"Storm Ingrid Drenches Mexico, Closes Oil Ports"

"Tropical Storm Ingrid doused eastern Mexico with heavy rain on Friday, helping to close two key ports and prompt state oil monopoly Pemex to take steps to protect its operations in the Gulf of Mexico."

"Though currently stationary, Ingrid, the ninth storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, strengthened during Friday and could become a hurricane before hitting land late on Sunday or early on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

An official with Pemex said the company was closely monitoring Ingrid, but has not ordered any major installations to be closed. Still, the travel of oil workers in the area both by air and ship has been "temporarily interrupted" until the weather improves, Pemex said in a statement."

David Alire Garcia reports for Reuters September 16, 2013.

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Source: Reuters, 09/16/2013