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Sizing Up Oil Drilling Rigs in the Gulf

Infographic on oil and gas drilling rigs in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. (Image credit: Karl Tate /

The Mariner Engery oil platform that erupted into flames in the Gulf Thursday has reportedly taken no lives, with all crew workers rescued and no signs of a leak. Even so, the accident, on the heels of the months-long Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, has sparked lots of talk on the dangers of drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Here's a look at oil and gas production in the Gulf.