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Maintenance programme begins at Madero refinery

CIUDAD MADERO, August 24, 2017 – Mexican NOC Pemex announced on Wednesday the shutdown of several facilities as part of an extensive maintenance programme at its Madero refinery.

According to a company press release, the refinery will halt production of some fuels until the works have been completed, with operational stability expected to be reached by the end of December.


Though the company did not specify what work would be done or what refinery units would be affected by the maintenance programme, the statement said that it would “count on the participation of diverse companies for the accomplishment of the diverse works.”

The NOC’s refining arm, Pemex Transformación Industrial, is embarking on this initiative in an effort to “improve operational efficiency and profitability” in line with the company’s Business Plan 2017-2021.

With a capacity of around 190,000 bpd, Madero is the smallest of Pemex’s six refineries.

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