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Oil Rig Explodes Off Coast of Louisiana: 2 Dead, 2 Missing

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By HVnews on November 16, 2012


One day after BP agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement


via KLFY-TV

… Coast Guard officials say an oil rig has exploded off the coast of Louisiana.

The rig, a production platform owned by Black Elk Energy, is about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La.

The platform is a production platform, unlike the Deepwater Horizon rig, which was drilling an exploratory well in mile-deep water well to the east of Friday’s reported explosion.

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