Pemex begins restart of FCC plant at Veracruz refinery

03 October 2012 16:24  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS) --Mexican national oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has begun to restart fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) plant II 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 stabilized over the next few days, Pemex said.

In July 2011 Pemex announced a $3.56bn (€2.74bn) expansion and upgrade project at the Lazaro Cardenas refinery.

The project aims to expand the refining capacity to 246,000 bbl/day and to increase the capacity to process heavy crude.

The refinery currently processes 190,000 bbls/day of crude and 30,000 bbls/day of mixed butanes, according to the company.

($1 = €0.77)

By: Leela Landress
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