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Uncontrolled gas flowing from well in Gulf of Mexico — UPDATE: Trying to stop it from moving underground
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 9316729:MV8yMTQxMjE2XzM2MTU3ODMxXzQxOUZDMUM5] Maybe that is why that Cruise ship caught on fire. Not sure how the mechanics of it work but if they pump water from the Gulf to cool down the engines and the water is full of oil and plugs up the syatem then maybe the result is that the engine catches on fire. . [/quote]
A natural gas well located approximately 50 miles east of Venice in the Gulf of Mexico is releasing gas uncontrolled and has been evacuated, according to a report today in Fuel Fix, an energy news website operated in part by the Houston Chronicle. The site reports 15 workers were evacuated from the Ensco 87 rig, which sits in 218 feet of water, after tests found natural gas had migrated from the 8300-foot well to a sand formation approximately 1100 feet below the seabed. This uncontrolled flow happened after a blowout preventer had been activated.
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