Mexico Pemex restarts plants at Salamanca following power failure

01 April 2014 21:43 Source:ICIS News

BOGOTA (ICIS)--Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has begun the restart of processing plants at the Ingeniero Antonio M Amor refinery in the central Mexican city of Salamanca following a power failure that hit the facility at the weekend, the state-run energy company said on Tuesday.

Pemex expects operations at the 220,000 bbl/day refinery to be stabilized on Tuesday following the earlier restart of the facility’s boiler unit and turbogenerator, a company spokesman said.

Supply problems following the outage have been avoided due to a build-up of stocks, the spokesman added.

The facility produces a mixture of refined products, including Pemex diesel, Pemex magna, jet fuel, paraffin, asphalt and isopropanol (IPA), according to information on the company’s website. 

In total, Pemex operates six refineries in Mexico with a combined processing capacity of around 1.54m bbl/day. The company also owns a 50% stake in the 340,000 bbl/day Deer Park refinery in Texas.

By Simon West