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.
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