It has been reported that the fire after the explosion at the underwater oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico was caused by the leaking gas ignited during the storm, possibly by lightning.
Mexico’s state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said in a statement that the lightning storm and the simultaneous gas leak in the pipeline caused the fire in the Gulf of Mexico last week.
Pemex shared information that on July 2, heavy rain and lightning storms forced the company to shut down pumping stations near where the fire occurred.
It was stated that the leak that occurred in the underwater pipe oil pipeline accumulated on the ocean floor as natural gas and was probably ignited by a lightning bolt when it reached the ocean surface.
Pemex announced that the fire that broke out after the explosion in the underwater oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico was brought under control as a result of long efforts.
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