Complejo José Antonio power station

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Complejo José Antonio power station is a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coke-fired power plant in Barcelona, Anzoategui, Venezuela.


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In late 2012, the newspaper El Tiempo cited statements by Venezuela's minister of petroleum and mines, Rafael Ramírez, indicating that state petroleum company PDVSA was engaged in talks with China concerning the possible construction of three coke-burning power plants at PDVSA's José Antonio complex.[1] However, further details regarding any such plant are lacking, as there is no recent news coverage of the plant and no mention of it on sponsor company's PDVSA's website.[2] It appears to have been abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PDVSA
  • Parent company: PDVSA
  • Location: Barcelona, Anzoategui, Venezuela
  • Coordinates: 10.133, -64.691994 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 300 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service:
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Articles and resources


  1. "En la zona oeste, el cielo es gris y el aire huele mal por el coque,", El Tiempo, December 27, 2012.
  2. PDVSA website, accessed February 2015.

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