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  •  Why all the conflicting facts (0+ / 0-)

    is it an oil well or a gas well or both?
    was it a producing production well or not?
    Would love for someone to get some credible answers.

    I'm a thinking person. I don't listen to Glenn or Rush.

    by tpabob on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 12:29:30 PM PDT

    •  it was both an oil and gas platform. (0+ / 0-)

      Reports on whether or not it was in production at the time of the explosion vary.

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      by marabout40 on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 12:35:28 PM PDT

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    •  I'll speculate (1+ / 0-)
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      It's appears to be an oil and gas field, however, the existing wells appear to produce gas with some condensate (What the "oil" rate was.)

      Secondarily, I'd imagine they released most recent production numbers (date I saw was the first week in August) and the field had been shut-in for work/upgrades at the time of the explosion, but is normally actively producing.

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