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Gulf oil platform explodes, burning off La. coast
Yahoo News ^ | 6 mins ago | ALAN SAYRE

Posted on 09/02/2010 10:23:58 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo

NEW ORLEANS, La. – An offshore petroleum platform exploded and was burning Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles off the Louisiana coast, west of the site where BP's undersea well spilled after a rig explosion. The Coast Guard said no one was killed in the explosion, which was spotted by a commercial helicopter flying over the site Thursday morning. All 13 people aboard the rig have been accounted for, with one injury. The extent of the injury was not known.

They were rescued from the water by an offshore service vessel, the Crystal Clear, said Coast Guard Cmdr. She said they were taken to a nearby platform. All were being flown to the Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma to be checked over.

"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.

Seven Coast Guard helicopters, two airplanes and three cutters were dispatched to the scene from New Orleans, Houston and Mobile, Ala., Ben-Iesau said. She said authorities do not know whether oil

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: explosion; gulfofmexico; obama; oilplatform; palin

1 posted on 09/02/2010 10:24:00 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Already posted, my bad


2 posted on 09/02/2010 10:26:32 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2582137/posts


3 posted on 09/02/2010 10:26:40 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
HOw convenient - just a couple days after the judge refused the gov’t appeal to the moratorium...

just saying

4 posted on 09/02/2010 10:26:56 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (g)
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To: maine-iac7
HOw convenient - just a couple days after the judge refused the gov’t appeal to the moratorium...just saying

So many minds thinking alike on the various threads about this explosion..... just sayin'

5 posted on 09/02/2010 10:28:05 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: maine-iac7

You are right. The timing is QUITE remarkable! Most of what the Federal government says (At least 51%) and the media is Bull$hit!


6 posted on 09/02/2010 10:29:31 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Is the state of Louisiana gonna accept this as just another co-inky dink?


7 posted on 09/02/2010 10:29:42 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: silverleaf

Non producing, shut-in well. No leak, no spill,no sheen. No deaths. Still burning. They were sanding and welding and-boom.That’s the latest from local news.


8 posted on 09/02/2010 10:34:23 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: maine-iac7

Amazing, huh.


9 posted on 09/02/2010 10:37:08 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: bgill

Mariner Energy. Completely engulfed in flames at 9:30 am. Production reportedly completely shut in. Jindal explaining live now. Nearly burned out now. One injury. Everyone accounted for. There were 7 active wells on the platform, one caught fire . All reported shut down.
Conflicting reports about a sheen sighted.


10 posted on 09/02/2010 10:56:06 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

..there’s something wrong with our bloody platforms today..


11 posted on 09/02/2010 11:00:01 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Huge oil slick mentioned. Suuuuuuurrrrrreeeee.


12 posted on 09/02/2010 11:14:36 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: rahbert

Or.. There’s something sinister about Obama and his henchpeople.


13 posted on 09/02/2010 11:14:59 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Bad~Rodeo

SEE HERE :

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-latest-rig-explosion-is-leaking-oil-mile-long-sheen-seen-2010-9

The Latest Rig Explosion IS Leaking Oil — Mile-Long Sheen Seen

Earlier it was reported that a rig owned by Mariner Energy had exploded, but that there were no injuries or fatalities, and that it was a non-producing platform that was not at risk of spewing oil.

WRONG.

According to the Coast Guard, via @breakingnews, there IS a mile-long sheen that’s visible from the platform.

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES :

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-latest-rig-explosion-is-leaking-oil-mile-long-sheen-seen-2010-9


14 posted on 09/02/2010 11:23:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Oil sheen spreading from Gulf platform explosion
15 posted on 09/02/2010 11:26:19 AM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: rahbert; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: ...there’s something wrong with our bloody platforms today...

You, rahbert, sir, are a devotee to either Admiral of the Fleet David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty... or lion tamer Clyde Beatty. With that quote, it is hard to pin down, ya know!

16 posted on 09/02/2010 11:27:24 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: lonevoice

Coincidence? I don’t think so. Someone wants that moratorium against off shore drilling very badly.


