One day after BP agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement …
… 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.
BREAKING: Coast Guard: 4 people flown to hospital, 2 may be missing in Gulf oil rig explosion off La.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 16, 2012
ALERT: Two Dead, Two Missing In Gulf Offshore Platform Explosion – DJ
— CNBC (@CNBC) November 16, 2012
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) November 16, 2012
— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) November 16, 2012