(ROGELIO MORALES /CUARTOSCURO.COM)
Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) guaranteed the supply of gasoline and diesel for the port of Acapulco and the entire state of Guerrero after the damage left by the passage of Hurricane Otis, which made landfall in the early hours of Wednesday, October 25 as a category 5 , the highest on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
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Through a statement, the State company assured that it has sufficient fuel inventories and detailed that in the particular case of Acapulco, the storage and dispatch terminal has in stock just over 23.6 million liters (149 thousand barrels) between gasoline and diesel for 18 days.
To reinforce this inventory, Pemex has scheduled the arrival of a ship with 44 thousand barrels of regular gasoline, 25 thousand of premium gasoline and 3 thousand of jet fuel to the port of Acapulco in the coming days.
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Petróleos Mexicanos stressed that given the cuts in the electricity supply that are registered in the entity, it is feasible that some gas stations will not be able to provide service to the public.
However, he said that with the gradual restoration of electrical energy, the service will be regularized, since there is sufficient fuel inventory.
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By emphasizing that it will work permanently to support with fuel the emergency services that are required in the state of Guerrero, the productive company also expresses its solidarity with the affected inhabitants.
A fallen electricity pole is pictured on a road after Hurricane Otis hit, near Acapulco, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, Mexico, October 25, 2023. (REUTERS/Henry Romero)
On Wednesday morning, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) announced that 504,4340 users were affected by Hurricane Otis. At the 8:00 a.m. cutoff, the agency had managed to restore supply to 40% of the homes without electricity, however, no new balance was given at the 1:20 a.m. cutoff on October 26.
According to the CFE, since early Wednesday morning the first actions were undertaken remotely, through automation equipment, to restore electrical service.
In accordance with their action protocols, personnel located at strategic points began physical restoration work in the affected sites by having safe conditions to carry out the work, which will continue uninterrupted until the electrical service is restored to 100 percent.
To respond to this emergency, the CFE has had a team made up of 846 electrical workers, 96 cranes, 347 vehicles, 26 emergency plants and 1 helicopter.