Petroleos Mexicanos will operate the upcoming Dos Bocas refinery, proposed to be built at Tabasco in Mexico. The non integrated refinery will be owned by Petroleos Mexicanos and is expected to start operations in 2024.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 340
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 163
Coking (mbd): 105
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 85
Reformer (mbd): 65
Hydrotreater (mbd): 163
Alkylation (mbd): 10
Isomerization (mbd): 36

During the period 2021-2025, the Dos Bocas refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $11,050m.

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Dos Bocas refinery include the following.

Design/FEED: Samsung Engineering.

Main EPC: Samsung Engineering.

EPC: Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Samsung Engineering.

About Petroleos Mexicanos

Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is a state-owned integrated oil and gas company. It operates across the value chain of oil and gas industry, from exploration and production to processing, logistics, and marketing. The company also produces and distributes a wide range of petrochemical products. PEMEX owns and operates oil refineries, petrochemical and gas processing complexes, land and maritime terminals, oil and gas pipelines, maritime vessels, and fleet of road transportation. The company sells gasoline and diesel in the domestic market through gas service stations under the PEMEX brand. It also exports crude oil, natural gas, petroleum and petrochemical products to international markets. PEMEX is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.


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