The fire is still burning, Fayad said.
In a statement, the state oil company Pemex said the explosion was caused by illegal cranes in the pipeline. Fayat urged the community not to steal gas
Residents living in the immediate vicinity of the pipeline that runs from Tuscany to Tula in Veracruz have been evacuated, Pemex said in a statement. 19659005] Pemex also noted that the explosion will not affect the distribution of gas in Mexico City.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador writes that he was informed of the explosion. I am in Aguascalientes, and after the director of Pamex and the Secretary of Defense informed me, I gave instructions to keep the fire and to treat the victims, "writes Lopez Obrador. several Mexican states and the country's capital have been drying up for almost two weeks. The president's administration has closed several key pipelines in an attempt to cope with fuel theft, which he thinks would cost the country about $ 3 billion a year ago
Mexico's leaders have become desperate. Family members alternate to wait in long gas lines. Some people break social media as clues about which stations are open. Others have just decided to leave their cars home. Pemex says the new gas distribution system will have long-term benefits that exceed all short-term costs