Mexico in September has reduced oil production due to hurricanes and earthquakes

© RIA Novosti / Dmitry Samansisaltoinen in Mexico. Archival photoMexico in September has reduced oil production due to hurricanes and earthquakes© RIA Novosti / Dmitry Znamenskiy

Mexican Pemex in September has reduced the volume of oil extraction and production of petroleum products due to earthquakes and hurricanes, the company said.

Meanwhile, it is noted that natural disasters did not cause significant damage to the company’s facilities. Pemex expects average production this year to 1,944 million barrels per day, offsetting September’s decline in a strong performance for August.

After the earthquake of magnitude 8.2 that occurred on 7 September, Pemex stopped work at the plant in Salina Cruz for security reasons, and the aftershocks in Oaxaca on September 23 made it difficult to work to restore normal functioning of the enterprise. The company intends to resume operations in late September and reach full capacity by the third week of October.

In addition, the affected mining companies and from the last September hurricanes.

An earthquake of magnitude of 7.1 occurred in Mexico on September 19. Strong earthquake in the South of the country and came to Mexico, which destroyed dozens of homes. Subsequently, it was reported about two repeated blows of underground elements with magnitude of 5.8 and 6.1. According to the latest official figures, killed 337 people. Another strong earthquake occurred on 7 September, killing about 70 people.