Mexico's Tula crude refinery hit by energy outage
Petroleumworld.com 01 16 2017
Mexico's second-biggest oil refinery was hit by a power outage that halted production, state oil company Pemex said on Saturday.
The Tula refinery in Hidalgo state that processes 315,000 barrels of crude a day suffered an electricity failure that the company was working to fix, a Pemex spokesman told Reuters.
"This should last a few hours," he said.
Early this month, Mexico saw widespread protests, some that shut down gas stations, after a 14 percent increase in regular gas prices took effect as the government moves toward implementing a free-market in gasoline.
"The refinery has sufficient inventories and there is no risk of shortages or lack of product," the company said on its Twitter account.
Story by Miguel Gutierrez from Reuters.
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