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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

    http://online.wSportsJournalists.com/article/SB10001424052748704206804575467600528128386.html?mod=WSJ_hps_MIDDLETopStories

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

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Not producing, so no oil leak?
     
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Hopefully.
     
  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.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_gulf_rig_explosion
     
  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.

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  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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