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    Gulf Oil Rig Explodes off La. Coast

    Gulf Oil Rig Explodes off La. Coast - ABC News


    Coast Guard: Offshore oil rig in Gulf of Mexico explodes; west of site of BP rig

    Was not currently producing - OMG, what a relief.
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    Re: Gulf Oil Rig Explodes off La. Coast

    Glad to see that nobody was killed and the well was inactive. I do wonder exactly how an inactive well explodes though.

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    Re: Gulf Oil Rig Explodes off La. Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Glad to see that nobody was killed and the well was inactive. I do wonder exactly how an inactive well explodes though.
    That is a very good question.
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    Re: Gulf Oil Rig Explodes off La. Coast

    Does inactive means it's sealed? Could the seal have broken?

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    Re: Gulf Oil Rig Explodes off La. Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Glad to see that nobody was killed and the well was inactive. I do wonder exactly how an inactive well explodes though.
    It may have still had some of whatever they were drilling for onboard.

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    Re: Gulf Oil Rig Explodes off La. Coast

    I was just about to post this story...BDBoop U beat me to it.

    Caine,

    I'm asking myself the same question: "How does an inactive oil rig explode when it's not pumping or drilling for oil?"

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    Re: Gulf Oil Rig Explodes off La. Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I was just about to post this story...BDBoop U beat me to it.

    Caine,

    I'm asking myself the same question: "How does an inactive oil rig explode when it's not pumping or drilling for oil?"
    Methinks there are some major points that have yet to come to light.

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    Attn1 Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Ohhhhhh Nooooooo!!!!!!


    GRAND ISLE, La. An offshore oil platform exploded and was burning Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles off the Louisiana coast. All 13 workers were rescued from the water, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
    The explosion aboard the platform, owned by Mariner Energy, occurred west of the site of the April offshore rig blast that caused the massive BP oil spill.
    Patrick Cassidy, a spokesman for Mariner Energy, told CNBC that there does not appear to be any oil leaking.
    The Coast Guard said the explosion was reported by a commercial helicopter flying over the site around 9 a.m. CDT.
    All 13 workers at the platform were plucked from the water by a supply boat and taken to another platform where they were waiting to be picked up by the Coast Guard, the agency said.
    "Thirteen people were seen huddled together in the water wearing gumby suits or immersion suits, water protection suits, so we were able to confirm that all people were accounted for," Coast Guard spokesman Chief Petty Officer John Edwards said.
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    Re: Oil platform explodes off La. coast; 13 rescued

    Good to see they were able to rescue everyone.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Good to see they were able to rescue everyone.
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