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Five people were killed and two others are missing after a fire broke out on a Mexican Gulf oil platform

Mexico’s state-owned oil firm said Monday that five workers were killed and two are missing. Six others were also injured in a fire at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Petroleos Mexicanos reported that the fire at Ku-Maloob-Zaap’s processing platform was under control by Sunday.

According to the company, the fire caused the shut down of 125 wells within the field. This will result in Mexico’s daily oil equivalents production being reduced by 421,000 barrels per hour. About one quarter of Mexico’s daily production, which is approximately 1.7 million barrels per day, will be affected by the shutdown. This will result in the company losing about $25 million each day in income.

It was not clear what options were available for finding the missing workers. The platform was badly charred. Octavio Romero, the company director, said that some of the workers who died were performing routine maintenance and cleaning on the platform’s gas lines.

Romero stated that the company would work to restart production as soon as possible. A replacement generator would be needed to supply electricity to the wells. Romero expressed optimism that the wells would be restored in a gradual manner, starting “today” or “tomorrow.”

This platform is used for compressing gas in order to re-inject the gas into wells to increase oil pumping and supply electricity.

Pemex, a company known as Pemex said that it was conducting an “exhaustive hunt” for those who are missing. Pemex stated that three of the injured were its employees, while three are subcontractors.

One of the four dead is a Pemex employee, and the rest are from Cotemar, a subcontractor.

One of the injured workers is in serious condition. Two workers have been missing from another subcontractor. The subcontractors were performing the maintenance work.

Romero stated that investigations continue into the cause of this accident.

Romero stated that the failure was not due to equipment failure or a lack thereof, but rather a planned maintenance work. The accident is not known. “Why did it happen?” We will soon find out why.

The President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s administration has been ruthless in cutting costs. Critics have suggested that Pemex’s massive debt load may have had an impact on investment, safety, and maintenance.

Romero strongly denied this.

Romero stated that “This isn’t due to a lack of investment as some media outlets claim.” It is a problem related to inherent risks in the oil industry.”

This accident occurs less than two months following the leakage of another Petroleos Mexicanos Gulf pipeline. The incident caused a bizarre subaquatic fireball, which Pemex claimed was caused by a bizarre sequence of events that included a lightning storm as well as a simultaneous gas pipeline and pipeline leak.

Natural gas was leaking from an underwater pipeline, which allowed it to build up on the ocean floor. The company stated that it was likely ignited by lightning bolts.

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