The out-of-control natural gas well in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after it blew out and caught fire.
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July 25, 2013 No one was hurt when the crew lost control of the rig on Tuesday and a fire followed. It looks like sediment and sand helped stop gas from escaping, robbing fuel from the fire in the process.
An out-of-control natural gas well in the Gulf of Mexico continued to burn Wednesday after it blew out and caught fire. Beams supporting some of the "Hercules 265 jack-up rig" have collapsed.
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July 24, 2013 Deep-sea natural gas reservoirs sometimes contain oil, but experts say it's highly unlikely Tuesday's accident in the Gulf of Mexico would leak anything like the BP spill. And there are signs suggesting the only thing crews have to deal with is leaking gas.
Before a blaze broke out, a cloud of gas could be seen rising Tuesday from the Hercules 265 drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana.
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
July 24, 2013 A blowout on Tuesday forced 44 workers to evacuate. Later, a blaze broke out. Officials say the damage to the environment should not come close to that caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident.
The shrimp boat Endless Grind trawls for shrimp off Dauphin Island, Ala., in May 2012.
March 7, 2013 Commercial fishermen have the highest rate of on-the-job fatalities of any occupation in the country. The winches that shrimpers use to pull in their nets pose particular hazards, an analysis of deaths and injuries finds.
Sept. 2005: Hurricane Rita enters the Gulf of Mexico — or Gulf of America, as Mississippi House Rep. Stephen Holland would say.
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February 9, 2012 Democratic Rep. Stephen Holland has introduced a bill in the state House to change the name of the gulf. It's a satirical shot aimed at his Republican colleagues, he says. Stephen Colbert had the idea before him.
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September 15, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, debt crisis in Europe, and the environmental state of the Gulf. In the second hour, writing your life story at the end of your life, and what the Jackie Kennedy tapes reveal about the former first lady.
U.S. pork is among the products Mexico hit with new tariffs because of a long-running, NAFTA-related trucking dispute.
August 18, 2010 Mexico placed new tariffs on U.S. pork and other products as part of its continuing NAFTA-related trucking dispute with its north of the border neighbor. The Teamsters continue to oppose Mexican trucks operating in the U.S.
July 15, 2010 A reserved Obama greets news that BP capped the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher.
July 14, 2010 After a government-requested delay, Obama's team told BP to test a new cap on its rogue Gulf well.
June 23, 2010 BP removed the cap collecting oil spewing from the broken well in the Gulf of Mexico after a remote sub bumped into it.
June 15, 2010 President Barack Obama Oval Office Gulf Speech
June 15, 2010 Former Justice Official To Lead Oil Industry Regulator
June 15, 2010 Oil execs grilled on copycat plans
June 14, 2010 President Obama: Gulf Seafood Is Safe
June 13, 2010 Obama Wants A BP Oil Spill Fund
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