Mexico's Pemex Says Refinery Electrical System Damaged By Quake


MEXICO CITY, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Mexican state oil company Pemex said on Tuesday that it soon expects to repair turbogenerators damaged at its refinery near the epicenter of last week's massive earthquake.

It said it will fix them in the next few days at the Salina Cruz refinery, Pemex's biggest.

"When the quake struck, the turbogenerators were turning normally and suffered some damage," it said.

Pemex said it continues to evaluate the condition of the refinery's industrial systems but has not detected other damage.

The company added that it expected to restart Salina Cruz sometime soon, without going into further detail.

Pemex had shut down the refinery as a precaution following the 8.1 magnitude quake last Thursday.

(Reporting by Ana Isabel Martinez; Editing by W Simon)


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