Poza Rica


Poza Rica

Mexico

      city, north-central Veracruz estado (state), east-central Mexico. Northeast of Mexico City, Poza Rica lies on the Cazones River approximately 200 feet (60 metres) above sea level.

      The hot, humid climate is inhospitable, but Poza Rica is situated in the midst of one of Mexico's most important petroleum-producing regions, and the relatively modern city developed in the early 20th century as an administrative and refining centre for the petroleum industry. Pipelines connect the refineries of Poza Rica to the Golden Lane and Marine Golden Lane oil fields of northern Veracruz and carry petroleum products to the nearby ports of Tuxpan and Tecolutla for export, as well as to distant markets in the interior of Mexico. Poza Rica was the scene of a major air pollution disaster in 1950 when hydrogen sulfide at an oil field was accidentally vented into the air under a low-altitude temperature inversion; 22 persons were killed and 320 hospitalized. The city is linked by highway to the ports of Tuxpan and Tecolutla and is served by domestic airlines. Pop. (2000) 151,441.

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