Pemex Says Mexico Campeche Sound Oil Well Catches Fire Again


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MEXICO CITY Nov 20, 2007 (Dow Jones Newswires)

An offshore oil well in Mexico's Campeche Sound caught fire Tuesday morning while workers were trying to plug an oil and natural gas leak, reported state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos.

It is the second time the well has caught fire since the well was ruptured during a storm Oct. 23. During a storm a drilling rig crashed into oil platform Kab 101, causing the leak.

Pemex said it will resume work on plugging the well as soon as it extinguishes the fire.

No workers have been injured in the fire, according to Pemex.

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