Fire Breaks Out at Pemex Facility in the Gulf of Mexico, 5 Injured so Far

The Mexican state oil and gas firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) announced Sunday that at least five people were injured in the fire incident at their facility in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Pemex said in a statement that the fire broke out at about 3.10 pm local time the Ku Alfa platform located at Ku Maloob Zaap (KMZ) oil field, off the coast of Tabasco and Campeche but was put under control at 4.30 pm local time. 

“The five workers who were injured were being treated for burns in hospitals,” Pemex said, adding that they will start an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. 

Ku-Maloob-Zaap is one of the largest offshore oil complexes in the world, with more than 40% of Pemex’s nearly 1.7 million barrels of daily output.

Earlier this month, Pemex reported another fire incident in its facility in Oaxaca state. 

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