PEMEX has another Offshore Incident

Mexican oil company, PEMEX has been plagued by safety incidents in recent months. The latest is a fire on a tanker in the Gulf of Mexico. The tanker, Burgos, off the coast of Boca del Rio, Veracruz state caught fire on Saturday. The Mexican Navy reports that 31 crew members were safely evacuated and the fire put out. The tanker was carrying 80,000 barrels of diesel and 70,000 barrels of gasoline. The tanker fire was the latest is a series of fires at PEMEX facilities. Major incidents include; April 2016 30 people died in an explosion at a petrochemical plant in Veracruz; in 2013 37 people were killed in an explosion in Mexico City at Pemex headquarter; and in 2012 26 people were killed in a fire at a natural gas facility in northern Mexico.