|Location of fire reported late last night in Gulf of Mexico.|
Monday, September 26, 2011
Fire Reported in Gulf of Mexico
This just caught our eye on the SkyTruth Alerts: multiple aircraft flying over the Gulf have reported seeing a fire about 60 miles southeast of the tip of the Mississippi Delta, in deep water about 20 miles south-southeast of BP's failed Macondo well. The source of the fire is unknown, and to our knowledge this report has not been verified. But the location given in the NRC report puts this in Mississippi Canyon Block 519, where wells have recently been drilled by Noble Energy and tied back to the massive "Na Kika" platform located in Block 474 a few miles to the northwest. A few small spills of hydraulic fluid have been reported in the vicinity in the past week so we know there is current activity in the area. Read more.
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