Mexico Pemex conducts maintenance at Francisco Madero refinery

12 July 2012 18:43  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Mexican state oil company Pemex is carrying out maintenance on the combustion chamber and boiler unit of its U-080 sulphur plant in the Francisco Madero refinery in northern Mexico, the company said on Thursday.

Normal operations would continue at the plant and the maintenance would not affect production, the company said.

Work at the plant is expected to take three weeks, the company said.

The Francisco Madero refinery, in the northern state of Tamaulipas, has 20 processing plants in operation and a crude processing capacity of 186,000 bbl/day, according to Pemex.

Processing units at the refinery include two distillation plants, each with a capacity of 60,000 bbl/day, a combination plant and an asphalt plant, Pemex said.

The refinery processes five different crudes and produces premium gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, low-sulphur diesel, marine fuel, petroleum coke, asphalt and sulphur, according to the company.


By: Simon West
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