Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Explosion Leaves Four Workers Dead

Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Explosion Leaves Four Workers Dead

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Oil rig worker. Photo source: ©© William Kitzinger

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Three hundred workers evacuated from platform owned by Mexico’s state-run Pemex after explosion early on Wednesday morning

The Abkatun standing platform is used to separate gas from crude oil and is not a drilling rig, so there is no open well or danger of a major ongoing oil leak, a Pemex spokeswoman told the Guardian. She also said there was no oil in the water at the blast site, but all of the company’s oil response teams had been dispatched…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK

Mexico Oil Rig Burns Off Coast, CNBC

4 dead, 16 hurt in oil platform fire in Gulf of Mexico, USA Today

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