Mexico

Tropical Storm Ernesto Crossing Mexico's Oil Producing Region

Two oil export terminals have already been closed

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Tropical Storm Ernesto, rumbling westward in the southern part of the Bay of Campeche, is crossing Mexico's oil-production hub and will go ashore "shortly," the National Hurricane Center said.

Ernesto, with heavy rain and winds of 70 miles (113 kilometers) per hour, was 40 miles east-northeast of Coatzacoalcos and traveling west at 13 mph, the Miami-based center said in an advisory at 8 a.m. East Coast time.