Another Gulf oil rig explodes off La. coast

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    GRAND ISLE, La. – An offshore oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, west of the site of the April blast that caused the massive oil spill.


    Coast Guard Petty Officer Casey Ranel says the blast was reported by a commercial helicopter company about 9:30 a.m. CDT Thursday. Seven helicopters, two airplanes and four boats are en route to the site, about 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay along the central Louisiana coast.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100902/ap_on_re_us/us_gulf_rig_explosion
     
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  3. waltzingmatilda

    waltzingmatilda Verified Insider-Roy Moore

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    Grrrr!!!!!
     
  4. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

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    What?? No!!
     
  5. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    The Coast Guard said initial reports indicated all 13 crew members from the rig were in the water. One was injured, but there were no deaths.


    The platform owned by Mariner Energy is in about 2,500 feet of water, the Coast Guard said, and was not currently producing.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_gulf_rig_explosion
     
  6. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    Oh this is so NOT GOOD!
    So much suffering............
     
  7. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    OFGS....not another one....
     
  8. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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  9. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    OMG, not another one. This is terrible. What the hell are those oil people doing? Those poor people have already been so traumatized, they must be freaking out.
     
  10. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    Please tell me this is an early April fools joke... :(
     
  11. tlcya

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    Praying this is not as large a scale disaster as the BP fiasco. Praying for the gulf states, in particular Louisiana
     
  12. Wise Old Owl

    Wise Old Owl Retired WS Staff & Founding member of AFKBPOFPOPL

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    The report saying the rig was "not producing oil or gas" doesn't help. WTH does that mean? Not producing? Was the well capped? Shut off? If so, why were there 13 employees on the rig? Would it matter if the well was "closed'?

    This is outrageous. We need - no - WE DEMAND answers. I have yet to find anyone covering this yet.

    Praying for all those affected - INCLUDING ALL THE BIRDS AND SEA LIFE!!!! So unfair to them.
     
  13. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    I read on an AP report that they were doing some sort of routine maintenance on the rig.
     
  14. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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  15. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    This is so bad. I can't believe this is happening.
     
  16. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    snip

    The platform is a fixed petroleum platform that was in production at the time of the fire.

    It was producing about 58,800 gallons of oil and 900,000 cubic feet of gas per day. The platform can store 4,200 gallons of oil.

    BBM. Much more at link:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38973757/ns/us_news-life
     
  17. ziggy

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    I haven't read all of the news reports but what are the odds of this without some sort of tampering? My suspicions have become aroused.
     
  18. EGirl

    EGirl #RockportStrong

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    Mine too.
     
  19. LolaMoon08

    LolaMoon08 Active Member

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    I know it may sound silly to some people, but it seems to me that the Ocean's floor is saying "enough is enough."
     
  20. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    It concerns me that they can't seem to come to a consensus as to whether it is an active rig or not. I find that very odd and suspect some CYA is already going on.
     
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    Dark Knight- Just returned from a long hiatus from WS. So glad to see you are still here! Prayers to all who were injured. L
     

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