Has anyone been keeping up with this tragedy? If not, heres the short. An oil rig close to the coast of Louisiana had an abrupt explosion. 11 men were lost during/after the explosion. There bodies have not been found and they are presumed dead. The secondary problem is that theres an oil leak. The blowback preventer valves are not operating and are not communicating with the control board. They have sent down robots to try and operate the valve manually but have been unsuccessful. Another problem is that who ever designed the platform did not put a valve on the gulf floor, like almost all other rigs, so the flow of oil cannot be shut off there either. It was originally thought that there was only one leak, letting out 40,000 barrels of oil a day, but it it being reported that the original estimate was off by 5 times the amount. It is leaking out roughly 200,000 barrels of oil a day. The only somewhat plausible solution is to drill another rig next to the original to relieve the pressure off of the original. This is the industry I'm planning on going into, so its really important to me. What is yall's take on this? Any new info is always appreciated.