WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency that oversees offshore drilling will investigate the fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
Thursday's fire came less than five months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 people and spurred the worst offshore oil spill... more »
NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - An oil platform exploded and burned off the Louisiana coast Thursday, the second such disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in less than five months. This time, the Coast Guard said there was no leak, and no one was killed. The Coast Guard initially reported... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Mariner Energy shares dropped nearly 3 percent Thursday following news that one of it's production platforms exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Mariner shares lost 69 cents, nearly 3 percent, to $22.66 in midday trading. The Houston independent oil and gas company is a relatively small... more »
Mariner Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ME) confirms that a fire has occurred at a production platform located on Vermilion Block 380, approximately 100 miles from the Louisiana coast. All 13 members of the crew have been evacuated and safely accounted for. No injuries have been reported. In an initial flyover, no... more »