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Not a DB: Oil rig explodes in Gulf of Mexico

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by deskslave, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member


    Wow. Just ... wow.
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Not producing, so no oil leak?
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Where does it say it's not producing? I don't see that in the story.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Other sources are reporting that. Hopefully it's correct.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    This says not producing... no word yet on whether anything is leaking.

  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    It's also in 450 feet of water which makes a huge difference as far as any potential leak is concerned.
  8. printdust

    printdust New Member

    So why would people be on it if it wasn't producing? That's curious.
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    They sometimes use inactive platforms as staging areas for active platforms.
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    It's an spy platform for SPECTRE.

  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    If it isn't producing - what exploded?
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Could be anything. If people are on the rig it needs power. Could be a generator. Could be an equipment malfunction. Oil or gas doesn't have to be coming out of the pipe for something to blow up.
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