Sunday, August 19, 2007

Mexico clears oil rigs as hurricane nears

Mexican oil company Pemex has evacuated thousands of its workers from the Gulf of Mexico as Hurricane Dean gets closer. Read the updated story of Hurricane Dean here.

Mexican state oil company Pemex on Sunday evacuated thousands of oil workers from the Gulf of Mexico and warned it might close up to 2.2m barrels a day of crude oil production as the powerful hurricane approached.

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