Sediment plugs leak in burning Gulf natural gas well
Published: July 25,2013
GULF OF MEXICO — Federal regulators say natural gas has stopped flowing from a well that has been ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico and remaining small flames are from gas still in the pipe.
In a news release today, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says the well “bridged over.” That means sand and sediment collapsed into the area being drilled, blocking the line.
Both BSEE and the Coast Guard have flown over the well to check this.
The well blew out Tuesday and caught fire late Tuesday night.
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