Pemex issued the following announcement on May 26.
On his work tour to the refinery "Ing. Antonio M. Amor ", located in this city, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, reaffirmed the presence of oil workers that Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is strategic and rescuing it means rescuing Mexico, therefore, in his government It starts a new stage for the company by giving it an additional budget of 100 billion pesos.
In his visit to the Salamanca refinery, which concludes his tour of the six refineries where he had the opportunity to know the needs and progress in the rehabilitation process, the President of Mexico declared that Pemex will be the lever of national development, for that reason "we are animated and we are going to support more to Pemex".
On the other hand, the general director of Petróleos Mexicanos, Octavio Romero Oropeza, informed that during the first semester of the federal administration, the productive company of the State has achieved significant advances in the recovery of petroleum production in the National Refining System, since while in December 2018 510 thousand barrels of oil were processed, 60 percent less than in 2013 when one million 224 thousand was processed, in the present May the figure was increased to 579 thousand barrels, which represents 14 percent more.
In parallel, the production efficiency increased by four percent the yield of gasoline and diesel that is obtained from each barrel of crude oil processed.
Overall, the National Refining System increased its crude processing capacity by 14 percent and fuel production by 18 percent compared to December 2018, achievements cemented thanks to the better results provided by the Cadereyta refineries, Minatitlán and Salamanca, after several of its plants received preventive and corrective maintenance.
An additional benefit for the country is the reduction in fuel imports, which went from 890 thousand barrels per day in November 2018, to 780 thousand in April 2019, without affecting the domestic market. The decrease in fuel imports is due, in addition to the increase in the production of refined products, to the decrease of 56,000 barrels that were subtracted daily in 2018 due to the theft of fuels, to five thousand barrels on average in April and the increase in the participation of individuals in the fuel market.
Romero Oropeza affirmed that there are two thousand 705 initiatives related to the rehabilitation of refineries, these include the contracting of works and services, as well as acquisition of goods. To date, 80 percent of them are already in the process of contracting, which ranges from the market analysis, to the failure of the tender.
Also, the owner of Pemex reiterated that "specific repairs have been made in specific equipment by administration, this with personnel from the refineries themselves, and that have brought consequently the increase in production to date."
In the case of the Cadereyta refinery, corrective maintenance was carried out on the hydrogen and catalytic plants 1, and a general repair on the diesel hydrodesulphurizer, in the month of June the repair of the catalytic plant 2 will be completed. to Salina Cruz, partial repairs were made to the hydros-2 sector. In Tula, corrective maintenance was performed on the catalytic plant 1 and for the Salamanca refinery, partial repairs were made at the combined primary distillation plant, gasoline hydrodesulphurizer and catalyst changes in the reforming units and MTBE.
97 percent of the repair and maintenance work was carried out by direct management, and "it will be the strategy to be followed for all the industrial facilities of our company," added Romero Oropeza.
Finally, the Director General of Pemex thanked the workers of all the refineries in the country "for the willingness and enthusiasm they have shown in relation to the rescue work of Petróleos Mexicanos".
The event was also attended by Ing. Rocío Nahle García, Secretary of Energy; Lic. Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo, governor of the state of Guanajuato; Lic. Victoria Rodríguez Ceja, undersecretary of Expenses; and Ms. María Beatriz Hernández Cruz, municipal president of Salamanca.
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