Leak in gas pipeline causes a fire in Gulf Of Mexico, authorities using hydrogen to control flames

A fire on the outside of the Gulf of Mexico ejected after a gas spill from a submerged pipeline started a burst, as per Mexico’s state-owned Pemex petroleum organization.

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Video clip of the fire – seeming to heat up the sea’s surface with dazzling orange flares – went viral on 2 July before the fire was extinguished about 150 yards from a drilling platform in Mexico’s Yucatan landmass, the organization said.

The organization said that “no injuries or evacuations are reported.” Pemex announced a leak at 5:15 am on Friday in the submarine pipeline close to its Ku-Maloob-Zaap’s Ku-C satellite platform in the Campeche Sound.

The state oil organization then, at that point started to “close the interconnection valves in the pipeline, extinguishing the fire and the gas emanation” to control the hole by 10.45 am, after 5 hours later.

Source: Video screenshot

In a proclamation, Greenpeace Mexico’s Gustavo Ampugnani said that “these are the risks we face on a daily basis and which call for a change in the energy model, as we have demanded.”

Ku Maloob Zaap is Pemex’s biggest crude oil maker, representing more than 40% of its day-by-day yield of almost 1.7m barrels.

The top of Mexico’s oil wellbeing controller ASEA, Angel Carrizales, took to Twitter to compose a note on the occurrence he said: “didn’t produce any spill” however didn’t clarify what was being burned on the sea’s surface.

It’s not the first time this happened. In 2015 four laborers were killed, 16 harmed and more than 300 individuals had to be evacuated after a blast on the organization’s Abkatun A-Permanente stage in the Gulf of Mexico.


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