Natural Gas Rig Explodes in Gulf of Mexico
A summary of coverage from Energy News, including video clips, is here.
The good news, besides the fact that 44 people escaped the rig uninjured, is that as of mid-morning today, the fire is apparently out. Here's a CNN update from mid-morning today.
Logically enough, the accident has raised more questions about safety practices on off-shore rigs and about what's wrong—if anything—with blow-out preventers, which, given their track record in the Gulf, seem to have a habit of failing at inopportune times. Here's the Wall Street Journal report.