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Mexico – Pemex Extinguishes Fire At Tula Refinery – Workers Injured

Tula fireThe fire occurred at a heater within the refinery’s Hidros 1 plant, a hydrotreater that uses hydrogen to remove impurities in the refining process, Pemex said in a statement.

Mexico’s state-run Pemex has extinguished a fire at its Tula refinery, the company said on Monday.

Pemex said the incident did not affect production, but added that one worker was injured.

The fire occurred at a heater within the refinery’s Hidros 1 plant, a hydrotreater that uses hydrogen to remove impurities in the refining process, Pemex said in a statement.

“The fire lasted less than one hour. There was no major damage,” a Pemex spokesman told news agency Reuters. The spokesman declined to be named, in line with company policy.

The spokesman said Pemex did not yet know what caused the blaze.

The Tula refinery, located in central Hidalgo state, is Mexico’s second-largest, with a capacity to process 315,000 bpd of crude oil. The fire is the latest in a string of recent accidents at Pemex’s facilities.

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