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Pemex pipe explodes in central Mexico, 7 injured
Fuel Fix ^ | 7/22/2013 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/22/2013 6:10:53 AM PDT by thackney

A pipeline explosion Sunday that injured seven people and sent flames and smoke shooting hundreds of feet into the air in central Mexico was caused by illegal tapping, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said.

The pre-dawn explosion in a farm field injured four police officers and three firefighters among those called to the scene by a report of an oil leak, the state prosecutor’s office said.

Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, issued a statement on its Twitter account blaming the blast on an attempt to steal oil with an illicit tap. The supply of crude oil through the pipeline was immediately suspended, it said.

The explosion in Tonanitla in central Mexico state did not threaten any of the area’s communities, Mexico state Gov. Eruviel Avila said via Twitter.

(Excerpt) Read more at fuelfix.com ...


TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; oil; pemex; pipeline
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Mexico is getting closer to Nigeria in these illegal and destructive taps.

1 posted on 07/22/2013 6:10:53 AM PDT by thackney
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To: thackney

“But you can’t build Keystone because people in Kansas and Nebraska will be doing exactly the same thing!” I can hear it now.


2 posted on 07/22/2013 7:05:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: thackney

Hell,that’s nothing.Twenty five people were beheaded in Nuevo Loredo last Saturday and had their heads displayed on lamp posts around the city.


3 posted on 07/22/2013 7:29:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Mexicans in Kansas and Nebraska will be illegally tapping the pipeline?


4 posted on 07/22/2013 8:39:38 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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