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  • Natural Gas Catches Fire on Drilling Rig at Gulf of Mexico Well

    Natural gas leaking from a Walter Oil & Gas Corp. well in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire on an evacuated rig about 55 miles (88 kilometers) offshore Louisiana.

  • U.S. Minerals Service Sued on Whistleblower Claim; Group Seeks to Shut Rig

    The U.S. Minerals Management Service failed to act on a whistleblower’s warnings that a BP Plc oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico lacked safety and engineering documentation, an environmental watchdog said.

  • Workers Missing in Oil Rig Fire in Gulf of Mexico

    As many as 12 workers are missing after an explosion and a fire aboard a Transocean Ltd. oil rig leased to BP Plc in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

  • Oil Execs' Celebration Ends; Now Comes the Grilling

    Four weeks ago, oil company executives were celebrating an Obama administration decision to expand drilling off the U.S. East Coast. Now, after a rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, they face a grilling in Congress and tougher rules on how they do business.     Representative Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, on Thursday told chief executives from five companies that they will be called to appear before his committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. The companies include BP Plc, which leased the rig to drill the well that is now leaking 5,000 barrels a day into the waters off the coast of Louisiana.

  • Transocean Rig Sinks in Gulf of Mexico as Coast Guard Looks for Survivors

    A Transocean Ltd. oil-drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico sank after burning for more than a day, creating the risk of a major oil spill as attempts continued to find 11 missing workers.

  • Firefighters Battle Oil-Rig Blaze as 11 Still Missing

    Eleven workers remained missing in the Gulf of Mexico as firefighters battled flames still burning after an explosion two days ago on a Transocean Ltd. drilling rig.

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