Venezuelan Gas Rig Sinks, Workers Safe

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan natural gas exploration rig sank in the Caribbean Sea in the early hours of Thursday morning, President Hugo Chavez said via a message on Twitter.

Senh: Dang, this guy takes his Twitter business pretty seriously. It's kinda neat, but isn't it also a security issue?

Sections:  news   world   
Topics:  caribbean sea   energy   gas rig   hugo chavez   oil   twitter   venezuela   venzuelan gas rig   
RELATED ARTICLES
  • Professor explains wild airline rant: In-flight cigarette was ‘revolutionary’ act of ‘civil disobedience’Professor explains wild airline rant: In-flight cigarette was ‘revolutionary’ act of ‘civil disobedience’
    A Penn State professor was arrested over the weekend in a bizarre videotaped incident that went viral. Karen Halnon, who teaches sociology at the university’s Abington campus, was flying from Nicaragua to Miami when she lit up a cigarette and ranted about Venezuela and President Barack Obama. More
  • Keystone XL pipeline to be delayedKeystone XL pipeline to be delayed
    TransCanada Corp. says the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline will be in service months later than expected and cost more than its current $5.3 billion price-tag as it continues to await U.S. government approval. TransCanada had been sticking to its late 2014 or early 2015 start-up target, but the regulatory process has dragged on. More
  • Hackers compromise AP Twitter account
    Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House. More
  • Drivers benefit as oil prices drop sharply
    A sharp decline in the price of oil this month is making gasoline cheaper at a time of year when it typically gets more expensive. It's a relief to motorists and business owners and a positive development for the economy. More
BING NEWS:
  • Aban may take a hit as Venezuelan offshore rig sinks
    MUMBAI: A Venezuelan offshore natural gas platform ... The semi-submersible rig Aban Pearle — which contributed 10-12% to the firm's turnover — collapsed due to a failure in the operating system, prompting evacuation of all workers aboard the rig.
    05/13/2010 - 2:35 pm | View Link
  • Venezuelan gas rig sinks, workers safe
    A Venezuelan natural gas exploration rig has sunk in the Caribbean Sea but all 95 workers were evacuated safely and there was no leakage, the government said. "Fortunately all our workers are safe and fortunately the well presents no risk to our ...
    05/13/2010 - 12:32 pm | View Link
  • Venezuelan gas rig sinks in Caribbean, no leaks
    The accident came less than a month after a rig owned by BP exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, triggering one of the world's worst-ever oil spills. Venezuela's Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said no gas was ... He said all the workers had been ...
    05/13/2010 - 7:34 am | View Link
  • Venezuelan gas platform sinks
    CARACAS, Venezuela, May 13 (UPI) -- Ninety-five workers ... the rig's owners, Aban Offshore Ltd., told the BBC. The rig was under contract to a company owned by the Venezuelan government drilling wells in the Mariscal Sucre offshore natural gas project ...
    05/13/2010 - 12:15 am | View Link
  • Venezuelan gas rig sinks, workers safe-Chavez
    Chavez said all 95 workers were evacuated safely from the platform and that two navy patrols were in the area. The Aban Pearl semisubmersible rig was drilling some of the 16 gas wells in the Mariscal Sucre offshore natural gas project. It was installed ...
    05/12/2010 - 11:47 pm | View Link
  • More
BING SEARCH:
  • Venezuelan gas rig sinks, workers evacuated: Chavez | www ...
    Venezuelan gas rig sinks, workers evacuated ... A Venezuelan offshore natural gas platform sank into the sea early ... Venezuelan gas rig sinks, workers safe: ...
    06/15/2016 - 5:58 pm | View Website
  • Venezuelan gas rig sinks, workers safe
    Venezuelan gas rig sinks, workers safe. ... A Venezuelan natural gas exploration rig has sunk in the Caribbean Sea but all 95 workers were evacuated safely and there ...
    05/13/2010 - 7:28 pm | View Website
  • UPDATE 7-Venezuela gas rig sinks in Caribbean, no leaks ...
    * Second platform to sink in less than a month * All workers safe, captain dives off sinking rig * Aban Pearl rig was exploring Mariscal Sucre gas field
    05/13/2010 - 6:52 pm | View Website
  • BBC News : Venezuelan Natural Gas Platform Sinks In ...
    Venezuelan natural gas platform sinks in ... He said all 95 workers were evacuated ... Last week Mr Ramirez stood atop the rig on live television as its gas flare ...
    05/13/2010 - 11:36 am | View Website
  • Venezuelan gas rig sinks, workers safe-Chavez | Reuters
    Venezuela's Aban Pearl natural gas exploration rig sank in the ... Venezuela's Aban Pearl natural gas exploration ... Venezuelan gas rig sinks, workers ...
    05/13/2010 - 6:42 am | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More World News