The fire broke out in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, west of the Yucatan PeninsulaNear the oil platform of the Mexican oil company Pemex. A fire broke out in an underwater pipelinewhich connects the Ku-Maloob-Zaap platforms.
It took 5 hours to put out the fire. No one was injured in the fire. Its causes are not yet known. Pemex representatives announced that no one was hurt, and added that they would investigate the cause of the fire.
Fire recording quickly gained popularity on the Internet. Voices of discontent and negative comments come from supporters of a tightening global effort to save the environment.
Ku-Maloob-Zaap is an offshore oil field in the Bay of Campeche, 105 km from Ciudad del Carmen. It covers an area of more than 100 square kilometers and the total deposit reserves are estimated at 4.9 billion barrels. Ku-Maloob-Zaap is Pemex’s largest oil production point, responsible for 40 percent. Oil extraction by this company.
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