Gulf of Mexico platform not producing oil before fire: local media

Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:36pm EST

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(Reuters) - The Black Elk Energy platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire on Friday was not producing oil at the time of the blast, according to a report on local television in Louisiana that cited Coast Guard Captain Peter Gautier.

Gautier said the fire was not likely to cause a major environmental disaster, according to report.

(Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

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