Gas from damaged wellhead burned off in Gulf of Mexico

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Gas from damaged wellhead burned off in Gulf of Mexico

Gas from the damaged Deepwater Horizon wellhead is burned by the drillship Discoverer Enterprise in a process known as flaring in the Gulf of Mexico on May 16, 2010. Gas and oil from the wellhead are being brought to the surface via a tube that was placed inside the damaged pipe. UPI/Patrick Kelley/USCG

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