Mexico refinery expects no production loss after fire – Pemex

15 August 2012 15:21  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS) --Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the Mexican national oil company, said on Wednesday it did not expect production to be disrupted after a fire at its Francisco Madero refinery in northern Mexico was extinguished.

Pemex investigators concluded that the fire occurred because a boiler in the hydrodesulphurisation plant become over pressured and damaged the tubing rack, the state oil company said.

The refinery, in the northern state of Tamaulipas, has a crude processing capacity of 186,000 bbls/day, according to Pemex.

Pemex said there were no injuries.

The Francisco Madero refinery is one of six refineries run by Pemex. Processing units at the refinery include two distillation plants, each with a capacity of 60,000 bbls/day, a combination plant and an asphalt plant, the company said.

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


By: Leela Landress
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