Fire at Mexico Pemex gas facility kills 10

Reuters - Ten people were killed and at least 10 others injured when a Pemex gas facility burst into flames in northern Mexico on Tuesday, disrupting gas supplies in the area. The blaze was one of the worst accidents Pemex has suffered in the last few years.

ICA exec sees infrastructure spending rising 56%

Bloomberg - Annual infrastructure spending in Mexico could climb as much as 56 percent to $70 billion in the coming years as the country plows more money into roads, ports, water projects, and oil and gas, said ICA chief executive Alonso Quintana.

ACCIONA to build a second water treatment plant

4-traders - Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) has awarded a contract to a consortium of ACCIONA Agua and a group of Mexican companies to design, build, operate and maintain the first stage of the El Caracol Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Mitsubishi to build 50 MW power plant for CFE

JCN Newswire - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., jointly with Mitsubishi Corp., has received a full turnkey order from Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to build a 50 MW geothermal power generation plant at its Los Azufres III power station.

Petrofac wins contract for offshore oil area

ShareCast - Oil and gas services firm Petrofac said it had won a contract to develop the Arenque contract area, offshore Mexico. The Arenque field is currently producing around 5,000 barrels per day.

Diver keeps Mexico City's sewage flowing

EFE - Julio Cesar Cu Camara has turned his diving hobby into an extreme job, keeping Mexico City's vast sewerage system flowing for 29 years. The sewers are Cu Camara's workplace, a world of hundreds of kilometers of pipes and pumps.

Campesinos win victory in fight against Parota dam

World War 4 Report - After nearly 10 years of struggle, Mexican campesinos fighting to protect their lands from the planned La Parota hydro-dam on the Río Papagayo won a victory with the Aug. 16 signing of the "Cacahuatepec Accords."

Mexico moving ahead with $8 billion pipeline expansion - Mexico is pressing ahead with an $8 billion expansion of the country's 5,500-mile natural gas pipeline system, focusing on central and northern industrial cities. it intends to fuel that network with U.S. natural gas.

MVS says spectrum recovery an act of "revenge"

EFE - The Mexican government's decision to recover spectrum in the high-frequency 2.5-GHz band was an act of "revenge" for MVS Comunicaciones' decision to rehire a newscaster, CEO Joaquin Vargas said, adding that the firm will challenge the move in court.

Mexico to re-auction spectrum in 40MHz chunks

Reuters - The Mexican government plans to re-auction the coveted 2.5 GHz band in chunks of 40 MHz to allow a broader number of companies to take part in the process, Deputy Communications Minister Hector Olavarria told Milenio newspaper.

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