During the afternoon of this Tuesday, September 20, an explosion was reported in an area belonging to the Paredon Station Mexican oil, in the municipality of Huimanguillo, Tabasco, so it was necessary to evacuate the staff and mobilize emergency services.
The fire and the columns of smoke, several meters high, generated fear among the workers who quickly sought to leave the place so as not to put their lives at risk.
Preliminarily it was pointed out that the incident was caused by a backhoe that accidentally hit an ethane gas pipe and caused a leak; however, this version has not been confirmed.
The Institute of Civil Protection of the State of Tabasco still analyzes the accident to determine exactly what happened and issue the corresponding opinion.
The first elements of Pemex to arrive reported that the fire started in a right-of-way of the Paredón station and fortunately there were no deaths or injuries.
In addition, risk to the population was ruled out since the closest homes are at a distance of approximately 2 kilometers and the closest is the Tecnotabla company, where employees were also evacuated.
In the same way, it was announced that the valves had already been closed and the burning of the gas that was released after the pipeline rupture.
The state governor, Carlos Manuel Merino, indicated that local Civil Protection informed him that a low-intensity earthquake had been recorded after the explosion.
Economic package with fewer resources for the energy sector
The Federation Expenditure Budget Project for 2023 showed a brake for various organizations dedicated to developing the Mexican energy sectorwith the exception of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).
According to the document published by the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) would receive a budget of 439 thousand 772 million pesos, which would represent a 6.9 percent reduction in real terms compared to what was tested for fiscal year 2022.
The treasury project plans to allocate 49 thousand 401 million pesos for the Secretary of Energy (Sener) directed by Rocío Nahle, which in real terms yields a figure almost identical to that of this year.