Pemex Pumping U$181mn into Pipeline Upkeep

Mexico's state oil company Pemex will spend some 2bn pesos (US$181mn) this year to inspect, maintain and repair its national pipeline network, Pemex Refinacion general director Miguel Tame Dominguez said in a statement.

Inspections of the 50,000km network this year to date have been carried out in the states of Veracruz, Campeche and Yucatan as well as areas near the Cadereyta, Salamanca and Tula refineries, Tame said.

As a result the country's environment authority Profepa will award clean industry certificates to eight pipeline systems with another 17 systems expected to receive certification by September, the official added.

Pemex is investing 100mn pesos in these 25 systems as part of efforts to reduce the company's environmental liabilities.

Pemex Refinacion's network runs 14,000km, of which 9,000km are multipurpose pipelines and the remainder are oil pipelines.

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