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44 rescued from Gulf rig after natural gas blowout

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NEW ORLEANS — Natural gas spewed uncontrolled from a well of the Louisiana coast on Tuesday after a blowout that forced the evacuation of 44 workers aboard a drilling rig, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the midmorning blowout and there was no fire as of Tuesday evening at the site, about 55 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Experts from Wild Well Control Inc. were to assess the well ...

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