Well a day after the BP payoff, there is news of a breaking incident in the Gulf off of Louisiana:
The U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans confirms an oil rig caught fire off the coast of Louisiana early Friday.The coastguard will be releasing more information soon. I am at work so unable to update frequently if anyone can provide any information in the comments. 8:43 AM PT:
An early report indicated two people were killed, two are missing, and four were sent to the hospital, said a company spokesman. There was no report on if any oil spilled into the Gulf.
Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts says the platform in question is a shallow water platform located in West Delta Block 32 in the Gulf of Mexico.
A spokesman says the Coast Guard just activated a "command center" to investigate the incident.
There is not much information available yet as to the location or size of the platform.
There was some sort of explosion at a Black Elk Energy Company oil and natural gas platform 20 nautical miles southeast of Grand Isle, LA. It is not clear if it is still burninghttp://abclocal.go.com/...