A gas leak in an underwater pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico caused a fire on the sea surface this Friday (2), and images of the fire went viral on social media.
Pemex said it took more than five hours to control the fire and there were no injuries.
The glowing flames flowing out of the water look like molten lava, which has been called the “eye of fire” because it spreads some distance from the fire due to its circular shape. Oil well Of a Mexican company.
According to sources close to the Reuters news agency, the platform, known as Ku Maloop Sap, is the company’s most important. It is responsible for more than 40% of the 1.7 million barrels produced daily.
Angel Carissales, head of Mexico’s oil safety regulatory agency, wrote on Twitter Oil spill at sea, But did not explain what burned on the surface of the water.
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