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APNewsBreak: Bubble of methane triggered rig blast

Liz De La Torre

May 8, 2010

From The Associated Press ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, expanding quickly as it burst through several seals and barriers before exploding, according...

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