Mexico Pemex begins restart of FCC plant at Tula refinery

19 April 2013 20:14  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has begun the restart of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) plant II at the Miguel Hidalgo refinery in the central Mexican city of Tula, the state-run oil company said on Friday.

Scheduled maintenance is complete, Pemex said, adding that the plant will be stabilised over the next few days.

There was no disruption to operations during the maintenance period, the company said.

According to Pemex, Miguel Hidalgo has a crude processing capacity of 325,000 bbl/day, and accounts for 24% of total crude volumes processed in Mexico.

The refinery produces Pemex diesel, Pemex magna, jet fuel, industrial diesel oil and propylene.

The refinery is one of six run by Pemex.

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


By: Simon West
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