Another Oil Rig Has Exploded in the Gulf of Mexico
Potentially awful news: Another oil rig has reportedly exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, this one owned by Mariner Energy. The rig, which was about 2,500 feet deep, wasn’t currently producing oil, but it isn’t yet clear whether or not there’s an oil leak. Fortunately, none of the rig’s 13 crew members have died, though one was apparently injured.
More news as it comes.
Update: Bad news: A mile-long possible oil “sheen” has been spotted coming from the explosion site.
Update2: Good news: “UPDATE: AP reports that the Coast Guard now says there was no oil sheen; currently no kind of leaks or spill; all workers safe & rescued.” (@USABreakingNews)