MOSCOW (MRC) -- The Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP), within the framework of its 58th anniversary, began work on the first catalyst production plant in the country that will serve the national system of refining, in a banner headed by the governor Cuitlahuac Garcia Jimenez in the Center of Technologies for Exploration and Production of this city, said Bnamericas.
"After the recent decades in which we suffered a disdain for Mexico's energy sovereignty, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador returns to the right path: if we want an economically independent nation, there must be a development engine with its own resources, without depending on international instances and foreign companies”, pointed out the president.
In one year, the catalysts will stop being imported and the generation capacity will be 891 tons, after an investment of 563 million pesos and the work of almost a thousand people in the construction stage; "Excellent news for Veracruz, which has an architect: the Secretary of Energy, Rocio Nahle Garcia."
In turn, the public servant emphasized that for 60 years Mexico has never manufactured these inputs that serve to accelerate chemical processes, which is why Petroleos Mexicanos spends up to 80 million dollars annually on their acquisition, despite having the IMP patent.
He stressed that the institution has 100 high-level laboratories and the different types of catalysts will be made from precious minerals, necessary in the six rehabilitated refineries, the new one in Dos Bocas and the external one in Deer Park, for which "history Oil and transformation in Mexico cannot be written without the presence of Veracruz".
In his message, the general director of the IMP, Marco Antonio Osorio Bonilla, considered that the location in Boca del Rio is strategic to meet the requirements of the refining system, while announcing the start-up of a technological cluster in the same plant that will mark a before and after in the petrochemical industry.
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