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Another offshore oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, west of the site of the BP blast and resulting oil spill that occurred in April, the Associated Press reports.
Thirteen people were on the rig and have been rescued and accounted for. One person was injured, according to a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman.
An oil sheen of approximately 100 feet wide has been reported.
The company that owns the rig, Houston-based Mariner Energy, reported that it did not know what caused the blast.
For the complete AP Story by Alan Sayre, please visit: http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/02/AR2010090202590.html?wpisrc=nl_natlalert