Pemex Chief Executive Officer Octavio Romero gestures in a news conference after Sunday’s fire on an offshore platform in the southern Gulf of Mexico, at the headquarters of state-owned oil giant in Mexico City, Mexico, August 23, 2021. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo MEXICO CITY/HOUSTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – State-run Petroleos Mexicanos’ (PEMX.UL) efforts to restore oil production at an offshore cluster hit by a fatal weekend fire could lag official projections, people close to the matter said, as re-connecting wells is proving more difficult than planned. About a quarter of Mexico’s oil output was halted by the accident that took over 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) offline at the country’s largest production hub, Ku-Maloob-Zaap (KMZ). Seven workers were killed and six injured in the blaze, which was extinguished over the weekend. Pemex is working to re-establish power and re-connecting up to 125 wells in a recovery plan that calls for […]