Today, exactly a week after Mariner Energy's oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, the company faced a flash fire on another oil and gas platform, this one located in shallow waters 109 miles south of Lafayette, Louisiana. The fire was quickly extinguished and no pollution was reported. The platform, which was installed in 1978, is usually unmanned. The fire occurred when the out-of-service pipeline was being decommissioned. No workers had to be evacuated. [WSJ]
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