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Eye of fire: Pemex suffers huge gas pipeline fire in Gulf of Mexico

Eye of fire: Pemex suffers huge gas pipeline fire in Gulf of Mexico

Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex reported a rupture in an undersea gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, sending flames (of fire) to the surface of the water.

Petroleos Mexicanos said it had dispatched fire-fighting boats to spray more water on the flames.

According to Pemex, no one was injured in the incident in the offshore Ku-Maloob-Zaap field.

The leak occurred on Friday, about 150 yards (metres) from a drilling platform. After about five hours, the company said it had brought the gas leak, and then fire under control.

However, the accident resulted in the strange sight of roiling balls of flame rising from beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

VIDEOS: Watch fire caused by underwater gas pipeline of Pemex

An underwater gas pipeline has caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico. It is connected to a platform operated by Mexican oil giant Pemex.


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