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Deepwater Horizon oil spill - Wikipedia
23 Feb 2024 at 7:07am
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the "BP oil spill") was an environmental disaster which began on April 20, 2010, off the coast of the United States in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect, considered the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry and estimated to be 8 to 31 percent larger in volume than the previous largest, the ...

Deepwater Horizon oil spill | Summary, Effects, Cause, Clean Up ...
23 Feb 2024 at 6:03am
Deepwater Horizon oil spill, largest marine oil spill in history, caused by an April 20, 2010, explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig?located in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 41 miles (66 km) off the coast of Louisiana?and its subsequent sinking on April 22.

Gulf Oil Spill | Smithsonian Ocean
23 Feb 2024 at 8:12am
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is recognized as the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Within days of the April 20, 2010 explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people, underwater cameras revealed the damaged wellhead pipe was leaking oil and gas on the ocean floor about 42 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

Oil spill tops 1 million gallons, threatens Gulf of Mexico wildlife
22 Feb 2024 at 5:43am
Skimming vessels are working to contain and recover oil from a spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast, which the U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday estimated to be at least 1.1 million gallons.

Deepwater Horizon ? BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill | US EPA
23 Feb 2024 at 11:25am
On April 20, 2010, the oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, operating in the Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico, exploded and sank resulting in the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon and the largest spill of oil in the history of marine oil drilling operations. 4 million barrels of oil flowed from the damaged Macondo well over an 87-day period, before it was finally capped on July ...

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico: What We Know
23 Feb 2024 at 11:25am
Divers searching for the origin of a substantial oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ? one of several spotted off Louisiana?s coast after Hurricane Ida ? have discovered three damaged pipelines ...

US Coast Guard leading oil spill clean-up in Gulf of Mexico
23 Feb 2024 at 10:06am
The U.S. Coast Guard was leading an oil spill clean-up in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, partnering with local and federal agencies and companies after a Main Pass Oil Gathering Co (MPOG ...

Main Oil Pass Spill in Gulf of Mexico Prompts Six Drillers to Shut ...
22 Feb 2024 at 11:00pm
Gulf Oil Spill Shuts in 62,000 Barrels From Occidental, Others. Six companies halt production after leak near Louisiana; Thursday oil spill is worst since Deepwater Horizon in 2010

Deepwater Horizon | Oil Spills | Damage Assessment, Remediation, and ...
23 Feb 2024 at 2:07am
Oil Spill | Gulf of Mexico | April 2010 What Happened? On April 20, 2010, an explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion, which killed 11 men, caused the rig to sink and started a catastrophic oil leak from the well. Before it was capped three months later, approximately 134 million gallons ...

How We?re Restoring the Gulf 10 Years After Deepwater Horizon
22 Feb 2024 at 7:01am
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. It resulted in an unprecedented impact to the Gulf?s coastal and marine resources. Ten years later, NOAA and other federal and Gulf state partners are working to support Gulf restoration.Our work is funded through parts of a 2016 $20.8 billion settlement with BP and other related ...

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