Petroleos Mexicanos operates the Salamanca cracking refinery, which is located in Guanajuato, Mexico. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Petroleos Mexicanos. The refinery started operations in 1950 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 11.04. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 245
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 119
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 40
Hydrocracker (mbd): 19
Reformer (mbd): 39
Hydrotreater (mbd): 195
Alkylation (mbd): 3
Isomerization (mbd): 11

The capacity of the Salamanca refinery is expected to remain the same as 245mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Salamanca cracking refinery

The Salamanca refinery cracking witnessed five incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Petroleos Mexicanos

Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is a state-owned integrated oil and gas company. It operates across the value chain of the 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 a 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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