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  1. #1 Oil rig explodes in Gulf of Mexico 
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    VERMILION BAY, LA (WAFB) - The Coast Guard is responding to another oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

    According to the Coast Guard, 13 people were onboard when it exploded and caught fire Thursday morning.

    Everyone is accounted for. Officials are reporting one injury.

    The injured worker is being taken to Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma.

    The other workers are in the water in immersion suits.

    The rig is located about 90 miles south of Vermilion Bay.

    Rescue choppers from New Orleans and Houston are responding.

    The explosion happened around 9:30 a.m. and as of 10:30 a.m. it was still on fire.

    Coast Guard officials said they do not yet know if there is any type of leak associated with this explosion.

    They said there are reports it was not actively producing product, but they will investigate whether there is any type of environmental impact.

    The rig is known as "Vermilion 398."

    The rig is owned by Mariner Energy, which is based in Houston.

    The company has an office in Lafayette.
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    Something seems fishy to me here. A second oil rig explodes? This one was not even producing product?
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    At least so far there aren't any deaths. That's a good sign. Any idea yet of how big the explosion?
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    I've said from day one that the BP explosion was sabotage. Perhaps this one as well. As yesterday has shown, greenies aren't above using explosives.
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    October surprise?
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    It all just seems too convenient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    October surprise?
    Would be one hell of an October surprise in September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    I've said from day one that the BP explosion was sabotage. Perhaps this one as well. As yesterday has shown, greenies aren't above using explosives.

    Decades of no troubles then all of a sudden two in the same year that Obama is trying to push through the climate change bills???

    NOOOOO there COULDN"T be any connections. The left has NEVER used sabotage to achieve their political goals before!

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    They have??? :eek:


    Nevermind.


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    No explosion ....just a fire....Once again, the media jumps the gun that a fire must ====l explosion..Workers were sandblasting and painting...they are all safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    No explosion ....just a fire....Once again, the media jumps the gun that a fire must ====l explosion..Workers were sandblasting and painting...they are all safe
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