Brief: Pipeline tappers hit strategic duct

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Pemex personnel brought a leak caused by illegal pipeline tapping in Salina Cruz under control, the oil company said. The leak was discovered on the Minatitlan-Salina Cruz pipeline, which has gasoline and diesel capacity of 73,000b/d. The pipeline connects refineries between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts at the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Fuel thieves target the 249km pipeline regularly.

Authorities have long considered turning the Isthmus of Tehuantepec into an industrial corridor competing with the Panama canal.

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