Huge Fire blaze in Gulf of Mexico due to gas leak

A video has gone viral in which flames are expelling from the Gulf Of Mexico after a gas leak causes the pipeline to catch fire on Friday at around 5.15 am (local time). The fire on the ocean's surface, west of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, has been extinguished now.

Huge fire blaze in Gulf of Mexico.

Mexico: A video has gone viral in which flames are expelling from the Gulf Of Mexico after a gas leak causes the pipeline to catch fire on Friday at around 5.15 am (local time). The fire on the ocean’s surface, west of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, has been extinguished now.

The state oil company – Pemex has issued an official statement in which the company held accountable a gas leak from an underwater pipeline for enflaming the blaze captured in the viral videos. The incident took place on early Friday.

According to the Pemex company, it took more than five hours to extinguish the fire fully, that is, at 10:30 am.

Four significant sources of Pemex told the sources that the fire began n in an underwater pipeline that connects to a platform at – Pemex’s flagship Ku Maloob Zaap oil development. Ku Maloob Zaap is settled near from the Gulf of Mexico’s southern rim.

The company further informed that no casualties had been reported, and the production from the outline was not impacted after the gas leak kindled.

The officials of the oil company stated that they would investigate the reason behind the cause of the fire. Ku Maloob Zaap is Pemex’s largest crude oil producer, estimating for more than 40 per cent of its nearly 1.7 m barrels of standard output.

According to the statement issued in the Pemex incident report, which was shared by a media house, the company stated, “An electrical storm and heavy rains impacted the Ku Maloob Zaap’s turbomachinery active production facilities.”

The Head of Mexico’s oil safety regulator – ASEA – Angel Carrizales, wrote on Twitter that the incident “did not generate any spill.” He did not disclose what was burning on the surface of the water.

The report further informed that workers of the company used nitrogen to restrain the fire. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and the details from the incident report were not mentioned in Pemex’s brief press statement.