posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 04:42 PM
Its all very contradictive;
It was initially believed that a blast ripped through one of the wells on the Mariner Energy platform, west of the site where BP's Deepwater Horizon
rig exploded in April.
But it has since been claimed that there was no explosion and the fire in fact broke out near staff living quarters on the upper deck.
"The issue is whether there is potential of any pollution, any leak. What we are hearing from Mariner Energy, the owner of the platform, is it's a
producing platform not a rig.
"Therefore from what we understand at the moment it wouldn't be drilling for oil, although the company has many hundreds of platforms in that region
that do drill for oil.
It could be that as a producing platform it might be storing some oil that has been brought up to the surface, but generally those platforms are used
as staging points for other parts of the operation
this is the best bit:
The platform had not recently been in active production and was undergoing maintenance, the US Interior Department said.
However, Governor Jindal said there seven wells were believed to have been active at the time of the blast.
Guess the plan is just to confuse everybody.