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Esta noticia habla de una explosion de PEMEX en Mexico como un "accidente" la tercera , el tercer sabotaje en lo que va de ano.
Blast rips through Mexico oil refinery
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By Gabriela Lopez Gabriela Lopez – 25 mins ago
CADEYRETA, Mexico (Reuters) – An explosion ripped through a major Mexican refinery operated by state oil company Pemex on Tuesday, and rescue workers said at least five people were seriously injured.
Local media in northern Mexico initially reported that seven people had died in the explosion at Pemex's Cadeyreta complex. Pemex could not confirm the deaths, and an emergency services official told local radio that nobody had been killed.
The oil refinery is Mexico's most sophisticated and the country's third largest, with a capacity of 275,000 barrels per day. The blast could force Mexico, which already relies on imports for more than 40 percent of domestic gasoline demand, to significantly boost fuel imports.
Firefighters were hosing down the unit where the accident occurred, but said the blast did not cause a fire.
"We felt the windows shake. It was only a few seconds, but the whole building shook," said Jose Luis Garza, a government employee in Juarez, about 20 minutes from the refinery.
U.S. crude oil and RBOB gasoline futures pared losses slightly after the explosion.
Mexico bought 432,000 barrels a day of fuel from the United States in June, making it the top importer of U.S. refined products, according to the U.S. government.
"Mexico is already short of refining capacity and this will make it even shorter," said Antoine Halff, deputy head of research at Newedge Group in New York. "It could well raise oil product prices as Mexico needs to increase imports."
The blast comes in a year marred by serious accidents in the North American oil industry, including the months-long Deepwater Horizon spill, a major pipeline accident in Michigan and an explosion at a Gulf of Mexico natural gas platform.
Guillermo de Leon, head of civil protection forces in Cadeyreta said five people had been seriously injured in Tuesday's explosion.
Francisco Montano, a Pemex spokesman in Mexico City, said he was unable to confirm whether anyone had been killed. A local emergency services official told Mexican radio that there were no deaths.
Montano said the blast took place in one of the Cadeyreta refinery's hydrotreating units, which removes sulfur from fuels under high pressure in the presence of explosive hydrogen gas.
Mexico, the world's seventh largest oil producer, must import fuel due to a lack of refining capacity.
A Gulf Coast products trader said it was "hard to gauge" whether Pemex would pull more U.S. exports in the aftermath of the explosion. "Pemex already moves a lot of cargoes off the Gulf Coast," the trader said.
Pemex, struggling under a mountain of debt and rapidly aging oil fields, is studying a plan to import crude oil for the first time in over three decades to improve the profitability of its refineries.
(Additional reporting by Robert Campbell, Cyntia Barrera Diaz, Miguel Angel Gutierrez and Catherine Bremer in Mexico City and David Sheppard and Joshua Schneyer in New York, Kristen Hays in Houston; Editing by Kieran Murray)
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