The northwest region of the country is the one with the highest level of gasoline reserves, with 8 days, which contrasts with the national average of 3 days and 1 day in Mexico City.
Sinaloa.- The northwest region of the country, composed of Sinaloa, along with Sonora, Nayarit, Baja California, and Baja California Sur, has the largest gasoline reserves in Mexico, as it has enough product to be supplied during 8.5 days. if the supply were cut off, it reveals information from the Hydrocarbons Subsecretariat, the Industrial Transformation Policy Unit and the General Petroleum Directorate of the Energy Secretariat (Sener).
In contrast, the national average of reserves is just 3.1 days, and in entities of the center of the country such as Mexico City, State of Mexico, Queretaro, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Puebla and Morelos is just 1 day.
This means that, with a single day of suspension of transportation in pipeline, tank truck, tanker or ship, in the case of the states of the center, for example, there would be a shortage in this broad area of the country, as is happening.
Meanwhile, the supply for the northern states of Mexico, which are Chihuahua and Durango, is on average 7.6 days; followed by the Gulf states, comprised by Veracruz and Tabasco with 4.5 days; while Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Chiapas that make up the southern region, the supply is for 3.1 days.
Meanwhile, for the northeast area of the country, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and San Luis Potosí, the reserve is for 2.2 days; in the West, which includes the states of Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán and Guanajuato, autonomy is 2.0 days; while for the Southeast, Campeche Yucatán, and Quintana Roo, it is only 1.9 days.
Sample of the previous thing is that this Tuesday in the City of Mexico there were problems of supply of fuel. Service stations such as Constituyentes Avenue stopped selling the product and the only gas station operating at the Benito Juarez International Airport is only dispensing premium gasoline.
This problem is exacerbated because Pemex is reporting gasoline production of only 203 thousand barrels per day in the same period, which represents only 25.5% of the demand, estimated at 792 thousand barrels per day.
Pemex’s operating report indicates that the six refineries it has in charge worked at 30% in the month of October last year, the latest official data available.
For the November-first half of December, according to the Sener, the National Refining System remained operating at 30% on average, but the Minatitlán and Madero complexes went out of operation.
The sector that is bringing the market afloat is that of import. The operative report of the Secretary of Energy, corresponding to the month of November, indicates that the volume of external purchases of gasoline averaged 18 million 845 barrels.
Of these, 17 million 738 barrels, 94.12% of the total, corresponding to the purchases made by Pemex among customers in the United States, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Korea, and China. On the other hand, private importers brought from the United States and France one million 108 thousand barrels in that month, which represents participation of 5.88% of the total. The product brought by the private ones had its origin in North American and French refineries.
Source: linea directa portal
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