Massive fires broke out Thursday at three different oil facilities in Mexico, including one in the United States controlled by the state-owned Mexican oil company Pemex.
The fires broke out at the crude oil storage facility in Veracruz, Mexico, in the Maya unit (285,000-barrel-a-day) Minatitlan refinery in Veracruz, and in Deer Creek, Texas.
#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
All told the fires left two workers dead, at least eight injured, and several others missing.
Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador claimed the Minatitlan refinery fire has been brought under control, but the Ixhuatlan storage facility had not yet been extinguished.
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