Mexico Pemex restarts refinery units after power outage

06 June 2013 18:04  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) began the startup of processing units overnight after a power failure at the Dovali Jaime refinery in southern Mexico, the state-owned oil company said on Thursday.

Twenty-six processing plants began the restart process on Thursday as electrical stability was normalised, the company said.

Mexico's refining circuit has reported several incidents in the past years that have affected the production capacity of refined products and forced the country to look for more product out of the US Gulf and Europe.

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 diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, gas oil and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), according to Pemex.

By: Leela Landress
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