Snorky 1 Sep 06, 2022 08:02 AM Platform Fire or Explosion? I'm assuming this is for one of the operating offshore platforms. I have checked local news outlets, cannot find anything on this, pretty sure an explosion would be on there by now. If this is a flame they see from an offshore platform, it is likely the burning of natural gas pocket to protect against the dangers of over-pressure if one is encountered during the drilling process. I have seen it during the day time too. There is a similar flame (although I think it might be for different reason/process), but still a product of oil/gas companies, along the NB 101 as you pass La Conchita, definitely seen at night, and still freaks me out, thinking it's a brush fire.