Mexico's Pemex ends 1st stage of $400m emissions cut plan

16 April 2002 17:16  [Source: ICIS news]

MEXICO CITY (CNI)--Mexico's state-run oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has completed the initial $400m (Euro455m) phase of an emissions reduction program with the addition of a ninth sulphur recovery plant in southeastern Tabasco state.

In a statement, Pemex said the anti-pollution program had cut sulphur dioxide emissions by 90% from July 1999 to January 2002 at natural gas processing complexes in southeastern Mexico.

Pemex said it had built five new sulphur recovery plants at its Cactus natural gas complex, in the southern state of Chiapas, and modernised four older plants at Nuevo Pemex and Ciudad Pemex, both in Tabasco. Together the three complexes are responsible for 90% of sulphur dioxide emissions at Pemex’s gas complexes.

The second phase of the program began with this construction of a sulphur recovery plant at the natural gas complex in Poza Rica, in the Gulf-coast state of Veracruz, and will continue with the construction of new units at three more industrial complexes.

Author: Stevenson Jacobs

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