(Image source: KLFY)

BY CHARESSE JAMES
ANCHOR BY LOGAN TITTLE

Coast Guard officials are investigating a fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana. According to ORA TV, officials are saying...

“They say it happened in West Cote Blanche . Here’s a map: West Cote Blanche is 50 miles south of Lafayette, LA - south central  Louisiana, right along the Louisiana Gulf Coast.”

According to NBC News, “The rig is a shallow water platform near West Cote Blanche Bay. It was not known if the fire had caused a spill. The Coast Guard activated a command center to investigate.  The rig is not drilling at a deep water site like the Macondo well that blew out in 2010.”

According to KHOU, the oil rig is owned by Houston-based Black Elk Energy. The blast left two workers dead and two more missing earling Friday morning. A spokesperson told the station:

“Four other injured workers were air-lifted to a hospital in Jefferson Parish, La., ... There was no report on if any oil spilled into the Gulf.”

According to the Associated Press, the offshore platform is still burning, and the Coast Guard in New Orleans has activated a command center to investigate.

Oil Rig Explosion in Gulf of Mexico; Two Missing

by Charesse James
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Nov 16, 2012

Oil Rig Explosion in Gulf of Mexico; Two Missing

(Image source: KLFY)

BY CHARESSE JAMES
ANCHOR BY LOGAN TITTLE

Coast Guard officials are investigating a fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana. According to ORA TV, officials are saying...

“They say it happened in West Cote Blanche . Here’s a map: West Cote Blanche is 50 miles south of Lafayette, LA - south central  Louisiana, right along the Louisiana Gulf Coast.”

According to NBC News, “The rig is a shallow water platform near West Cote Blanche Bay. It was not known if the fire had caused a spill. The Coast Guard activated a command center to investigate.  The rig is not drilling at a deep water site like the Macondo well that blew out in 2010.”

According to KHOU, the oil rig is owned by Houston-based Black Elk Energy. The blast left two workers dead and two more missing earling Friday morning. A spokesperson told the station:

“Four other injured workers were air-lifted to a hospital in Jefferson Parish, La., ... There was no report on if any oil spilled into the Gulf.”

According to the Associated Press, the offshore platform is still burning, and the Coast Guard in New Orleans has activated a command center to investigate.

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