Mexico Says Pemex Gas Buildup Caused Deadliest Blast Since 2006


A model of the Petroleos Mexicanos administrative building sits in... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Administrator,Attorney General,CEO,Civilian,Exploding,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Gasoline,Government Minister,Horizontal,Mexico,Mexico City,North America,Petroleos Mexicanos,Press Conference,Selective Focus,Sitting,The Americas,USAPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergA model of the Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) administrative building sits in the foreground while Jesus Murillo Karam, Mexico's attorney general, from left, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, energy minister, and Emilio Lozoya Austin, chief executive officer of Pemex, hold 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