Pemex begins restart of FCC plant at Veracruz refinery

28 March 2012 16:17  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the Mexican national oil company, began the restart process of a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) plant at the General Lazaro Cardenas refinery in the coastal state of Veracruz, the company said on Wednesday.

The maintenance is complete, and the plant will be stabilised over the next few days, Pemex said.

Last year, Pemex completed a $3.56bn (€2.67bn) expansion and upgrade project at the Lazaro Cardenas refinery.

The project expanded the refining capacity to 246,000 bbl/day and increased the capacity to process heavy crude.

($1 = €0.75)

By: Leela Landress
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