4 dead, 16 injured in Mexican oil rig fire

Fox News

A fire at a shallow-water oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed four workers, injured 16 and forced the evacuation of 300, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said Wednesday.

Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said on its Twitter account that the death toll had risen from one to four. In an earlier statement, the company said that two of the injured workers were in serious condition.  

The fire broke out Wednesday at the Abkatun Permanente platform. Pemex said eight firefighting boats were trying to extinguish the flames. It was unclear whether any significant amount of oil had spilled into the Gulf.

Mexico’s Energy Security Agency said the injured were being treated at a hospital in Campeche, adding that the blaze “is being extinguished.”

The Abkatun platform is located in the Campeche Sound, near the coast of the states of Campeche and Tabasco.

It is further out to sea than the platform involved in the last severe fire in the area, the 2007 fire at the Kab 121 offshore rig.

That accident was caused by high waves that hit the rig, sending a boom crashing into an oil platform’s valve assembly. The accident killed at least 21 workers and the rig spilled crude and natural gas for almost two months.

Mexico’s worst major spill in the Gulf was in June 1979, when an offshore drilling rig in Mexican waters — the Ixtoc I — blew up, releasing 140 million gallons of oil.

It took Pemex and a series of U.S. contractors nearly nine months to cap the well, and a great deal of the oil contaminated Mexican and U.S. waters.


One thought on “4 dead, 16 injured in Mexican oil rig fire

  1. The they of the NWO have to continue to have a flow of crises that promote their underling plans. My question is, where did this plant ship to? Was it China? Or was it here, in the OLD/USA? Unlike today, in the yesterday reality of 20, 30. 40, years ago, when something happened in where ever it never made national news. Before computer tech. incidents of criminality was pretty much contained as local news.Now we are entreated with incidents that happen in any small or great locality that fits into their scheme, that TERRORISM IS EVERYWHERE. Under and behind every rock. As a connective type of tissue to this program of societal mind control SYSTEM, they speak and use WORDS and NAMES like Terrorist, or and Isis against this still somewhat armed and free people in order to promote a ‘deer in the headlight’, ‘frozen’ type of mentality/thinking. Their problem currently is their application of the frog in the water mentality. Those who are awake got out of the water long ago. We grow, we learn, we adapt. They are people who have been able to and have eaten at the pig trough for so long, that they don’t think. They don’t adapt. They surreptitiously got away with this and murdered 60+ MILLION Christians in Russia. And in many other situations. But, for them, that time is over due to the information provided to the on time internet. They are already undone. But they are lazy and believe they can still do what they formally did. Plus this. The evil they have done already is so shameful and indefensible that, they live in fear of the truth of their involvement being brought to light will end with them at the end of a rope! Doug

Join the Conversation

Your email address will not be published.