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Tula refinery boiler, Pemex’s most productive plant, explodes; There are at least 4 injured – El Financiero

A steam boiler corresponding to the HDR plant, in Unit 400 of the Miguel Hidalgo refinery, located in TulaGentleman, It exploded on the afternoon of this Monday, February 12.

The communications department of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has not yet issued a special report on the incident; However, local media report the mobilization of emergency bodies and at least four injured.

The incident would have occurred around 5:00 p.m., and would have been checked at least two hours later, according to local media. The roar of the explosion covered several kilometers, so surrounding communities heard the incident this afternoon.

The Tula refinery is the most productive in the National Refining System (SNR) of the country, since only last year it managed to refine an average of 190.9 thousand barrels of crude oil per day.

Furthermore, this plant is the one with the best performance in the country, since It has a utilization rate of 60.6 percentthe highest level of all the refineries in Mexico, since its total capacity amounts to 315 thousand barrels per day.

This refinery was designed to process 32° light crude oil API and It began operations in 1976, so it has already been in office for 48 years..

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