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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    All of these recent oil rig issues seem a bit suspicious to me. I smell sabotage.
    Huh interesting and considering what happened yesterday at the Discovery channel it isn't that far of a jump considering what the crazies do with an environmental message.

    edit: See you thought of the same thing I did.

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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    All of these recent oil rig issues seem a bit suspicious to me. I smell sabotage.
    I think probably the media is just covering it more. I don't think something like this would have made front-page news if it wasn't for the BP spill.

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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Now... a mile strech of oil

    GRAND ISLE, La. — Another oil rig exploded and caught fire Thursday off the Louisiana coast, spreading a mile-long oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico west of the site of BP's massive spill. All 13 crew members were rescued.

    Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Coklough said the sheen, about 100 feet (30 meters) wide, was spotted near the platform. Firefighting vessels were battling the flames.

    The company that owns the rig, Houston-based Mariner Energy, did not know what caused the blast, which was reported by a helicopter flying over the area.

    Mile-long sheen after fire on Gulf oil platform - U.S. news - Life - msnbc.com
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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Just goes to show you that the Deep Horizon disaster was not an isolated event
    This is not even remotely the same type of thing, so I don't know how it proves that.

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    At first they said there was no oil leaking, but now there is a sheen about a mile long.
    There's no leak, those early reports were erroneous.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/oil-rig-exp...ry?id=11544098

    An explosion on an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico early today ignited a fire that caused workers to evacuate into the water, but the U.S. Coast Guard said that all the workers survived and there are no oil leaks reported near the platform.
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    "The fire is out, and there are no reports of visible sheen in the water," Troedsson said at a press conference this afternoon. "There are no reports of leaks, but we continue to investigate."

    Earlier reports from the U.S. Coast Guard had suggested that an oily sheen was seen near the site, sparking fears of another oil spill like the BP's Deepwater Horizon Spill, just east of this explosion.

    A press release from the Mariner Energy said an initial examination of the site revealed no leaking oil.

    "In an initial flyover, no hydrocarbon spill was reported," read the release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I think probably the media is just covering it more. I don't think something like this would have made front-page news if it wasn't for the BP spill.
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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    It's da eebil BP. Somehow.
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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

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    There's no leak, those early reports were erroneous.

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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

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    Only an anarchist would disagree.
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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    From the OP article, it appears there was a small to medium sized explosion on the rig.

    The resulting fire appears to have been put out (or nearly so) by now, and from the aerial shots of the rig on pages 2 and 3 of the story linked in the OP, it probably just needs a some repairs.

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    From the article:
    The company that owns the platform, Houston-based Mariner Energy, did not know what caused the explosion.

    Mariner officials said there were seven active production wells on the platform, and they were shut down shortly before the fire broke out.

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said the company told him the fire began in 100 barrels of light oil condensate, but officials did not know yet what sparked the flames.
    So, it WAS an active platform.

    And some type of waste(?) oil/whatever was accidently started on fire? According to what Gov. Jindal says the company that owns the rig said.

    Also, there is apparently no spill:
    The Coast Guard initially reported that an oil sheen a mile long and 100 feet wide had begun to spread from the site of the blast, about 200 miles west of the source of BP's massive spill. But hours later, Coast Guard Cmdr. Cheri Ben-Iesau said crews were unable to find any spill.
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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    drill baby drill.
    The only problem with that, is this was a production platform; not a drilling rig. Let's not go off, half cocked.
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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    All of these recent oil rig issues seem a bit suspicious to me. I smell sabotage.
    I know, huh?
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