Mexico Pemex refinery boosts production by 10% in 2012

25 January 2013 16:13  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the Mexican state energy producer, said on Friday that its Francisco Madero refinery increased production in 2012 by 10% compared with the previous year.

The production increase was due to the ongoing implementation of improvement initiatives, Pemex said.

In December, the refinery, in the northern state of Tamaulipas, was processing 142,000 bbl/day of petroleum products, Pemex said.

Production of Pemex Magna and Pemex Diesel stood at 80,432 bbl/day, while jet fuel stood at 8,685 bbl/day, the company said.

Production of other products including fuel oil, coke and asphalt stood at 53,000 bbl/day.

Petrochemical output at the refinery also increased over the year from 856 tonnes/day to 947 tonnes/day, the company said.

The Francisco Madero refinery is one of six run by Pemex.

The company is currently building a second refinery in the central Mexican city of Tula. Operations at the Bicentennial Refinery are expected to begin in 2017.

By: Simon West

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