Oil Rig Explosion Off The Coast of Louisiana 2 Dead, 2 Missing
November 16, 2012
Another oil rig explosion comes just a day after BP agreed to pay a $4.5 billion settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the gulf.
According to reports, an oil and gas rig off the coast of Louisiana was hit by an explosion and fire this morning, leaving two crew members missing and two possibly dead. Another four people were airlifted for medical treatment.
The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that the Houston based Black Elk Energy Co. oil and natural gas platform had some sort of explosion occur in the gulf, sending black smoke into the sky over Louisiana.
The platform was located about 20 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, when the explosion happened.
Reportedly the fire is out and there has been no report of any oil spilled into the gulf.
I will continue to monitor this tragic story throughout the day. My prayers are with the victims of this accident.