Health & Environmental

Gulf rig on fire as natural gas flows from ruptured well

“A shallow-water drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana was on fire on Wednesday after natural gas flowing from a ruptured well ignited, authorities said.

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said the fire ignited on Hercules Offshore Inc’s jackup rig shortly before 11 p.m. CDT on Tuesday (0400 GMT). The U.S. Coast Guard said it was still burning on Wednesday morning.”

Source: Gulf rig on fire as natural gas flows from ruptured well | Reuters

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