A gas leak in an underwater pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire on the sea surface this Friday (2) and images of the flames went viral on social media.
According to Pemex, it took more than five hours to bring the fire under control and there were no casualties.
The fiery flames emanating from the water looked like molten lava and were called the “eye of fire” because of the spherical shape of the fire, which protruded a short distance from the fire. oil rig Mexican company.
According to sources consulted by Reuters news agency on the condition of anonymity, the platform, named Ku Malub Zap, is the company’s most important platform. It accounts for more than 40% of the 1.7 million barrels produced daily.
The head of Mexico’s oil safety regulatory agency, Angel Carriless, wrote on Twitter that the incident did not occur. oil spill in the sea, but did not say what burned to the surface of the water.
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