New pipeline infrastructure to increase transportation fuels Gulf to the Pacific
Petróleos Mexicanos launched modernization works to increase the capacity of transportation of gasoline and gas from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific, which means competitive advantage due to lower transportation costs and production of oil processed at the refinery in Minatitlan .
In a first step, the deputy director of Pemex Refining Distribution, Francisco Fernández Lagos, began operating the rehabilitation of 12-inch pipeline from Jaltipan, Veracruz to the refinery Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, which will lower the cost of production refined by replacing diesel with gas, with consequent positive impact on the environment.
In this work more than 2 billion pesos will be invested to bring natural gas to said processing center, a journey of just over 200 kilometers of rehabilitated pipe.
The use of natural gas is cheaper and cleaner than diesel in the refining process. Thus, Pemex reiterates its commitment to the use of cleaner fuels.
Subsequently, Fernandez inaugurated the Lagos Donají booster station, Oaxaca, work that involved an investment of $ 21 million, which will transport gas from the Gulf to the Pacific, through the 16-inch pipeline with a length of 248 kilometers, Minatitlan Salina Cruz.
As part of this new work the turbines of the booster station is modernized, which will increase the shipment of 55,000 to 100,000 barrels of gasoline per day, allowing significant savings of between $ 4 and $ 5 per barrel.