Pemex restarting processing plants at Dovali Jaime refinery

22 October 2012 19:24  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS) -- State-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) began the restart at two processing plants at its Antonio Dovali Jaime refinery in southern Mexico, Pemex said on Monday.

Controlled flaring is expected as the Primary 2 and Hydro 2 plants begin the start-up process after a month of maintenance, the company said.

The refinery, the largest in Mexico, has a processing capacity of 330,000 bbl/day, according to Pemex.

The refinery, located in the port city of Salina Cruz in the southern state of Oaxaca, was built in 1979, with the goal of reducing Mexico’s rising US gasoline, refined product and petrochemical imports.

The refinery produces a mixture of refined products including of diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, gas oil and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), according to Pemex.

($1 = €0.77)


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