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Explosion at a Gulf of Mexico drilling platform

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Black Elk energy, whoever that is.

25 miles from the Louisana coast.

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Jesus, how are they building these rigs? Is there something inherently more dangerous about an offshore rig compared to a land drill?

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Jesus, how are they building these rigs? Is there something inherently more dangerous about an offshore rig compared to a land drill?

sorta the difference between standing on the ground and on a raft...

now add no sleep, insane amounts of machinery operating under high stress and flammable liquids under high pressure.

plus sharks.

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I wonder if these types of things happen with land based drilling, but it doesn't make national news?

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It wasn't a drilling rig, it was a production rig. I know that doesn't really matter, just sayin'. At least it was 28 gallons spilled (reportedly), not 200 million.

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