The gulf of mexico's diverse ecosystem includes deep-sea ocean ridges and trenches, mid-depth banks, barrier islands, beaches, coral reefs, and estuaries as currents and winds spread the oil from the mile-deep spill site, all habitats were at risk of contamination. On april 20, bp's deepwater horizon oil rig exploded in the gulf of mexico, killing 11 workers and commencing months of oil leaking unrestrained into the ocean efforts to manage the spill with. Senators spoke about the oil spill in the gulf of mexico caused by the explosion on the oil rig deepwater horizon and july 12, 2010 gulf of mexico oil spill commission meeting, public panel. An oil spill in the gulf of mexico last week may be the largest in the us since the 2010 blowout at bp plc's macondo well that sank the deepwater horizon rig and killed 11 people llog. Oil services company halliburton said tuesday it would pay a $11 billion settlement over its role in the 2010 gulf of mexico oil rig blowout that led to the united states' most disastrous oil spill.
News about the 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill in the gulf of mexico oil spill commentary and archival information about gulf of mexico oil spill (2010) from the new york times. Witnesses testified about the response efforts to the gulf of mexico oil spill forllowing a catastrophic explosion on the oil rig, deepwater horizon. The tragic explosion on the deepwater horizon oil rig that occurred on april 20, 2010, sent 185 million gallons (five million barrels) of oil pouring into the gulf of mexico over the course of the next 86 days a year later, cleanup efforts in gulf communities continue, and the effect on marine and. The gulf oil spill is recognized as the worst oil spill in us 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 bp pipe was leaking oil and gas on the ocean floor about 42.
Updated september 19, 2010 tracking the oil spill in the gulf where oil is in the gulf where oil has gulf of mexico oil spill multimedia collection. How microbes helped clean bp's oil spill such microorganisms are a big reason why bp's 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico was not far worse. The social and economic impact of the gulf oil spill by kristina betinis 24 may 2010 as the thick crude gushing from the broken well in the gulf of mexico coats wetlands along the louisiana coast.
Last year, my fishing and hunting business was all but wiped out by the oil spill -- i lost 94% of my business gulf reopen for drilling as region suffers time right to resume deepwater drilling. May 5 2010 8:08 pm oil slick the company also referred to the accident as the gulf of mexico oil spill, whereas others—including president obama and the slate is published by the. Featured sites web sites with updates on the gulf of mexico oil spill situation restore the gulf a federal web portal with information and resources related to the bp deepwater horizon oil spill response and recovery. On april 20, 2010, an explosion on the deepwater horizon drilling rig in the gulf of mexico killed 11 workers and unleashed the biggest oil spill in us history.
The oil spill that resulted from the explosion and sinking of an oil rig in the gulf of mexico last week is becoming more worrying as it continues to spread and efforts at stemming the flow of the. 8 september 2010 the eight failures that caused the gulf oil spill by justin mullins eight to the explosion that destroyed the deepwater horizon drilling rig in the gulf of mexico,. Texas sea grant specialist chris hale, a member of the gulf of mexico oil spill science outreach team, spent a day in the woodlands, texas, participating in an oil. A us judge has ruled bp was grossly negligent in the lead-up to the 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill in the gulf of mexico the ruling could potentially cost bp billions more in compensation.
The gulf of mexico oil spill began on 20 april 2010 when the deepwater horizon offshore oil drilling rig operated by bp (known as british petroleum until 2000) exploded and sank. Gulf of mexico oil spill threatens wildlife in this image from nasa's aqua satellite, the oil slick from the sunken deepwater horizon drilling platform in the gulf of mexico spreads toward the. Five years after the oil spill in the gulf of mexico, here's what we do and don't know. Landry noted that the deadly rig accident has not disrupted offshore gulf oil production — which accounts for more than one.
When the gulf of mexico oil spill began in 2010, the fda, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration's (noaa) national marine fisheries service, the environmental protection agency (epa. Oil spills are bad, but dispersants are worse for deep-sea coral research shows the gulf of mexico's deep-sea coral were harmed by chemicals used to cleanup the bp oil disaster. Here's what bp doesn't want you to know about the use of corexit after the 2010 gulf of mexico spill sections grist 50 - 2018 of cleanup workers during the bp oil disaster in the gulf of.