Green light given to ultraclean refining complex equipped with carbon capture technologies


MMEX Resources has been given the green light to develop its Pecos County, West Texas UltraClean Refinery project, equipped with carbon capture technologies.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality last week (18th Feb) gave approval for the site that will develop a clean refining, 10,000 barrel per day facility at MMEX’s Pecos County site to produce 87° gasoline, ultra-low sulphur diesel, and low-sulphur fuel oil.

Integrated carbon capture technology is set to slash emissions at the site, making the development the first greenfield refinery project to implement such technology in the US to be authorised through permit by rule.

As a result of this, the site is projected to substantially reduce greenhouse gas and criteria pollutants compared to exiting US oil refineries on a per barrel basis.

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