What’s Going On? Massive Fires Break Out at Three Mexico State-Owned Oil Facilities Including One in Texas Within 24 Hours (VIDEO)
In just one day, massive fires broke out at three different facilities in Mexico and one in the United States that are controlled by the state-owned Mexican oil company, Pemex.
On Thursday, three separate fires broke out at Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) facilities, resulting in one worker’s death, at least eight people were injured, and several others missing, Bloomberg reported.
This resulted in increased scrutiny of the safety record of the Mexican state oil firm in advance of its earnings call on Monday.
The fires broke out at the Pemex crude oil storage facility in Veracruz, Mexico, in Maya unit (285,000-barrel-a-day) Minatitlan refinery in Veracruz, and in Deer Creek, Texas.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, president of Mexico, said at a press conference on Friday morning that the fire at the Minatitlan refinery was immediately brought under control, but that the fire at the Ixhuatlan storage facility has not yet been extinguished. He said, “in the case of Ixhuatlan, it will take more time because it occurred at an oil deposit.”
#Russia: A huge Blaze with black smoke clouds at Mexico’s largest Oil storage facility in city #Veracruz
A fire in a pipeline at the facilities of the state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (#Pemex) was reported today by the Civil Protection Secretariat of Veracruz, Mexico. pic.twitter.com/D7XJ9l7rsC
— Khurram Zubair (@Khurram__z) February 24, 2023
Three fires broke out on Thursday at different facilities in Mexico and the United States operated by state-owned Mexican oil company Pemex.
Five missing, eight injured.pic.twitter.com/GR1AudZ3bz
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 24, 2023
UPDATE: Multiple fires ROCK state owned Mexican oil refineries in 3 separate locations… pic.twitter.com/BXYoHHgczO
— The American Tribune (@TAmTrib) February 24, 2023
Así se ven los 9 mil mdp que se destinaron para @Pemex Veracruz en el Presupuesto de Egresos de este año… seguimos esperando un informe oficial de los accidentes del día de ayer en Minatitlán e Ixhuatlán del Sureste.
¡Las familias de los trabajadores
Source: The Gateway Pundit