Pemex Completes Bypass on NatGas Pipeline

Mexico's state oil company Pemex has completed a bypass of the area on the Mexico-Guadalajara natural gas pipeline damaged by an explosion earlier this week, Pemex said in a statement.

Pemex as of late Thursday (Jul 12) had begun tests and was expecting to begin pumping natural gas through the line in the evening to reach clients in the Bajio region by early Friday morning.

Pemex was also planning to finish installation of the bypass of the Poza Rica-Salamanca oil pipeline on Thursday to begin tests early Friday.

Supply of crude to the Salamanca refinery was expected to resume on Friday to allow production of diesel and gasoline to return to normal.

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