If you are not aware of what we are talking about, now we will briefly remind you of this interesting story. In July 2021, an underwater area caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico. The Pemex company (owner of the gas pipeline) said lightning struck underwater gas leak. The ocean raged with waves of orange flames for at least six hours before the fire was put out.
This is how the fire in the gas pipeline was extinguished last year: watch the video
And now tons of toxic methane is leaking from the same drilling rig called Ku-Malob-Zaap.
large-scale environmental disaster
Earlier this week, Ku-Malob-Zaap was known to have been released into the atmosphere at about approx. 44,064 tons of methane Only 24 days of August. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this is equivalent to ejecting 3.7 million tons of carbon dioxide, or the use of electricity by approximately 719,926 homes per year.
In fact, a methane leak in a gas pipeline is a large-scale environmental disaster, and although this gas does not stay in the atmosphere for as long as CO22According to preliminary estimates, it is 80 times more dangerous than a greenhouse gas.
Source: 24 Tv