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October 27, 2021updated 26 Jul 2022 7:30am

Minatitlan Refinery, Mexico

By Carmen

Petroleos Mexicanos operates the Minatitlan refinery, which is located in Veracruz, Mexico. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Petroleos Mexicanos. The refinery, which started operations in 1956, has an NCI of 9.81.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 285
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 129
Coking (mbd): 56
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 72
Reformer (mbd): 49
Hydrotreater (mbd): 213
Alkylation (mbd): 13
Isomerization (mbd): 14

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 285mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Minatitlan refinery

The Minatitlan 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.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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