Thursday, September 2, 2010

Another Oil Rig Explodes in Gulf

The Gulf of Mexico has experienced another explosion of an oil rig, as the Coast Guard responded to the accident, which injured one person.

The Coast Guard said there were 13 people on the oil rig when the explosion happened, which resulted in a fire.

No one was missing, according to Coast Guard officials.

The worker who was injured was taken to the Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma.

The rig, named "Vermilion 398," is owned by Mariner Energy, of Houston.

Initial reports are it wasn't an active rig, as far as production goes, so it's unlikely any leak would come of the explosion, but officials are investigating the incident to be sure.

Correction: The oil platform did have seven active wells, with an average production of 1,400 barrels a day.

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