MOSCOW (MRC) -- At least eight people
were injured on Wednesday by explosion at a Pemex fuel storage and distribution
facility near the state-owned oil company's Salamanca refinery, in the central
Mexican state of Guanajuato, said Reuters,
The company said there were no deaths or "severe damages"
at the facility, which supplies gasoline to regional buyers. It added that the
fire has been extinguished.
The blast occurred as workers were filling a
tanker truck with fuel in a part of the plant away from storage facilities,
Pemex said in a statement.
As MRC informed earlier, Pemex is investing
almost USD5.5bn in upgrading its refineries, increasing pipeline capacity
and modernising a fertiliser plant.
Pemex, Mexican Petroleum, is a
Mexican state-owned petroleum company. Pemex has a total asset worth of
USD415.75 billion, and is the world's second largest non-publicly listed company
by total market value, and Latin America's second largest enterprise by annual
revenue as of 2009. Company produces such polymers, as polyethylene (PE),
polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS).