"According to the oil refining program, the load of the national oil refining system is increasing, by the end of September it was possible to reach 697,000 barrels per day," Nahle told Mexico’s Senate Energy Commission on Monday, as broadcast by the Secretariat of Energy on Twitter.
De acuerdo con el programa de procesamiento de crudo se ha ido incrementando carga en el Sistema Nacional de Refinación y al cierre de septiembre se logró llegar a 697 mil barriles por día de proceso: @rocionahle pic.twitter.com/UtrQmlvgti— SENER México (@SENER_mx) October 26, 2020
In December of this year, Pemex expects to reach an oil refining volume of up to 1.1 million barrels per day.
Last month, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced that his country was planning to stop exporting crude oil by the end of the current government's term to preserve reserves for future generations.
"All produced oil must be refined in our country so as not to extract it above what is needed," Lopez Obrador said in the first week of September.
The volume of oil exports from Mexico in December 2019 was at 1.2 million barrels per day. In August 2020, the country’s volume of crude exports stood at 1.19 million barrels per day.