4 Dead In Pemex Oil Platform Explosion, Hundreds Evacuated

Update: AFP reporting 4 dead in blast.

Update: PEMEX has confirmed the death of 1 employee in the Campeche Bay explosion.

Mexico’s state-owned PEMEX says an oil platform has exploded in Campeche Bay. 300 workers have been evacuated and the company says 8 boats are attempting to bring the blaze under control. 

Here’s the company’s statement posted on Twitter (via Google translate):

We're taking fire that was raised today at dawn in the Abkatun Permanent platform Campeche.. Nearly 300 workers have been evicted platform. To meet the emergency, it has 8 firefighting boats.


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And as for crude: