Pemex fire at Ciudad Madero refinery storage tank causes minor injuries
Seven workers have been treated for dehydration and two for minor burns, according to a Pemex press official who declined to be named because of company policy.
By ADAM WILLIAMS
Nine Petroleos Mexicanos employees reported minor injuries
after a storage tank at a refinery in Ciudad Madero caught
fire late on Tuesday night.
Seven workers have been treated for dehydration and two for
minor burns, according to a Pemex press official who declined
to be named because of company policy
Emergency services crews continue to work to extinguish the
fire at the state-owned oil producers refinery
500 kilometers (311
miles) north of Mexico City in the Tamaulipas state. No
serious injuries have been reported.
has production capacity
of 190,000 bpd.
The blaze is at least the third accident at the site this
year. A fire at the units coker plant limited
operations for five days in May, less than a month after a
boiler exploded because of an excessive pressure build-up in
April. No injuries were reported in either incident.
The Ciudad Madero refinery
, the smallest of
Pemexs six national refineries, processed 129,763 bpd
in 2013, and 128,293 bpd in May.