New Oil RIg Explosion in the Gulf Posted on September 2, 2010 by Yves Smith News is preliminary, no idea yet whether it is a production well or not, but all 13 crew members on the Mariner Energy rig are accounted for. The Journal’s story here (which presumably will be updated); Bloomberg’s here. Post navigation ← Links 9/2/10 Andrew Horowitz: NPF Unemployment Preview: Continued Market Strength or September Weakness? → Subscribe to Post Comments 4 comments Ishmael September 2, 2010 at 1:40 pm Yves — what I have heard is this is a production platform (not a rig) under maintenance. All wells were shut in. chris chandler September 2, 2010 at 2:43 pm I was up all night working on a video about the first oil spill and woke up this morning to this news. I would love your help spreading the word on this important community effort video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdNfhM5SQLU&feature=youtu.be thanks so much, chris chandler xxl maroc September 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm The oil drilling industries need to be regulated with rules, regulations and laws to safeguard the interest of the workers, public and marine lives. stoat September 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm wouldn’t you just know that the rig operator’s largest single shareholder was john paulson? i wonder if he found a way to short it before it blew? Comments are closed. Tip Jar Please Donate or Subscribe!