Pemex declares force majeure on Maya crude from Pacific coast

6/28/2017 Reuters

Pemex LogoMexico’s state oil company Pemex on Wednesday said it had declared force majeure on five cargoes of Maya crude slated to load at its Salina Cruz terminal on the Pacific Coast after flooding and a fire hit the refinery there earlier this month.

The oil was redirected to the Gulf of Mexico for sale to other customers, and the company sees no impact on its total U.S. exports, Pemex said in a statement. The oil had been destined for the U.S. West Coast.

Reuters reported earlier on Wednesday that at least two shipments had been suspended.

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