One dead, one missing as Coast Guard suspends search after Gulf platform blaze
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One dead, one missing as Coast Guard suspends search after Gulf platform blaze

New York City : NY : USA | Nov 18, 2012 at 8:18 AM PST
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A Coast Guard cutter patrols in the Gulf of Mexico in August

Killing one person missing as Coast Guard Search suspended after the fire Gulf platform

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According to U.S. authorities, 11 people were injured and lost two people in an explosion in oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, in an incident came in the wake of the approval of the western oil giant "bp" to pay more than $ 4 billion in fines,
And after the biggest pollution taking place in the same area after the explosion of oil refinery two years ago.

The incident occurred just 20 miles off the coast of "Grand Isle" U.S., Louisiana in one of the production platforms.


Said a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday, said two people they considered missing after a fire broke out in an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico,
Adding that the risk of contamination was minimal.

Comes what the captain (Captain) Ed Kopansk a correction to previous reports issued by the Coast Guard officials that two people died in the fire that was extinguished.

And, Kopansky told reporters at a press conference broadcast on television, the Coast Guard sent ships to search for the missing platform workers.


Meanwhile Brent ended the nearest maturity week on losses of 45 cents, or 0.4 percent.

And futures prices rose for Brent crude with the escalation of the conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip,
Boosted concerns regarding the supply of crude from the Middle East.

And ended the decades European benchmark crude for delivery in January (January) the trading session up 94 cents, or 0.87 percent, to a record settlement at $ 108.95 a barrel, after ranging between $ 107.66 and 109.12.

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Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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