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Mexico’s oil ports on the Gulf closed because of storms

Storms on Mexico’s side of the Gulf of Mexico caused the closure to shipping of the country’s three crude oil loading ports in the Gulf on Thursday.

The decision was taken for safety reasons with high winds and heavy seas causing concern.

The ports are: Pajaritos in the city of Coatzacoalcos in Vera Cruz state; Cayos Arcas on an island in the southeast of the Gulf and part of the state of Campeche; and Dos Bocas in Paraiso in the state of Tabasco.

Dos Bocas was reportedly the port of shelter for a number of ships that service the production platforms in the Sound of Campeche.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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