Fire occurs at oil refinery in Mexico

Article by Amanda Doyle

A FIRE broke out at the Lazaro Cardenas oil refinery in Minatitlan, Mexico, resulting in seven people getting minor injuries.

The refinery – one of six owned by Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) – has a capacity of up to 285,000 bbl/d. According to local media, the fire started around 17:00 local time on 7 April. Pemex said on Twitter that it had been extinguished at 01:00 local time on 8 April. There were no reports of fatalities, but seven people had minor injuries.

Reuters reported that the fire started in a gasoline transfer pump, according to Angel Carrizales, Executive Director of Mexico’s safety, energy and environment regulator ASEA.

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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