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WASHINGTON - What now for the Gulf? News of another oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico, so soon after the BP oil spill, has set off a wave of anxiety along the Gulf Coast and prompted calls for the government to extend its six-month ban on deepwater drilling.
Oil platform catches fire in Gulf; workers OK
NEW ORLEANS - An oil platform that burned off the Louisiana coast Thursday was the second such disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in less than five months.

WASHINGTON - An offshore oil rig exploded and caught fire Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico, the US Coast Guard said.
Temporary cap that stopped oil gusher removed
NEW ORLEANS - Engineers removed a temporary cap Thursday that stopped oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's blown-out well in mid-July.

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Coast Guard is saying there are no immediate signs of a spill from an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.
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