Pemex oil facilities hit by three separate fires

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Three separate fires at Petroleos Mexicanos facilities in Mexico has left at least eight people injured and several missing.
Pemex said at least five people were missing and three were hospitalised after a fire broke out at a storage facility in Ixhuatlan, Veracruz, Bloomberg reported.
It was also reported that another blaze at the combined Maya unit of its 285,000-barrel-a-day Minatitlan refinery in Veracruz had injured five workers. The same day, Pemex issued a community alert noting that there was a fire at one of its units in the Deer Park refinery in Texas.
The fire at the Minatitlan refinery was controlled quickly, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in a press conference on February 24.
“In the case of Ixhuatlan, it will take more time because it occurred at an oil deposit,” he said.
The blast at Ixhuatlan sent huge clouds of smoke into the sky, pictures and videos on Twitter show.
While Pemex has said that operations at its Minatitlan and Deer Park refineries are back to normal, the series of incidents has put Pemex’s environment, social and governance (ESG) record under a spotlight.

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