Petroleos Mexicanos operates the Madero refinery, which is located in Tamaulipas, Mexico. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Petroleos Mexicanos. The refinery, which started operations in 1914, has an NCI of 11.24.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 190
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 91
Coking (mbd): 50
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 61
Reformer (mbd): 30
Hydrotreater (mbd): 182
Alkylation (mbd): 13
Isomerization (mbd): 12

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 190mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Madero refinery

The Madero refinery witnessed four incidents during the period 2015-2020.

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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