Mexican national oil company Pemex announced on April 14 it would build a new refinery in the central state of Hidalgo, investing $9.1 billion in the project.
The new unit will have a production capacity of 300,000 barrels per day and the construction charge will be taken in 2011, Pemex director general Jesus Reyes Heroles said.
Mexico's six refineries -- the newest of which dates back to 1979 -- are insufficient to refine the country's total crude production of 2.8 million barrels per day.
Part of Mexico's oil is currently refined in the U.S.
Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2009