Gas leak reported at Cadereyta Refinery, Nuevo León

Leak reported at Nuevo León Refinery (Special)
Leak reported at Nuevo León Refinery (Special)

Through social networks, the moment in which the incident occurred began to be disseminated. gas leak at Pemex’s Cadereyta Refinery. In the video you can see how the platform begins to fill with white mist generated by the fuel that leaks from the large structures.

Local media reported that the workers and contractors were evacuated To avoid any accident, so far it is unknown that any of the collaborators were affected by possible inhalation of the fuel.

Likewise, response personnel from PEMEX arrived at the scene to address the situation and be able to react in time if the leak led to a fire.

Later, Civil protection from Nuevo León reported that the leak had been controlled and there was no risk to the population.

The Cadereyta refinery was inaugurated on March 18, 1979, so it has been operating in the entity for 44 years, and its name is actually Refinería Ing. Héctor R. Lara Sosa.

It is named in honor of a chemical engineer originally from Veracruz, who contributed to the construction of the national oil industry for 40 years at the service of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), as well as worked on the refinery projects of Tula, Hidalgo and Cadereyta. , and participated in the creation of the Mexican Petroleum Institute.

What is produced in the refinery

Information published on the Pemex website indicates that the Cadereyta refinery was the first in the National Refining System to put into operation a plant specially designed to reduce sulfur in gasoline to values ​​of 30 parts per million or less.

The plant, for its acronym in English. It is called ULSG (ultra low sulfur gasoline).

According to the federal government, currently the refinery is responsible for producing Pemex Magna UBA gasoline, Pemex Diésel UBA, propylene, LP gas, sulfur, coke, among other petroleum products.

The production of this refinery supplies fuel, in addition to Nuevo León, to the states of Coahuila and Chihuahua and partially to Durango, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas.

The Cadereyta refinery was considered the “youngest” facility until July 1, 2022, when the Dos Bocas refinery in the state of Tabasco was inaugurated by the president of Mexico.

In addition to these two refineries, there are others that operate in the country: The Miguel Hidalgo, in Tula, Hidalgo: the Francisco I. Madero, in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas; La Antonio, Amor, in Salamanca, Guanajuato; The Antonio Dovalí Jaime, in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca and the Lázaro Cárdenas in Minatitlán, Veracruz.

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