Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — After an undersea pipeline valve failed, spewing oil into the country’s Gulf Coast, a fire broke out near Pemex’s Ku Maloob Zaap offshore platform complex.
Three ships were seen in a video released on social media attempting to extinguish a fire that had erupted in the sea, dangerously close to an offshore platform. Pemex did not respond to a request for comment or confirmation of the video footage.
According to a source familiar with the issue who asked not to be identified because they aren’t allowed to speak publicly, the fire has been put out and no injuries have been recorded.
The Gulf of Mexico is literally on fire because a pipeline ruptured pic.twitter.com/J4ur5MNyt1— Brian Kahn (@blkahn) July 2, 2021