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Mariner Energy shares dip on reports of rig explosion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Mariner Energy ME.N fell 5 percent to $22.30 on Thursday after reports of a possible oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, with some media reporting that the rig was operated by Mariner.

Shares of Apache Corp APA.N, which is expected to buy Mariner Energy, also fell 1.8 percent to $90.94.

Reporting by Angela Moon, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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