Pemex may import 3.5m barrels of gasoline because of refinery shutdown

Pemex may import 3.5m barrels of gasoline because of refinery shutdown

Mexico’s state oil firm Pemex may have to import more than 3.5m barrels of gasoline to make up for production lost because of the Salina Cruz refinery shutdown, according to Reuters and Bloomberg.

It will entail Pemex ordering 10 additional shipments of gasoline in the coming weeks.

The refinery in the state of Oaxaca was shut in mid-June after a fire that began on June 14 after flooding from Tropical Storm Calvin caused a spill from an oil storage tank. It was put out on June 16.

One person died from the fire.

Pemex says it expects the refinery to reopen on July 30.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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