The federal government says oil and gas operators continue to evacuate offshore platforms and rigs in Tropical Storm Isaac's likely path through the Gulf of Mexico. The bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says 39 production platforms and eight drilling rigs have been evacuated.
That's about 6.5 percent of the... more »
WATONGA, Okla. (AP) - Authorities in Blaine County say an oil rig that exploded near Watonga and forced the evacuation of several homes caused no injuries.
Blaine County Sheriff's dispatcher C.J. Woulard said Tuesday morning that the fire was still burning - but no injuries were reported.
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The Coast Guard is saying that a mile-long oil sheen is spreading from the site off an offshore petroleum platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.
The site of the explosion is west of where BP's massive spill occurred.
The Coast Guard said no one... more »
An offshore oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, west of the site of the April blast that caused the massive oil spill.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Casey Ranel says the blast was reported by a commercial helicopter company about 9:30 a.m. CDT Thursday. Seven helicopters, two... more »
Two workers injured when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico told Congress that the companies in charge of the doomed drilling operation cut corners and neglected maintenance in a race toward higher profits.
Laborer Stephen Stone told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that the companies gambled... more »
The amount of oil siphoned by the mile-long tube inserted into the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico has dropped dramatically.
BP spokesman John Curry said that the tube collected 47,000 gallons of oil on Sunday. That's down from 57,000 gallons on Saturday and 92,000 gallons on Friday.... more »
A novel but risky attempt to use a 100-ton steel-and-concrete box to cover a deepwater oil well gushing toxic crude into the Gulf of Mexico was aborted Saturday after ice crystals encased it, an ominous development as thick blobs of tar began washing up on Alabama's white sand beaches.
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Authorities will begin burning some of the thickest oil in a massive slick from a rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana. A Coast Guard spokesman says the burn is expected to begin Wednesday morning. Petty Officer 2nd Class Prentice Danner says fire-resistant containment booms will be used to corral... more »
At least seven people were injured and up to 15 feared missing after an explosion at an oil drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana's coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The explosion was reported on the rig, which is 52 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana, at... more »