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Nine Injured in Pemex Akal-B Oil Production Platform Fire Offshore Mexico

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Anamika Talwaria

Editor & Head of Content for Tank Storage Magazine & StocExpo and Chair of Women in Tanks.
Fire boats spray water onto platform.

Mexico’s state-controlled oil company said a fire at one of its Akal-B oil platforms in the Campeche Bank left nine people injured Saturday afternoon.

Petroleos Mexicanos, (Pemex), said two of the injured were its employees while the rest were from other companies. None had serious injuries and the fire was controlled in under 20 minutes, it said in a statement.

Akal-B, which is part of the Cantarell production complex, produces 200,000 bopd 900,000 cfg, the Reforma newspaper reported. The fire began where gas fuel pipes feed the platform’s turbo machinery, Pemex said.

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