Mariner Energy oil pollutes Gulf

This video from the USA is called News Update: Mariner Energy Gulf Of Mexico Rig Explodes, One Worker Missing.

From the Huffington Post in the USA:

Oil Platform Explodes In The Gulf Of Mexico Off The Louisiana Coast

AP/Huffington Post First Posted: 09- 2-10 11:54 AM Updated: 09- 2-10 02:15 PM

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Coast Guard is saying that a mile-long oil sheen is spreading from the site off an offshore petroleum platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.

The site of the explosion is west of where BP’s massive spill occurred.

Oiled again: Oil rig blast leaves a mile-long oil sheen, forces 13 workers into Gulf of Mexico: here.

Oily Sheen Spotted Near Burning Gulf Oil Platform: here.

Another oil rig explodes: here.

Exploded rig produced ~9.2 mln cubic ft of natural gas per day & 1400 barrels of oil in last week of August: here.

The offshore oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico today is still burning: here.

REPORT: Mariner Energy Cited For Two Violations In Past Six Months, Totaling $55,000: here.

Another oil rig in the Gulf explodes, but don’t worry, there are only thousands of others there that could blow: here.

The Mariner oil platform explosion off the Louisiana coast created a mile-long oil sheen into the Gulf of Mexico and forced 13 crew members to jump into the water wearing protective Gumby suits. Just what exactly is a Gumby suit? Here.

AFL-CIO: USW: Hold Off Drilling in Gulf Until It’s Safe: here.

Offshore Drilling: Unsafe at Any Depth? Here.

Why Is So Much Oil In the Gulf of Mexico?: So-called source rocks hold the answer: here.

When the details on the deal between the federal government and BP to set up a $20 billion fund to compensate spill victims were released last month, I reported on concerns that the design of the fund might compromise its long-term viability and create a conflict of interest in cracking down on BP’s misdeeds. The fund was designed in such a way that it basically hinges on keeping BP’s Gulf-drilling subsidiary in production and turning a profit: here.

Oil Spill Impacts on Sea Turtles: here.

BP spill: White House says oil has gone, but Gulf’s fishermen are not so sure: here.

Guardian: MPs to question BP rig operator amid fears of similar disaster in North Sea: here.

2 thoughts on “Mariner Energy oil pollutes Gulf

  1. Today’s news of another fiery oil rig explosion in the Gulf hit us all like a kick in the gut.

    It’s time for determined action, and our friends at TrueMajority/USAction are leading the way. I hope you’ll join them.

    Bob Fertik a project of USAction

    Dear Activist,

    Just hours ago, another oil rig 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana exploded. As I write this, the rig continues to burn and Coast Guard helicopters are rescuing thirteen oil rig workers. [1]

    How many more explosions will it take before we pull the plug on offshore oil drilling?

    Hundreds of thousands of people demanded a moratorium on all off-shore oil drilling after the BP disaster in April. Unfortunately, what we got was full of loopholes that allowed work to continue on this rig and many others.

    Clearly, nothing has changed and business as usual is failing us.

    We’re not standing around waiting for “business as usual” to solve this crisis. Instead, we’re stepping up the pressure on Congress and President Obama.

    CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME to our campaign to put a REAL moratorium on this dirty, dangerous practice.

    How many more explosions will it take? With your help, none.

    How many more rig workers will give their lives for dirty energy? With your help, none.

    As always, our thoughts and prayers are with the workers of this oil rig and their families.

    Thank you for all you do,

    Japhet Els
    TrueMajority / USAction



  2. Pingback: 10 years after BP disaster, still oil pollution | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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