17 posted on 09/02/2010 11:34:06 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Bad~Rodeo; All
"Gulf oil platform explodes, burning off La. coast"

Spray Bs

18 posted on 09/02/2010 11:39:49 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Bad~Rodeo
I don't like to sound the tinfoil hat alarm, but these offshore oil derricks exploding and losing their drilling rig cabling somehow reminds me of the mysterious undersea cable cutting of Internet backbones in the Indian Ocean in 2008:

Wired Magazine: Undersea Cables Cut; 14 Countries Lose Web.

For those who remember, this happened at least five separate times...

19 posted on 09/02/2010 11:48:21 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: historyrepeatz

....and it also lends suspicion to what really caused the BP incident.


20 posted on 09/02/2010 11:49:05 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Since April, three oil rig leaks, two of them explosions, all in the Gulf. Conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day, and who can blame them? It does give one pause.


21 posted on 09/02/2010 11:54:45 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

It’s funny how the reporters sound as though an oil sheen after an oil rig explosion is a surprising result.


22 posted on 09/02/2010 11:58:19 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

23 posted on 09/02/2010 12:12:56 PM PDT by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: Bad~Rodeo; All

This is nothing. Mark my words. Where is the liberal media’s BP oil spill now? I called that one too.

Anybody think it odd that all of a sudden this “environmental disaster of the century” is now nowhere to be found?

What happened to the other liberal media lies like swine flu, toyota brakes, sars, BP oil spill, global warming, etc?

The liberal mainstream media keeps lying and people keep believing that what they spew out as “news” is news when it is just marxist made up propaganda.


24 posted on 09/02/2010 12:15:03 PM PDT by rurgan (1 gov regulation on banks is now causing a recession by limiting lending to business)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

LOL. sure. where is your BP oil spill now?

And you believe the media.

You all have to understand the mainstream media are the enemy, marxists/liberals all.

See you here in a week when there will be no more “reports” of this.


25 posted on 09/02/2010 12:17:57 PM PDT by rurgan (1 gov regulation on banks is now causing a recession by limiting lending to business)
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To: rahbert
there’s something wrong with our bloody platforms today

Or people aren't following safety procedures.

26 posted on 09/02/2010 12:54:08 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

It’s about the right time for obama to make an executive order banning all oil, gas, gasoline, and other flammable/explosive materials.


27 posted on 09/02/2010 12:56:07 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: maine-iac7

Leftist terrorism.


28 posted on 09/02/2010 1:53:17 PM PDT by cowboyusa
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To: All

29 posted on 09/02/2010 2:06:59 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Did you catch the rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico today?

Some people did. And, possibly thinking it was another BP (BP) blowout, they sold the shares of the owner of the facility — Mariner Energy (ME) — down nearly 20% before details emerged suggesting the explosion wasn’t that big and not even near on the order of what hit Transocean’s (RIG) Deepwater Horizon rig in April and killed 11 workers.

It’s not clear what set off the explosion. Mariner officials suggested initially that it occured while workers were painting and sandblasting.

Mariner’s shares had recovered nearly all of their loss and were off 2.4% to $22.80 at 3:38 p.m. ET.

What apparently did happen was that a fire broke out on the Mariner’s Vermilion Rig 360, a production platform operating in the Gulf of Mexico about 90 miles south of Vermilion Bay in central Louisiana. Thirteen workers were aboard the platform at the time. All have been rescued; one was injured.

The workers were believed to have shut in the seven wells serviced by the production platform. But that has not yet been confirmed.

While Mariner spokesman Patrick Cassidy told CNBC that there was no evidence of a spill or a sheen on the surface of the Gulf, the Coast Guard said this afternoon there appeared to a mile-long sheen spreading out from the rig.

The incident highlights the confusion many people have about a production platform and a drilling rig. A production platform is installed to produce oil and gas whose wells have been drilled and set up with pipe and concrete casings.

Mariner’s platform is in 340 feet of water. The Deepwater Horizon platform was drilling a well in 5,000 feet of water south of New Orleans.

It’s not clear what set off the fire. Workers were sanding and painting the top decks of the platform at the time of the incident, Cassidy said.

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

Mariner is an oil and gas production company with assets in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Permian Basin in West Texas. It had revenue of $942 million in 2009 and reported a loss of $581.4 million. Excluding one-time charges, it earned $21 million, or 22 cents a share. Operating cash flow was $531 million.

