The Abkatun A Permanente. Image courtesy of Pemex/Flickr.

Three workers were killed and several others were injured on Sunday after a blaze broke out on a Pemex platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to Reuters, a fire started on the Abkatun A Permanente processing platform in the Bay of Campeche but was brought under control on Sunday.

Two Pemex workers and an employee of Mexico-based services firm Cotemar were killed during the accident and at least seven other people were injured.

The cause of the fire has not been disclosed yet.

A Pemex spokesman told Reuters that the platform is still operating and the state-owned company is still evaluating possible production impacts caused by the incident.

No evacuations were ordered after the blaze and no environmental impact has been reported.

The platform fire is just the latest accident at a Pemex operated facility.

The Abkatun A Permanente platform was the site of a deadly fire last April that killed seven people.

Last May, two workers died when a platform leg collapsed during maintenance work at the company’s shallow water Abkatun-Pol-Chuc oil field in the Bay of Campeche.

Five workers were injured in December after a fire broke out at the Pemex operated Lazaro Cardenas refinery in Minatitlan on Mexico’s Gulf Coast.


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