NEW ORLEANS (AP) – An out-of-control natural gas well burned Wednesday off Louisiana hours after it ignited following a blowout, though authorities said there was no sign of a slick on the surface of the water.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says no sheens were spotted near the well during flyovers Wednesday morning. The lack of sheen indicates the fire indicates the gas is burning off with no sign that oil or other hydrocarbons are being released into the water. Federal authorities also saw damage to the drilling rig from the air.

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