Petroleos Mexicanos operates the Tula I cracking refinery, which is located in Hidalgo, 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 1977 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 9.37. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 315
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 144
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 80
Reformer (mbd): 65
Hydrotreater (mbd): 249
Alkylation (mbd): 11
Isomerization (mbd): 25

The capacity of the Tula I refinery is expected to remain the same as 315mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Tula I refinery cracking is expected to witness an estimated $538.1m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Tula I cracking refinery

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

Upcoming expansion project at Tula I cracking refinery

Delayed Coking Unit

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Tula I cracking refinery include the following.

Main EPC: Fluor.

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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