It looks like the Gulf of Mexico has averted a major ecological disaster after an oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana on Tuesday night. A large fire caused the rig to capsize and sink yesterday and officials worried that crude oil could seep into the water. Eleven crew members are still missing and the time frame for their survival is now believed to have passed. But news this morning suggests that at least part of the disaster may have been averted.
Dave Cohen, is a reporter for WWNO in New Orleans, tells us more about reports of video footage that suggest the rig is not leaking in large amounts under water.
Robert Bryce, managing editor at Energy Tribune also spoke to us about the breaking news. Listen to our interview with him here: