, responsible for this attack.
On Wednesday, the Bolivarian Republic’s President said during a conference in Caracas that the Amway refinery in northwestern Venezuela “was attacked with a powerful weapon” on Tuesday noon.
Without explaining the impact of the attack on oil production, nor the weapon that was used, Maduro asserted that it was the work of “a terrorist group of Juan Guaidó”, the leader of the Venezuelan opposition.
In response to these statements, Juan Guaidó said Maduro was “lying”.
The opposition leader said an explosion took place in Amway. Rep. Luis Stefanelli believed that the incident was most likely a “hydrofluoric acid leak” rather than an “attack”.
The Amway refinery is part of the massive Paraguana oil complex, one of the largest oil complexes in the world. In theory, its capacity is 955,00 barrels per day, but its production at the present time is far from this number.