Pemex’s buying of four US Bakken crude cargoes should help it maximize the efficiency of its 330,000 b/d Salina Cruz refinery, although future imports are no sure thing as they are opposed by Mexico’s incoming administration, an S&P Global Platts analysis showed Tuesday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now This strategic move is key as Mexico seeks to maximize gasoline output and curtail residual fuel oil output from underperforming refineries, in particular from Salina Cruz. Phillips 66 confirmed Tuesday it was awarded a tender for the supply of four out of six 350,000-barrel Bakken cargoes, to be delivered in November at the southern Mexican port of Pajaritos. While Pemex has not confirmed if these cargoes would head to its Salina Cruz refinery, a previous tender for Light Louisiana Sweet — since voided — had stipulated the crude would head to […]