Pemex Resumes Natural Gas Transport

Mexico's state oil company Pemex began transporting natural gas through its 48-inch diameter Cactus-San Fernando pipeline on Monday morning following guerrilla attacks on Pemex pipelines in six locations on September 10, a company spokesperson told BNamericas.

Pemex began filling the pipeline on Sunday afternoon, Pemex said in a statement.

The attacks hit the Cactus-San Fernando pipeline at three locations - Delicias, Río Actopan and Río La Antigua - where Pemex worked last week to install bypasses.

The company aims to reestablish transport on Tuesday of LPG through the 24-inch Cactus-Guadalajara pipeline, which also was attacked.

Mexico did not suffer LPG shortages from the attack because the country imported 10,000t, transported the fuel via tanker trunk and coordinated distribution efforts.

The 24-inch and 30-inch oil pipelines that were attacked have resumed the transport of crude to the Tula and Salamanca refineries.

The attacks were claimed by leftist guerrilla group EPR, which also attacked Pemex pipelines on July 5 and 10.

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