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Rudi Kiefer: Oil platforms present possible dangers
Rudi Kiefer
Whenever a hurricane is moving through the Gulf of Mexico, there’s a worry that may not be foremost on everyone’s minds. It’s about the oil platforms. According to The Atlantic magazine, 17 percent of U.S. oil production relies on offshore drilling in the Gulf. Under normal conditions, it’s a benign environment. The water never freezes there, and temperatures remain moderate.