Pemex Confirms Oil Spill, but Sizes It Down

Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the state-owned oil company of Mexico, has confirmed an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of a deadly explosion at one of its natural gas platforms.The spill was first detected by scientist Guillermo Tamburini Beliveau on July 4, days before the blast. Greenpeace and other environmental groups estimated that the spill was about 400 square kilometers (154 square miles) in size.

However, Pemex has disputed these estimates, saying that the spill is actually much smaller. The company said that the spill is about 100 square kilometers (39 square miles) in size and that most of the oil has been recovered.

Pemex has not said what caused the spill, but it is possible that it was related to the explosion at the natural gas platform. The explosion killed at least two people and injured several others.The spill is the latest in a series of environmental problems for Pemex. The company has been criticized for its poor safety record and its history of oil spills.

In 2015, a Pemex oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico released an estimated 100,000 barrels of oil into the ocean. The spill caused widespread environmental damage and led to the deaths of thousands of marine animals.

The latest spill is a reminder of the risks of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. The region is home to some of the world’s most important oil and gas reserves, but it is also a sensitive ecosystem.Pemex needs to do more to prevent oil spills and to protect the environment. The company needs to invest in new safety measures and to improve its environmental monitoring.

The latest spill is a wake-up call for Pemex and for the Mexican government. They need to take action to prevent future spills and to protect the Gulf of Mexico.

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