Gas pipeline leak in Gulf of Mexico,flames resembled molten lava

Gas pipeline leak in Gulf of Mexico,flames resembled molten lava

A fire broke call at the Gulf of Mexico early Friday sending bright orange flames onto the water after a gas leak in an undersea pipeline of state-owned company Petroleos Mexicanos or Pemex, reports have said. The flames resembled molten lava and were dubbed “eye of fire” on several social media platforms. Several Mexican journalists and publications shared videos on Twitter of the hearth raging within the middle of the ocean as boats sprayed streams of water thereon and therefore the clips quickly racked up many views.

A Reuters report noted that Pemex said it took quite five hours to completely extinguish the hearth . A video of the incident showed the blaze having a circular shape, because it emerged a couple of distances from a Pemex oil platform.

Pemex officials conversant in the matter told Reuters that the hearth began within the underwater pipeline which connects to a platform at the firm’s flagship ‘Ku Maloob Zaap’ oil development. This flagship is situated just up from the Gulf of Mexico’s southern rim.

Pemex said no injuries were reported within the incident which boring from its flagship project remained unhindered following the gas leak that occurred around 5:15am civil time . The flames were fully put out by 10:30am civil time , Reuters reported. the corporate said it might probe the explanation for the hearth , the Reuters report added. Pemex further highlighted it's also shut the 12-inch-diameter pipeline’s valves.

The company reportedly said that it used boats to pump water over the flames, although its workers said that nitrogen was also used, Reuters added, citing an event report.

This is not the primary time that such an event went on at Pemex, which features a long record of commercial accidents at its facilities, Reuters reported.

The head of Mexico’s oil safety regulator ASEA, Angel Carrizales, wrote on Twitter that the hearth incident on the Gulf of Mexico “did not generate any spill.” However, he avoided providing an evidence of what was burning on the water’s surface.

The flagship project ‘Ku Maloob Zaap’ is Pemex’s biggest petroleum producer, with over 40 per cent of the firm’s nearly 1.7 million barrels of daily output coming from it.

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