A rusted old sign warns of underground oil pipelines in Veracruz.
A rusted old sign warns of underground oil pipelines in the south-eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, January 30, 2005. Veracruz state has suffered five spills of crude oil or semi-refined products from the pipelines of the state oil monopoly Pemex so far this year. Pemex has requested about $9 billion in extra funding to invest in its rusting pipelines and poorely maintained infrastructure to avoid further spills. Picture taken January 30. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo TB