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Pemex Polyethylene Production Down in Mexico Following Pipeline Explosion
September 22, 2022


Polyethylene (PE) production in Mexico is down following an Ethane pipeline explosion.

In a letter to customers this week, PetrĂ³leos Mexicanos (Pemex) said the crackers and derivatives plants at its petrochemical facilities in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, are out of operation following an explosion on Tuesday at an ethane pipeline.

Pemex's complex in Coatzacoalcos also produces PE.

The company said an excavator hit the pipeline in Huimanguillo, Tabasco, causing an ethane leak. The 24-inch pipeline, which runs from Ciudad Pemex to Cangrejera, supplies the Coatzacoalcos complexes.

Pemex added it was still awaiting an estimated date for the repair of the damaged pipeline and later the start-up of crackers and derivatives plants. The company also said that a force majeure will be made by the corresponding areas.

By The Plastics Exchange.



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