Its largest shareholder is Paulson & Co., the hedge fund operator, which owns 9.7% of the shares.

The company has agreed to a $2.7 billion buyout offer from Apache (APA). The cash-and-stock deal is valued at $26.22.

Apache was off 1.6% to $91.

The Deepwater Horizon incident set off the largest oil spill in U.S. history and caused the Obama administration to impose a moratorium on new deep-water wells in the Gulf. The oil industry has sued, trying to get the ban lifted.

Because the Vermilion rig was already producing oil, it wasn’t affected by the moratorium.


30 posted on 09/02/2010 2:47:31 PM PDT by antivenom (OBASTARD must become a "Half Term President" * Impeach the anti-Constitution Bastard!)
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To: antivenom

Has anyone seen any live shots or pictures of the burning well? Seems strange that the media hasn’t posted any pictures.


31 posted on 09/02/2010 2:52:52 PM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: Bad~Rodeo; All

Hussein lost in court to stop drilling this week, and lo and behold, another explosion. Hmm.


32 posted on 09/02/2010 3:25:42 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

reminds me of Sinatra singing “Ill have it MY way”


33 posted on 09/02/2010 4:06:45 PM PDT by paul revere is riding
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To: Bad~Rodeo

this incident seems to be not nearly as bad as the Deepwater spill.


34 posted on 09/02/2010 5:40:03 PM PDT by Redalways
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To: The KG9 Kid

Was that cable cutting ever solved?

I have wondered if there is some issue with under water drilling that our science is just not aware of. All the quakes this year seemed to be up ticking as well. I have wondered if it was related to the “drilling” problem.

Of course, planned sabotage come to mind as well.


35 posted on 09/02/2010 6:07:20 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: PDGearhead

In this image courtesy of KATC3 news channel in Lafayette,
Louisiana, an offshore oil platform burns in the Gulf

13 workers from an offshore oil platform that caught fire
wait for rescue after they jumped to the sea

36 posted on 09/02/2010 6:17:49 PM PDT by deport
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Hmmmmmmmm............


37 posted on 09/02/2010 6:47:08 PM PDT by KTM rider ( ..........tell me this really isn't happening ! !)
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To: TruthConquers
"... Was that cable cutting ever solved?"

I bet it was, but we were never told as far as I know.

I just remembered that the whole Internet was abuzz with the news of the suspicious cuttings, and then the news just fell down the memory hole.

I can't imagine that intelligence services the whole world over just learned of the news of the multiple severed cables and thought "Gee, that's odd. Oh well..." without diligently going out to truly find out the cause.

Did you ever hear anything more about it? I sure didn't.

38 posted on 09/02/2010 9:04:28 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Bad~Rodeo

The Obamanation of America’s desolation handiwork perhaps. A day after another federal judge said no to the obamanation administraion, a fire and an explosion. The last one was the day before earth day I believe.


39 posted on 09/03/2010 4:57:01 AM PDT by kindred (Come, Lord Jesus, rule and reign over all thine enemies from Zion, the chosen nation.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

What? Did Ubama already blow the 20 billion? he got from BP.


40 posted on 09/03/2010 6:25:55 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

I do so love a spot of timely terrorism, er, sabotage, er, coincidental oil rig explosions followed by demands to continue the ban on off-shore drilling.


41 posted on 09/03/2010 1:53:43 PM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

I don’t think the first one was an accident either.


42 posted on 09/04/2010 2:35:12 AM PDT by Bellflower (All meaning is in The LORD.)
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To: Bellflower

That seems to be the consensus. I would think 1 more similar incident would justify an investigation if one has not already
started


43 posted on 09/04/2010 2:54:58 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

My sister was listening to a talk show, maybe Cummings, when a woman called in and said her husband who worked on the rig called her the night before the spill and said that something was going on that was making him afraid and he couldn’t talk about it over the phone. From what I could tell from what my sister said I don’t think he made it out alive but I couldn’t tell for sure. Did anyone else hear that conversation?


44 posted on 09/05/2010 12:59:25 AM PDT by Bellflower (All meaning is in The LORD.)
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