(Energy Analytics Institute, 20.Sep.2022) — State-owned Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said an excavator accidentally hit one of its pipelines, which caused an ethane gas leak that triggered a fire.
Pemex confirmed the damaged infrastructure was a 24-inch ethane pipeline that runs from Ciudad Pemex to Cangrejera, the company announced on 20 September 2022 in an official statement.
The incident happened while the excavator was carrying out activities at the Mezcalapa Crossing (Paredón side, 500m) in Huimanguillo, Tabasco due to the effects caused by the heavy rains that damaged the land.
Thus far no personal injuries have been reported nor damage to facilities or the surrounding community, the company said.
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