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Mexico petrochemical plant explosion kills 32, injures 136 25 April 2016

A large explosion at an oil and chemical facility in the south-east Mexican state of Veracruz has killed 32 and injured 136 more, according to local sources. The blast hit a facility 50% owned by Mexico's state oil company, Pemex, in the port city of Coatzacoalcos and hundreds of people were evacuated and schools closed after the event....

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Pemex confirms rig fire and fatalities in Gulf of Mexico 09 February 2016

Pemex has confirmed that three workers have died and six more were injured in a fire on the Abkatun complex in the Bay of Campeche, less than a year after another deadly blaze at the facility.The Mexican state oil company said the fire broke out on February 7 in a compression area of the Abkatun-A Permanente platform. The blaze was controlled and an evacuation was not required....

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Pemex confirms explosion on oil platform in Gulf of Mexico 23 June 2015

State-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) reported an explosion and  fire on its Akal-H platform in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the company’s official Twitter account on June 22. Leaking natural gas and oil have been detected at the platform, the company said, but the accident was soon brought under control. No one was injured in the incident, the company said....

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Mexico offshore oil rig incident kills two, injures 10 07 May 2015

Mexican state oil company Pemex confirmed on May 5 that an incident on the offshore maintenance rig Troll Solution in the southern Bay of Campeche killed two workers and injured a further 10. Local media sources said the number of injured was 28. Pemex said the incident had not affected crude production at the nearby Caan Alf platform in the Abkatun-Pol-Chuc shallow water oil field....

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Mexican oil rig fire kills four, injures dozens 02 April 2015

Four oil rig workers were killed and 16 injured when a fire broke out on an oil production platform in the oil-rich Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico early on April 1, Mexico’s state-run petro-giant Pemex said. Local emergency services said as many as 45 people were injured in the blaze. The company said one of the dead was a contractor for the Mexican oil services company Cotemar....

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Hundreds evacuated from Mexican town after pipeline blast 01 September 2014

At least 500 industrial workers were evacuated following a gas pipeline explosion in San Miguel Xoxtla, a town in the central Mexican state of Puebla, on August 30. News agency EFE quoted emergency management officials as saying that no one was injured in the blast, which affected a pipeline belonging to state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex)....

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Mexican refinery blast kills one, injures 11 08 August 2014

An explosion at the Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery in Ciudad Madero has killed one worker and injured 11, the state-owned oil company said on August 8. The blast and fire occurred after a gas leak at one of the refinery’s coking plants, which was not operating at the time of the accident because of maintenance, according to Pemex....

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Pemex HQ explosion caused by methane 05 August 2013

The blast on January 31 that killed 37 Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) employees at the company’s headquarters in Mexico City was caused by a methane gas build-up in the basement, according to a statement by the Attorney General’s office. Three floors collapsed and more than 100 employees were injured in the blast....

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Gas leak caused Pemex blast 06 February 2013

Mexico's Attorney-General said a buildup of gas in the basement of the headquarters of the Mexican national oil company Pemex caused a blast that killed 37 people and wounded dozens on January 31. Jesus Murillo Karam said an investigation by Mexican, Spanish, US and British experts found no evidence of explosives in the blast that collapsed several lower floors of the Petroleos Mexicanos administrative building....

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Explosion and fire at Mexico gas facility kills 26 20 September 2012

An explosion and fire killed at least 26 people at a Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) natural gas facility in northern Mexico on September 18. Four of those killed yesterday were Pemex staff, and the other 22 were contract workers, the company said. Seven workers were still missing, while 28 people were hospitalised, two in serious condition, Pemex said....

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