Mexico Says Pemex Gas Buildup Caused Deadliest Blast Since 2006


Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, Mexico's minister of the interior, from... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Attorney General,CEO,Civilian,Exploding,Finance,Following,Fuel and Power Generation,Gasoline,Horizontal,Interior Minister,Leaving,Mexico,Mexico City,Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong,North America,Petroleos Mexicanos,Preparation,Press Conference,The Americas,USAPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergMiguel Angel Osorio Chong, Mexico's minister of the interior, from left, Jesus Murillo Karam, Mexico's attorney general, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, energy minister, and Emilio Lozoya Austin, chief executive officer of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), prepare to depart following a news conference in Mexico City, Mexico, on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. The blast that killed 37 people at state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos’s headquarters in Mexico City last week was caused by gas buildup, Murillo said, the first government explanation for the nation’s deadliest explosion since 2006. Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images