Blowtorch Beach, Turkey: Where Old Offshore Oil Rigs Go to Die

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  • Oil price crash makes 1970s, 1980s-built platforms uneconomic
  • Slump has also slowed construction programs for new rigs

Aliaga beach, Turkey, where obsolete rigs are waiting their turn with ships to be taken apart.

Source: Turkish Recyclers' Association

When offshore oil rigs reach the end of their useful lives, many head for their final resting place at blowtorch beach.

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