Gas no longer escaping from rig off La. coast
NEW ORLEANS - The operator and federal regulators say the flow of natural gas, water and sand has been stopped at a drilling rig off Louisiana's coast.
EnVen Energy Ventures LLC and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Saturday that the flow was stopped about 7 p.m. Friday. BSEE says it was cut off less than 2 ½ hours after EnVen began pumping heavy drilling mud into the well.
The flow began about 8:30 a.m. Thursday. EnVen says the well is being closely monitored, and it's working with regulators to find out what caused it and how to safely resume drilling.
BSEE says in a news release that crews are still working to set up barriers to any further natural gas flow.
No injuries or pollution have been reported.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
WATCH: Stoic employee hands over cash with gun in his face
WBRZ's traffic reporter Ashley Fruge' to dance for charity
WBRZ Crawfish Index: boiled price per pound lowest since Mardi Gras
Police responding to early morning shooting on Winnebago Street
Contractor calls out competition for taking credit for his work