Skip to comments.Pemex pipe explodes in central Mexico, 7 injured
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, Mexicos 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 prosecutors 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 areas communities, Mexico state Gov. Eruviel Avila said via Twitter.
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Mexico is getting closer to Nigeria in these illegal and destructive taps.
“But you can’t build Keystone because people in Kansas and Nebraska will be doing exactly the same thing!” I can hear it now.
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.
Mexicans in Kansas and Nebraska will be illegally tapping the pipeline?