Watch: 3 Separate Oil Facilities Explode Suddenly in 24 Hours

Watch: 3 Separate Oil Facilities Explode Suddenly in 24 Hours

The alarming trend of explosions and fires at manufacturing plants and critical infrastructure locations continued this week. Three oil facilities in separate locations across Mexico and the United States suffered huge fires after sudden explosions, Slay News reported. All of the explosions occurred in the space of 24 hours, the report added.

“All three facilities, including one in Texas, are controlled by the state-owned Mexican oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX),” the report added.

According to Bloomberg, three separate fires broke out at PEMEX facilities on Thursday, resulting in the deaths of two workers. At least eight people were also injured in the fires and several people have gone missing.

The fires that broke out were in the following locations: The PEMEX crude oil storage facility in Veracruz, Mexico, the Combined Maya plant of the Minatitlán Refinery in Veracruz, and in Deer Creek, Texas. The Veracruz location is Mexico’s largest oil storage facility.

This is how the 9 thousand million pesos that were allocated to Pemex Veracruz in this year’s Expenditure Budget look like,” reporter Indira Rosales noted on Friday. “We are still waiting for an official report on the accidents yesterday in Minatitlán and Ixhuatlán del Sureste. Worker Families Deserve Answers!”

It is unclear why three Mexican-affiliated oil facilities would have explosions and fires in the space of 24 hours.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said at a press conference on Friday that the fire at the Minatitlan refinery was immediately ‘brought under control.’ But at the time of the conference, the fire at the Ixhuatlan storage facility was not yet extinguished.

“In the case of Ixhuatlan, it will take more time because it occurred at an oil deposit,” he said.

Pemex released statements on the three separate incidents explaining what reportedly happened and the progress of its response to the fires.

In the United States, Americans are witnessing a spate of rail and manufacturing disasters, the most notable being the ecological disaster in East Palestine, Ohio.


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