November 2012, Vol. 239 No. 11


Pemex Reports 26 Deaths At Natural Gas Facility

Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex reported Sept. 19 that at least 26 workers were killed and a number of others injured in a fire at a natural gas reception facility in the northern state of Tamaulipas. The fire broke out in the late morning at a gas reception center located on a highway that runs from the northern city of Monterrey to the U.S.-Mexico border city of Reynosa. The facility receives natural gas and condensates from the company’s Burgos production complex for transfer to its gas and petrochemical division. The accident was caused when a large flame was sparked during maintenance work at a part of the facility that wasn’t in operation, Pemex said. T

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