Pemex to tender another refinery upgrade project

Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos plans to seek tenders for the upgrade and expansion of its Minatitlan refinery on the Gulf Coast, says Pemex Director Adrian Lajous.The Minatitlan project, first announced last year, was later postponed (OGJ, Apr. 12, 1999, p. 29)."Pemex is now ready to tender the Minatitlan project. We were waiting for the right financial conditions," said Lajous.He also said, however, that the expansion and reconfiguration of the Santa Cruz refinery will not be tendered during this administration.Mexico holds presidential elections in July 2000, and the new administration will take office in December of that year.The Minatitlan and Santa Cruz projects were t...

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