Venezuelan Natural Gas Rig Sinks into Caribbean
Earlier today, a Venezuelan natural gas exploration rig sank in the Caribbean sea. According to Venezuela’s Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez, no gas escaped from the Aban Pearl rig site after the platform disappeared beneath the waves and sank of Venezuela’s northeast coast.
This incident was announced by President Hugo Chavez via Twitter. He stated that all 95 workers on the rig had been safely evacuated before the rig sank and that the rig’s safety valves had all been activated, removing the risk of gas leaks.