Mexico, Sep 12 (EFE) .- The state-owned company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) today guaranteed the supply of gasoline to meet the needs of the country during the month of September and early October, in spite of the hurricanes that hit the United States and Mexico. p>
"The supply we have covered no matter what has happened to hurricanes Harvey (in Texas) and Katia (Veracruz), with the earthquake (last Thursday, September 7) and the power outage at the weekend (in northwest Mexico), "said Carlos Murrieta, CEO of Pemex Transformación Industrial, to Radio Formula. p>
"We have all shipments already contracted to cover September and early October", and the supply is assured "without problems nationwide", Murrieta said that the fuel, which was regularly imported from Texas, was replaced by imports from Europe and the US East Coast, in particular from Alabama. P>
He recalled that the vast majority of Texas refineries with which Pemex worked "are already in operation, the process is slow, but it gets regularized." The official said that the Salina Cruz refinery in the southern state of Oaxaca "is not in operation at the moment", because the earthquake of magnitude 8.2 in the scale of Richter affected the electrical system, but not the structure of the process plants. P>
He pointed out that the major damage occurred in four turbogenerators, which are under review for know the time that will be necessary for its recovery. p>
Murrieta added that the plant could be operating in 3 or 4 weeks, and the problem is not only in the supply, but in the production within the refinery.