Today in History (TIH) – Thu. 6th July. 1988: Piper Alpha, an oil production platform destroyed by exploded and fire offshore.
Piper Alpha was an oil production platform in the North Sea approximately 120 miles (190 km) north-east of Aberdeen, Scotland, that was operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Limited. It began production in 1976, initially as an oil-only platform but later… Read More ›