The Seattle Times


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rig owner eyes relief well to divert gas off coast

This photo released by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement shows natural gas spewing from the Hercules 265 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, Tuesday. No injuries were reported in the midmorning blowout, which caught fire Tuesday night, about 55 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico.