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Article archive for Pemex;

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Two fires break out at Pemex facilities on same day, four workers dead and three missing 27 February 2023

Two fires at separate Pemex facilities killed four people and left five others injured on February 23. One of the fires broke out at a storage facility in the state of Veracruz where two workers died and three remain missing. A second fire happened at the Mexican state-owned oil company’s Minatitlán Refinery which killed two workers and injured three others....

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Pemex pipeline explosion kills one, injures 15 in Mexico 01 November 2021

An explosion on a Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) operated pipeline killed one person and injured 15 others on October 31. The incident occurred in the state of Puebla in Mexico and is reported to have happened after suspected fuel thieves breached the pipe....

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Fire on PEMEX offshore platform kills five and injures six, two people still missing 25 August 2021

A fire on an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed five people and injured six others on August 22. PEMEX, which operates the platform, said that the blaze occurred on the E-Ku-A2 platform in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap oil field. The oil company said on August 23 that two people remain missing....

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'Eye of fire' in Gulf of Mexico caused by electrical storm, PEMEX says 06 July 2021

Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) has said that the cause of the ‘eye of fire’ that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on July 2, was the combination of an electrical storm and gas pipeline leak. The oil company said there was no oil spill and immediate action to control the fire on the surface helped avoid any environmental damage....

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Explosion at Pemex refinery causes five minor injuries 11 December 2020

An explosion at a refinery operated by Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex on December 10 caused five minor injuries. The blast happened in the northern state of Nuevo Leon at Pemex’s Cadereyta refinery. Pemex said that no one was injured in the incident, however the Nuevo Leon State Governor reported that five people suffered minor injuries....

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Cyber-attack on Mexico's Pemex halts work, threatens computer networks 12 November 2019

An attempted ransomware attack on November 10 hit computer servers and halted administrative work at state-owned Mexican oil company Pemex, Reuters said, citing employees and internal emails....

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Mexican military says one killed in attack on naval team patrolling pipeline 07 May 2019

One member of Mexico’s navy was killed and three were injured on May 3 when they came under fire while patrolling a section of state-run oil firm Pemex’s frequently plundered pipelines, the country’s naval secretary said....

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Death toll from Mexican pipeline explosion reaches 114 28 January 2019

The number of deaths caused by the explosion and fire on January 18 at the Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo, pipeline tap has risen to 114. Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer Varela told a press conference that 46 deaths had occurred in hospital and 23 burn victims remain in hospitals in Mexico City, the states of México and Hidalgo, and in Galveston, Texas....

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Mexico pipeline blast kills at least 85 21 January 2019

Mexican Health Minister Jorge Alcocer told a news conference on January 20 that the number of fatalities from a gasoline pipeline explosion in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo province, had risen to at least 85. The massive blast late on January 18 caused a fireball which engulfed hundreds of people scooping fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured allegedly by thieves....

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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....