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Oil rig fire kills at least
2 off Louisiana coast

KHOU-TV [Houston, TX], by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/16/2012 11:16:53 AM

HOUSTON -- The U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans confirms an oil rig caught fire off the coast of Louisiana early Friday. 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.

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Look for the regime to quickly move in and use this as an excuse to shut down more drilling off the coast.

      


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