Pemex to reopen fire-damaged Salina Cruz refinery next month

Mexico’s state oil firm Pemex has announced that its refinery at Salina Cruz, which closed because of a fire in mid-June, will reopen on July 30, according to the Associated Press.

The June 14 fire occurred after flooding caused by Tropical Storm Calvin. One person died from injuries sustained in the fire while several other people were hurt.

Firefighters eventually subdued the blaze on June 16.

Cleanup and repairs to the water and fire damage at the plant in the southern state of Oaxaca are being conducted by Pemex’s processing arm Pemex Transformacion Industrial.

The fire ignited when floodwaters in the containment dam of a crude oil storage tank caused an oil spill. Flames spread from the containment dam to the refinery’s pumping room.

Donal Scully

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