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Pemex to resume UBA project at Cadereyta Refinery

Cadereyta Jiménez, Nuevo León — During 2022, Pemex Transformación Industrial (TRI) will resume the hydrodesulfurization (hydrotreating) project for the production of Ultra Low Sulfur diesel (Ultra Bajo Azufre) or UBA at the Cadereyta Refinery located in the state of Nuevo León.

The company says during this year, it will modify the configuration of three existing units to produce the ultra low sulfur diesel with an investment of 3.4 billion peso in 2022, and another 892 million peso next year.

With this, Pemex plans a hydrotreatment plant, another of hydrogen, one for bitter water treatment and one for sulfur recovery. The refinery currently produces Pemex Magna UBA gasoline, Pemex Diesel UBA, propylene, LP gas, sulfur and coke, among other petroleum products.

According to information from the Federal Government, the refinery has “35 processing plants that make up two production trains, a wastewater treatment plant and a sewage treatment plant, which contributes to reducing the consumption of clear water.”

This refinery, which was put into operation in 1979, was the first plant designed to reduce the sulfur content in gasoline from 500 to less than 30 parts per million.