(GULF OF MEXICO) JUST IN: At least five people have been killed and six injured in a fire at an offshore oil platform owned by Mexico’s state-run company Pemex #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.24: The incident comes six weeks after a gas leak in an underwater Pemex pipeline triggered a fire on the ocean’s surface in the Gulf of Mexico.

#AceDailyNews says that a fire at Mexican offshore oil platform has killed at least five kills as rescue workers are still searching for two people who are missing: The fire also caused work to be halted at 125 oil wells for which the platform provides gas and electricity.

A view of the fire on an oil platform in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche state, Mexico, 22 August 2021.
EPA
The fire broke out while maintenance work was being carried out The fire broke out while maintenance work was being carried out

The July blaze was dubbed “eye of fire” with footage widely shared on social media. 

Both that blaze and the one which broke out on Sunday were linked to Pemex’s most important oil development, Ku-Maloob-Zaap located in the Gulf of Mexico. The company’s chief executive, Octavio Romero, denied that a lack of investment was to blame for the incidents.”There is not a problem of lack of resources. The oil industry is a risky industry. We have had accidents, which in numbers are less than in previous years,” he said at a news conference on Monday. He added that this most recent fire had broken out as crews were performing maintenance work on the oil platform.Pemex said production at Ku-Maloob-Zaap would resume by Wednesday. 

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Aug.24: 2021:

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' BP Asks US Supreme Court to Order Businesses Paid Inflated Compensation Payments in Gulf of Mexico Spill for Part Refund '

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – June 28 – BP has asked a US court to order a “vast number” of businesses to repay part of the compensation awards they were paid in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


The explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 workers

The oil firm said the administrator in charge of processing the claims allowed businesses to inflate their losses.

Last year a US court agreed the process was unfair but now the British company wants the money back with interest.

BP has fought a long legal battle in US courts to limit the compensation bill.

In a court filing on Friday, BP asked a US judge to order the businesses to repay the overpayments plus interest, and requested an injunction to prevent firms spending what it called their “windfall”.

Earlier in June the US Supreme Court refused to allow BP to stop paying compensation claims while it awaited the outcome of its legal appeals (BBC) Read More http://tinyurl.com/mvbawy7

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“Dolphins Suffering From Lung Disease Due to BP Gulf Oil Spill”

#AceEnvironmentNews says according to "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration" the bottle-nose dolphins in "Louisiana’s Barataria Bay" have lung damage and adrenal hormone abnormalities not previously seen in other dolphin populations. According to a new peer-reviewed study published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

The Deepwater Horizon spill heavily oiled Barataria Bay. The study was conducted in August 2011 as part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) by a team of government, academic and non-governmental researchers. In the NRDA process, federal and state trustee agencies working cooperatively with BP identify potential injuries to natural resources and lost public uses resulting from the spill, along with restoration projects to ensure that the public is fully compensated for its loss.

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Tropical Storm Keith 1988 Came in Like a Lion and Left Like a Lamb with No Fatalities Reported – Travel Forward to Now and it is a Different Story

Tropical Storm Keith at Mexican landfall

Tropical Storm Keith at Mexican landfall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

#AceWeatherNews says in 1988 according to the records a tropical storm named Keith arrived like a lion with winds reaching 70 miles per hour, then dissipated and left like a lamb. The resultant casualties were a few trees and power lines and damage to was fairly minor ,it cost overall for all subsequent repairs $7.3 million. The best thing was “No Fatalities Were Reported” and l thank God !

In the years preceding this until the last one only a month ago ,winds have reached upward of 200 miles per hour ,casualties are numbered in hundreds and sometimes even in thousands and the damage is measured not as slight, severe or even catastrophic ,but devastating! The fact is our weather is getting worst, we would like to say “Global Warming” is or is not to blame, or even “Climate Change” is not really causing it, or we are told this occurred years ago by certain scientists.

Though al we know is that by the time we have finished clearing up after “Super Typhoon Haiyan” , it will not matter what caused it, but how many families will have lost their loved ones ,leaving them homeless, starving and in desperate need. These are the things that really matter, not what we call the storm or its ferocity ,but how many people suffer.

All l can say is God willing one day we can return to the days of ” Tropical Storms” like Keith and eventually to a slight blow over the Atlantic, or Pacific.

English: Keith rainfall across Mexico. David R...

English: Keith rainfall across Mexico. David Roth, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, Camp Springs, MD. http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/keith2000filledrainblk.gif (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Extract Courtesy of Wikipedia:   

Tropical Storm Keith, the eleventh tropical storm of the 1988 season, was the latest North Atlantic tropical cyclone in the calendar year to strike the Continental United States since the 1925 season. Keith developed out of a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea on November 17 and reached a peak intensity of 70 mph (110 km/h) shortly before striking the northeastern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula. It turned northeastward in the Gulf of Mexico, and made landfall near Sarasota, Florida, on November 23. Keith became extratropical near Bermuda on November 24. The extra tropical remnant persisted for two more days.
Keith produced moderate to heavy rainfall in Honduras, Jamaica, and Cuba. Minimal damage was reported in Mexico. The last of four named North Atlantic hurricanes to hit the United States during the season, Keith produced moderate rainfall, rough storm surge, and gusty winds across central Florida. Overall damage was fairly minor but widespread, totaling $7.3 million. Near the coast of Florida, damage occurred mainly from storm surge and beach erosion. Further inland there were floods, downed trees and power lines.

No fatalities were reported.

Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Keith_(1988)>

 

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