Mexico reopens oil ports after bad weather clears

11:20, January 04, 2010      

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Mexico reopens four of its five main oil exporting ports in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after bad weather cleared, the Mexican Communications and Transport Ministry (SCT) said.

The four ports, Coatzacaoalcos, Dos Bocas, Cayo Arcas and Frontera, were closed on Saturday and Friday because of rough seas.

The only major oil exporting port that remained closed is the one on Carmen Island in Quintana Roo State in the Mexican Caribbean, the SCT said in a statement.

But the SCT said sailing, fishing, sports, tourism and other beach activities were still not recommended due to high waves amid a cold front in the Gulf of Mexico.

"There are high probabilities of clouds and rains along the Mexican coast and waves of some two meters high," it warned.

The National Meteorology Service of Mexico said that low temperatures will linger across the country due to a polar air mass affecting southeast Mexico.

Source: Xinhua
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