Gas Well Blowout, Fire, Collapse | July 2013 | Gulf of Mexico

No Really, the Oil And Gas Guys Know Exactly What They Are DoingMethane Well Blows Up In Gulf

Just Another Day In Petro Cess Pool Called The Gulf Of Mexico
Beyond “there goes another one”, there isn’t a lot more to say about the latest awkward petroleum industry event. This one started July 23, when Walter Oil and Gas Corporation lost control of it’s Well A3. On Wednesday the sumbitch caught fire, and that’s what it’s doing now. The beams supporting the derrick and rig floor have folded and collapsed over the rig structure.But it might be useful to see just what exactly has blowed up and sunk down in the Sportsman’s State over the past few months:Two gas explosions rocked the state in June, killing a few people and barely making a dent in the news cycle. Earlier in July, a pipeline blew up: We covered it here.We also had the following events in June:JUNE 15, CANCER ALLEY, LA, in Donaldsonville a few miles away in the same parish at a chemical facility owned by CF Industries. 1 Dead, 7 injured.

JUNE 13, CANCER ALLEY, LA: in Geismar, a chemical plant owned by Williams Cos. Inc. blew up and killed. 2 Dead, 75 injured.

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