Romero Oropeza reports that the fire rescue vessels reached the site in time, and as a result, the fire was prevented from spreading
Three PEMEX workers were injured but their conditions remain stable; whereas two employees from a private company perished, five more were injured, and one person has been reported missing.
The Petróleos Mexicanos CEO, Mr. Octavio Romero Oropeza, regarding the fire that occurred this morning, announced that the fire rescue boats managed to reach the site in time and therefore the fire did not spread to the other platforms of the Nohoch Processing Center, as the accident occurred on only one of the five platforms.
Romero Oropeza emphasized that the safety of the personnel as well as that of the employees of the companies that operate in its facilities, is of the utmost importance to PEMEX. However, he commented, three workers were injured, all of whom fortunately are out of danger. Two of them have already been released and are recovering at home, while the third suffered burns to 35% of his body and will be transferred to the Hospital Central Sur de Alta Especialidad in Picacho, Mexico City, to receive specialized medical attention for his injuries, but his life is no longer at risk.
He also added that five people from a private company were injured, but none of their injuries were life-threatening. He regretted, however, that two workers from this company lost their lives and one remains missing. He assured that everyone affected by the incident will receive full support from Petróleos Mexicanos and from the company employing them.
In terms of production, the CEO stated that the incident will affect output by several thousand barrels of crude oil equivalent, i.e. oil and gas, and therefore the company will seek to resume production with well-defined strategies as soon as possible, which will reduce the time to return to operations at the Processing Center. In closing, he confirmed that the fire has now been contained and that efforts will be made to find the root cause of the tragic incident.