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Pemex Chemical Plant Explosion: 24 dead 136 wounded

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posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 11:49 AM
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Pemex has a really bad history of safety issues, chemical releases, and explosions. This one was pretty bad.



Thoughts and prayers for the families and the wounded workers.



It is the latest in a string of fatal accidents at Pemex facilities. In February a worker was killed in a fire at the same chemical plant and two workers were killed in a fire aboard a Gulf of Mexico oil platform. - See more at: www.bicmagazine.com...


BIC




Wednesday's explosion at the Petroquimica Mexicana de Vinilo facility in the southern state of Veracruz sent large plumes of dark smoke and toxic fumes across the region.



Javier Duarte, governor of the state of Veracruz, told CNN affiliate Televisa that the blast was felt about 10 kilometers (six miles) away. Emergency protocols were put in place, with surrounding municipalities evacuated and schools closed in others, officials said.



CNN




posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 11:54 AM
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The more stuff costs, the more they cost cut, sacrificing safety for production to keep up.



posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

100% correct. I've seen it first hand my whole career.



posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 12:09 PM
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edit on 22-4-2016 by ClownFish because: Removed by CF



posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: quercusrex I've worked on an off shore rig run by Pemex when I was an ROV pilot for an offshore company a few years back. They are easily the most corrupt, inept, and criminal organization I've ever had direct contact with. We had to post watches on our control and work areas to keep the Pemex deck apes from stealing our tools. They constantly disregarded safety protocols, its amazing their rigs aren't exploding weekly.



posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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Pemex CEO Jose Anaya had this to say in his statement about the explosion:




"We know there was a leak, what we don't know is why, but everything points to an accident," Mr Gonzalez Anaya said.

He shared an updated death toll at a press conference late on Thursday, adding that remediation of the site could take up to a year.

He denied the blast was tied to the economic problems of Pemex, which is trying to stem sliding output and slash costs as it faces the pressure of low crude prices.



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The linked article has links to stories on last years rig fire that killed 5.



posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 12:46 PM
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Expect a knee jerk spike in gas prices at the pump. Any excuse to *+*^ the consumers even though their is an oil glut.

www.cnbc.com...



posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
Expect a knee jerk spike in gas prices at the pump.


No, because this plant produced chloroethene not gasoline. But I expect the cost of plastic pipe will rise.



posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 01:22 PM
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Edited.



edit on 22-4-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn



posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 01:29 PM
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originally posted by: ClownFish
I agree with both of you, but I was just thinking that another motive is that by going to another country, it makes it difficult to sue when one's life is ruined, if there is any life left.


One of the main reasons for offshoring/outsourcing is to move where there are little to no regulations (cheap labor, no environmental standards, no taxes, no inspections, etc.).



posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 01:44 PM
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Well, according to the polution coming from those fires in the picture it's knackered all my efforts to recycle for the next 100 years. Where's Mr Gore when you need him.
Or is this polution good polution because it's made by a large company.
My sincere appologies for all who have suffered from the accident.



posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 01:44 PM
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originally posted by: quercusrex

originally posted by: olaru12
Expect a knee jerk spike in gas prices at the pump.


No, because this plant produced chloroethene not gasoline. But I expect the cost of plastic pipe will rise.


What difference does that make. The oil speculators will use any and all tragedies to jack up the price of gasoline no matter how trivial. Energy companies have the consumer right where they want them and we're SOL.

We all know to expect a price hike during the traveling vacation season this summer. Even if their is an oil glut.

priceofoil.org...

No wonder they have a strangle hold on government.
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posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Good point. My bad. I'll see if I can edit to remove the comment.




posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: charolais




One of the main reasons for offshoring/outsourcing is to move where there are little to no regulations (cheap labor, no environmental standards, no taxes, no inspections, etc.).


Yes. That was also a part of my point, but I inadvertently made it on the wrong thread.

Thanks.




posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: ClownFish

I will edit mine out so it does not look like I am breaking balls.



posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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Brent was 45 bucks just now.......new high.twas already in an uptrend since Feb. 28..dang
edit on 22-4-2016 by GBP/JPY because: our new King.....He comes right after a nicely done fake one



posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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originally posted by: crayzeed
Well, according to the polution coming from those fires in the picture it's knackered all my efforts to recycle for the next 100 years. Where's Mr Gore when you need him.
Or is this polution good polution because it's made by a large company.
My sincere appologies for all who have suffered from the accident.


No, it's good pollution because it's a state-owned, meaning nationalized, petroleum company. The only bad ones are the ones making those evil profits, but as we all know, if we nationalize it so that it doesn't have profit money anymore, it's pure as the wind-driven snow and incorruptible and would never have any cost cutting motives.

Right?



posted on Apr, 23 2016 @ 01:30 AM
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Are we seeing the first shots in the war to capture market share of the oil glut?
Is the CIA or some other black bag outfit going around sabotaging competitors oil production?
Did the Saudis hire Blackwater to make some grief for the competition?



posted on Apr, 23 2016 @ 08:52 AM
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originally posted by: bandersnatch
Is the CIA or some other black bag outfit going around sabotaging competitors oil production?


Pemex doesn't need any help to be dangerous.

But you have presented a very interesting theory.
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