Mexico, state-owned oil company slammed after gas leak causes subaquatic fireball in Gulf | CBC News

Environmentalists criticized Mexico’s command-owned oil company Saturday after a gas leak at an underwater pipeline unleashed a subaquatic fireball that regarded as if it will boil the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Pemex label is seen at a gas feature in Mexico City in 2015. A gas leak at an underwater pipeline operated by the command-owned company unleashed a subaquatic fireball that regarded as if it will boil the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Friday. (Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

Environmentalists criticized Mexico’s command-owned oil company Saturday after a gas leak at an underwater pipeline unleashed a subaquatic fireball that regarded as if it will boil the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Greenpeace Mexico mentioned the accident Friday regarded as if it will had been precipitated by the failure of an underwater valve and that it illustrates the dangers of Mexico’s policy of selling fossil fuels.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has wager heavily on drilling more wells and shopping or building oil refineries. He touts oil as “the finest enterprise on this planet.”

Greenpeace wrote in a observation that the fire, which took five hours to extinguish, “demonstrates the extreme dangers that Mexico’s fossil gas model poses for the ambiance and folks’s safety.”

Climate activist Greta Thunberg reposted a video clip of the massive fireball on her Twitter epic.

In the period in-between the oldsters in energy name themselves “local climate leaders” as they start up fresh oilfields, pipelines and coal energy vegetation – granting fresh oil licenses exploring future oil drilling sites.
Here’s the realm they are leaving for us. https://t.co/4hQ8nm11Fd

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The Gulf of Mexico is actually on fire on epic of a pipeline ruptured pic.twitter.com/J4ur5MNyt1

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“In the period in-between the oldsters in energy name themselves ‘local climate leaders’ as they start up fresh oilfields, pipelines and coal energy vegetation – granting fresh oil licenses exploring future oil drilling sites,” Thunberg wrote. “Here’s the realm they are leaving for us.”

Mexico’s command-owned oil company mentioned Friday that an undersea gas pipeline ruptured near a drilling platform within the Gulf.

Petroleos Mexicanos dispatched fire exhaust an eye on boats to pump more water over the flames. Pemex, because the company is well-known, mentioned nobody became injured within the incident within the offshore Ku-Maloob-Zaap arena.

The leak near daybreak Friday occurred about 137 metres from a drilling platform. The company mentioned it had brought the gas leak beneath exhaust an eye on about five hours later.

It became unclear how noteworthy environmental wretchedness the gas leak and oceanic fireball had precipitated.

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