The CFE suffered a MXN20.2bn blow. In the first quarter, the state-owned company announced MXN20.2bn in losses, 24% more than in the same period last year. According to the CFE, the difference is explained by lower tariffs and weaker sales which were MXN2.2bn less than in 2015 (Spanish).

 

The lack of maintenance in Pemex's pipelines endangers Tabasco's population. The state-owned company has failed to give corrective and preventive maintenance to almost 2,000 km of pipelines in the state averaging 29 years of age (Spanish). According to a local congressman, that explains the frequent accidents causing human casualties and environmental degradation.

 

Scarce resources translate into reduced infrastructure maintenance. Pemex Exploration and Production (PEP) has suffered a 69.5% cut in the budget for maintaining production infrastructure between 2012 and 2016 (Spanish). The company is working to conclude a study to identify and evaluate risk factors for workers in six refineries.

 

The families of the Pemex Tower victims were compensated. Three years after the accident, the three Copicosa contract workers were granted treatment equal to that of Pemex employees who also died in the explosion. The Federal Court ruled that Pemex must offer a public apology and compensate each family with MXN10m (Spanish).

 

 

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