Nightly News   |  March 13, 2013

Barge strikes gas line in Louisiana

There was an explosion two miles off the coast of Laffite, La., Tuesday evening when a barge carrying crude oil struck a natural gas line. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a look at some of the other news tonight begins with a scene in louisiana as a huge fire continues to burn at a pipeline in the middle of the bayou. it started last night when a tugboat pushing a barge hit a gas pipeline . smoke was visible 30 miles away in downtown new orleans. this section of the pipeline has been shut down. they are saying it could take tomorrow to burn off what's