posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 08:23 PM
With all the bad news we keep seeing and hearing about the devastation from Katrina and the inhuman condition so many people are still enduring in the
regions affected by hurricane Katrina, there seems to be even more bad news which will affect the whole nation.
There are 20 oil rigs which are missing from the Gulf and at least one oil pipeline, where a rig was located that has ruptured and is on fire.
Firefighters are not even going to try to put it out, as they say the fire will eventualy burn out, but noone knows what happened to the oil rigs.
Some of them could have sunk, or they could just be missing, but the repercursions of this in our economy will be felt by everyone.
"We have confirmed at least 20 rigs or platforms missing, either sunk or adrift, and one confirmed fire where a rig was," Petty Officer Robert Reed
of the Louisiana Coast Guard told AFP.
All of the missing rigs were in the Gulf of Mexico, Reed said citing Coast Guard overflights of the area and information from oil companies.
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We should be concentrating on helping the people that are still trapped in the areas which are flooded, but this is another addition to bad news for
the United States and it's people.