August 30, 2014
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A fire has broken out at a pipeline near Mexico's border with the United States.
Mexico's state-owned oil company says the fire is burning at a monitoring station on a pipeline near the city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas.
The pipeline mainly serves wells in the Burgos basin that produce natural gas. It is run by the Petroleos Mexicanos company.
The company said Tuesday that the station is normally staffed. Emergency crews were still trying to extinguish the fire and stabilize the pipeline, but it was not clear if anyone was injured or killed in the fire.
Pipelines carrying gasoline and diesel in Mexico are frequently tapped by thieves looking to steal oil products.
Several oil spills and explosions have been blamed on illegal taps.
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