In the bp oil spill, more than 200 million gallons of crude oil was pumped into the gulf of mexico for a total of 87 days, making it the biggest oil spill in us history 16,000 total the initial oil rig explosion killed 11 people and injured 17 others. On april 24 landry announced that a damaged wellhead was indeed leaking oil into the gulf and described it as a very. The cause of the discharge was an explosion on the british petroleum's deepwater horizon oil rig in the gulf of mexico on april 20, 2010 that explosion . Lawsuits stemming from 20 april 2010 deepwater horizon explosion and oil spill in the gulf of mexico. The scale of the bp oil spill can be hard to take in 11 platform workers were killed when the deepwater horizon drilling rig exploded on 20 april sea near the leak and elsewhere in the gulf as well as along hundreds of.
On april 20, 2010, the deepwater horizon oil rig exploded in the gulf of mexico, creating the worst spill in us history now a film has been. The oil slick spreading across the gulf of mexico has shattered the battle the fire on the oil rig deepwater horizon after the april 21 explosion. Deepwater horizon oil spill of 2010, also called gulf of mexico oil spill of 2010, largest marine oil spill in history, caused by an april 20, 2010, explosion on the. On april 20, 2010, bp's deepwater horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 men and dumping the five gulf states suffered hundreds of miles of oiled coastline, with .
The deepwater horizon oil spill is an industrial disaster that began on 20 april 2010, in the gulf oil expert matthew simmons maintained that a nuclear explosion was the only way bp could permanently seal the well and cited successful. On this day in 2012, an explosion and fire aboard the deepwater horizon oil drilling rig in the gulf of mexico, approximately 50 miles off the louisiana coast, kills. In mile-deep water, a bp-operated well blew out, causing the deepwater horizon drill rig to explode and uncork a geyser of raw crude oil hundreds of millions of gallons of oil were released into the gulf of mexico, creating.
The bp oil spill released 49 million barrels of oil into the gulf of mexico and on april 20, 2010, the deepwater horizon oil rig exploded. One year ago, an explosion rocked the deepwater horizon drilling rig in the gulf of mexico, killing 11 workers, sinking the rig, and releasing a. The gulf in flames as rescue crews attempted to corral oil at the surface following the explosion, the deepwater horizon began gushing over.
An oil spill in the gulf of mexico last week may be the largest in the us since the 2010 blowout at bp's macondo well that sank the deepwater. Working in the deep sea at the source of the gulf oil spill is a bit like gulf towns pray for news from deepwater horizon oil rig explosion. The deepwater horizon explosion and oil spill response efforts the long- term effects of the bp deepwater horizon oil spill on marine mammals in the gulf.
Government nor the national commission on the bp/deepwater horizon oil the explosion that tore through the deepwater horizon drilling rig last april 20, as. Portraits of the 11 who died on the deepwater horizon at the time of his death, the son had been in the oil industry 17 years hung up after talking with his wife , michelle, just 10 minutes before the rig exploded out in the gulf, he would listen to sermons that a friend had loaded onto his mp3 player. Analysis of the deepwater horizon explosion, fire, and oil spill homepage associated with the subsequent fire and release of oil and gas into the gulf of.
Like many gulf coast people, i too had a loved one working on an oil rig the day the deepwater horizon exploded in his first job with the oil. Five years ago monday, when there was an explosion on the deepwater horizon , an oil rig in the gulf of mexico, the first news reports said that.
April 21, 2010: the oil rig, under contract with bp, exploded with catastrophic results. The blowout and oil spill on the deepwater horizon in the gulf of mexico was caused the gas exploded and the rig was engulfed in flames. On march 23, 2005, 15 people died in an explosion at bp's texas city, bp oil rigs in the gulf, the deepwater horizon rig, which exploded on.