Pemex Transformación Industrial (Pemex) has announced it is currently carrying out several actions to restart operations at the Antonio Dovalí Jaime de Salina Cruz refinery, affected by floods and fire caused by the tropical storm Calvin.
The programme contemplates actions in three ways: resumption of operations; cleaning and rehabilitation of the affected site and general maintenance, taking advantage of the stoppage process. This last activity would allow to advance a part of the maintenance that was scheduled for the next April, reducing the economic impact of the stoppage of the refinery. It is estimated that operations will resume at the refinery on 30 July.
Work to install new pumps to feed the refinery has already begun in a different area from the area where the fire was raised. This will allow to restart the pumping of crude oil even before the cleaning and recovery of the affected area is completed, a task that is already being carried out.
The root cause analysis is now complete, according to the applicable regulation, in order to know the factors that gave rise to the emergency. Petróleos Mexicanos reiterates to its clients that it has taken several measures to guarantee the timely supply of fuels in the area.
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