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Well a day after the BP payoff, there is news of a breaking incident in the Gulf off of Louisiana:

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The U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans confirms an oil rig caught fire off the coast of Louisiana early Friday.

An early report indicated two people were killed, two are missing, and four were sent to the hospital, said a company spokesman. There was no report on if any oil spilled into the Gulf.

Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts says the platform in question is a shallow water platform located in West Delta Block 32 in the Gulf of Mexico.

A spokesman says the Coast Guard just activated a "command center" to investigate the incident.

There is not much information available yet as to the location or size of the platform.

The coastguard will be releasing more information soon. I am at work so unable to update frequently if anyone can provide any information in the comments. 8:43 AM PT:
There was some sort of explosion at a Black Elk Energy Company oil and natural gas platform 20 nautical miles southeast of Grand Isle, LA. It is not clear if it is still burning
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