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Pemex: 14 Dead, 80 Injured in Office Building Explosion (video) at Mexican Oil Company Headquarters

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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 06:48 PM
hi all
just saw this breaking so dont have ay other info yet

edit to add this footage of explosion

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion at the main headquarters of Mexico's state-owned oil company in the capital killed 14 people and injured 80 on Thursday as it heavily damaged three floors of the building, sending hundreds into the streets and a large plume of smoke over the skyline.

There were also reports that as many as 30 people were trapped in the debris from the explosion, which occurred in the basement of an administrative building next to the iconic, 52-story tower of Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex.

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This is at their headquarters in a Mexico city skyscraper .. Terrorist attack?

edit on 31-1-2013 by goou111 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:13 PM
Cartels or a disgruntled employee..

My thoughts go out to the families.

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:24 PM
reply to post by goou111

It may be linked with the:

Explosive package sent to the Head of the Division of Nanotechnology Engineering, Universidad Politécnica, Valle de Mexico (Mexico)

National institutions and corporations that conduct rigorous studies and research for the commercial development of Nano-bio-science are varied; they range from the Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo (IMP) with the help of Pemex and CFE, the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM), Universidad Iberoamericana, the Instituto Potosino de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica (among others) with its Environmental Nanotechnology University Project; Glaxo SmithKline, Unilever, Syngenta, among others.
(from the article, emphasis on Pemex by me)

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:28 PM
reply to post by Manhater

More likely to be a warning...They were probably trying to secure a larger market share from one of the world's petroleum giants, like BP, Exxon, Shell or Mobil.

This blast comes just a few months after another fatal explosion, targeting another one of the company's locations....

edit on 1/31/2013 by GoOfYFoOt because: added text

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:30 PM
reply to post by Manhater

Also possible...

Mexico: Corruption in the national oil company (Pemex); treatment of employees by management and union leaders; incidents of violence against Pemex employees

Corruption in Pemex

According to media sources, Pemex has a history of corruption (El Diario de Coahuila 10 July 2011; Contralínea 20 Feb. 2011). The Ministry of the Public Service states that Pemex is the [translation] "most corrupt entity" of the federal government (ibid.; Milenio 15 July 2010). According to Agencia EFE, a Spanish-language news agency, a Pemex Deputy Comptroller stated that between 2006 and 2010, within Pemex's largest unit, Pemex Exploración y Producción, there were 153 cases of fraud detected (Agencia EFE 5 July 2011). Of these cases, 57 occurred in 2010, and 14 cases occurred in 2009 (ibid.). The corruption reportedly includes: inflating multimillion dollar contracts, giving contracts in exchange for favours, and giving contracts without a license to friends (El Diario de Coahuila 10 July 2011). Agencia EFE also reports that contracts were given to unqualified firms (3 Feb. 2011). Other media sources indicate that Pemex employees have helped criminal groups to steal fuel (Reuters 25 July 2011; LA Times 6 Sept. 2010). According to Agencia EFE, the government has attempted to combat corruption at Pemex by bringing in more specialized and skilled workers (5 July 2011) to strengthen the "organs of control" (4 July 2011).

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:54 PM
This oil company is the source of Tovex being used by the Drug Cartels. So is it a case of creating your own worst enemy?

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 08:08 PM
added this footage to the op

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:17 PM
Posted earlier here:

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