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Pemex refinery gas release kills one, injures two

18 January 2017

Mexico's state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said a worker has been killed in a chemical accident at its Ciudad Madero refinery in the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas. The company said in a statement that the employee came in contact with a release of toxic hydrogen sulphide while doing maintenance work.

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Two others were injured and in a stable condition, the statement said. Production was not impacted.

The Ciudad Madero plant, the smallest of Pemex's six domestic refineries, is near the port of Tampico on the Gulf coast and can process 186,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

In 2014, a worker was killed in a fire at the same refinery, just weeks after nine people were injured in another blaze there.

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