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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...

Oil Leak from Sunken Rig Could Hurt Gulf Coast

The Associated Press

April 28, 2010

NEW ORLEANS – Oil leaking from a sunken drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico oozed slowly toward the coast Monday, endangering hundreds of miles of marshes, barrier islands and white sand beaches in four states from Louisiana to Florida. The areas, home to dolphins, sea birds, prime fishing grounds...

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