Gulf gas rig still flowing

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The Coast Guard says crews continue to work to stop natural gas flowing from a drilling rig off the Louisiana Coast.

As of early Friday morning, workers had managed to cut the flow in half. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says officials lost control of the rig Thursday,

But no injuries or pollution have been reported.  Most crew members were evacuated from the rig, which was drilling in 262 feet of water about 108 miles southwest of Lafayette. The rig operator is Enven Energy ventures of Metairie.

Wild gas wells tend to be less of an environmental threat than blowouts from oil wells.

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