‘Ocean on fire’: Flames erupt in Gulf of Mexico after gas pipeline ruptures

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‘Ocean on fire’: Flames erupt in Gulf of Mexico after gas pipeline ruptures
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A fire on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico erupted after a gas leak from an underwater pipeline sparked a blaze, according to Mexico’s state-owned Pemex petrol company.

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Pemex Controls Fire Near Offshore Oil Platform Complex
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A fire near Pemex’s Ku-Maloob-Zaap offshore platform complex on Mexico’s Gulf Coast has been controlled following a gas leak. Pemex said the gas leak occurred at 5:15am local time in the submarine pipeline near Ku-Maloob-Zaap’s Ku-C satellite platform in the Campeche Sound causing a fire 150 meters from the platform, according to a statement from the company. By 10:45am local time normal operating conditions were restored, and no injuries or evacuations were reported, it said.