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Mexican Government offensive against fuel theft causes widespread gas station shortages 08 January 2019

An offensive by Mexico’s new government against fuel theft at one of the country’s main refineries has led to a lack of fuel at gas stations in several central states, according to a Reuters report. The news agency said the shortages followed the closure of a pipeline from the Salamanca refinery in the central state of Guanajuato as the state-owned oil company Pemex started using more tankers to transport fuel....

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At least two killed in Mexico pipeline explosion 26 October 2018

At least two people died, five were injured and 10 reported missing in Veracruz, central Mexico, when an illegal pipeline tap caused a fuel spill that caught fire on October 24. According to Mexico News Daily, the incident occurred in El Otate, Amatlán, where so-called “huachicoleros”, or fuel thieves, tapped a Pemex pipeline that runs between the Minatitlán refinery, Veracruz...

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Mexichem to vacate ethylene and VCM sectors as a result of 2016 Pajaritos blast 21 December 2017

Mexichem will not rebuild the damaged vinyl chloride monomer plant at its joint-venture PMV Pajaritos complex in Veracruz state, thus leaving the Mexican ethylene market, the state-owned petrochemical producer announced on December 21. PMV (Petroquimica Mexicana de Vinilo) is a joint venture between Mexichem and state-owned energy company Pemex. ...

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Pipeline blast kills at least one in Mexico 21 August 2017

At least one person was killed and five others were injured on August 19 when an illegally tapped oil pipeline exploded in east Mexico's Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, officials said. The state Secretariat of Civil Protection said in a press release the blast happened as thieves were trying to steal fuel from the pipeline, which runs from the town of Minatitlan to the capital Mexico City....

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Mexico oil theft reaches crisis proportions 09 May 2017

In Mexico, thieves are now stealing gasoline and diesel fuel from pipelines at record rates, usually by drilling taps into pipelines. Such activities have resulted in the deaths of dozens of people in recent years, both from gang involvement and explosions at the tap sites, and are diverting more than a billion dollars a year in revenues from the federal government....

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Mexican fuel storage facility blast injures eight 16 March 2017

At least eight people were injured on March 15 by an explosion at a Pemex fuel storage and distribution facility near the state-owned oil company's Salamanca refinery, in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, the Mexican state-owned oil company said on Twitter. Three of the injured were Pemex staff....

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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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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....