(Reuters) – U.S. oil major ConocoPhillips (COP.N) has seized products belonging to Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] from the Isla refinery it runs on Curacao, an island official told Reuters on Sunday.
“PDVSA products from the installations of the Isla refinery have been confiscated. We don’t have any way to get them,” said Steven Martina, Curacao’s minister for economic development, who did not provide the volume or value of the seized products.
Martina added that Curacao was planning to meet with PDVSA and Conoco this week to discuss the arbitration dispute that has led Conoco to seize Venezuelan assets in the Caribbean, wreaking havoc on PDVSA’s export chain.
Reporting by Sailu Urribarri; Writing by Alexandra Ulmer; Editing by Lisa Shumaker