Six years ago today, the bp deepwater horizon oil spill occurred in the us gulf of mexico with devastating effects on the local environment and on public perception of offshore oil and gas drilling. The 2010 bp oil spill, which occurred six years after an ongoing discharge from a taylor energy co platform began in the gulf of mexico (us navy photo by mass communication specialist 2nd. 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.
Bp oil spill on april 20, 2010, british petroleum’s deepwater horizon oil rig in the gulf of mexico exploded, killing 11 workers and wounding 17 – and crippling the macondo well some 5,000 feet below the surface. Restorethegulfgov is the official federal portal for the deepwater bp oil spill response and recovery this site provides the public with information on the response, current operations, news and updates, how to file a claim and obtain other assistance,. Bp said thursday that it expects the pre-tax cost of its 2010 deepwater horizon explosion and oil spill on the gulf coast to total $616 billion the british oil giant said that figure includes a. On april 20, 2010, the bp-operated offshore oil rig deepwater horizon exploded and sank into the gulf of mexico becoming the worst industrial environmental disaster in us history.
In the wake of the 2010 bp oil spill, cleanup crews dumped some 18 million gallons of chemical dispersants into the gulf of mexico the substances were supposed to assist natural oil-eating. The bp oil spill was the environmental disaster of a generation causing damages for years to come thousands of individuals and businesses lost their livelihoods that day beasley allen's expert bp oil spill lawyers have been key agents in securing damages for thousands of people, businesses, states and municipalities. It has now been four years since the deepwater horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 men and leaking an estimated 210 million gallons of crude oil into the gulf of mexico. The deepwater horizon oil spill (also referred to as the bp oil spill/leak, the bp oil disaster, the gulf of mexico oil spill, and the macondo blowout) is an industrial disaster that began on 20 april 2010, in the gulf of mexico on the bp-operated macondo prospect, considered to be the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum.
As bad as it is, the spill released just a fraction of the oil spilled from the blowout at bp’s macondo well in 2010, which sank the deepwater horizon rig, killed 11 people, and resulted in the. Two years ago, bp applied to drill for oil off the australian coast now government letters show that bp praised the welcome boost local economies could receive doing cleanup in an oil spill. The bp oil spill was the most massive oil spill in us history 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. It was five years ago today that an undersea bp oil well exploded in the gulf of mexico 40 miles off the louisiana coastline, killing 11 workers on the deepwater horizon rig and causing one of the.
In the aftermath of the 2010 deepwater horizon disaster, more than 37,000 medical claims were made by coastal residents, first responders and cleanup workers seeking compensation from bp for. A bird covered in oil from the bp deepwater horizon spill struggles to climb on to a boom in barataria bay in the gulf of mexico photograph: gerald herbert/ap explosion and fire on the bp. The april 2010 deepwater horizon (dwh) oil spill in the gulf of mexico resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in us history the department of the interior is playing a major role in many restoration efforts two of our largest endeavors are the deepwater horizon natural resource damage assessment (dwh nrda) and restore act implementation the dwh nrda, conducted by the trustee council. Bp cries foul in massive oil spill settlement is bp backpedaling on a settlement with oil spill victims, or are some gulf coast businesses exploiting bp to the tune of more than $500 million.
Bp oil spill bp deep-water horizon oil spill public relations bp deep-water horizon oil spill: executive summary the deepwater horizon oil spill or the bp oil spill was a disaster in the gulf of mexico that took place in the macondo prospect. Five years after the oil spill in the gulf of mexico, here's what we do and don't know five years after the oil spill in the gulf of mexico, here's what we do and don't know. If you or your business were harmed by the deepwater horizon oil spill, you may be able to get payments and other benefits from two separate legal settlements with bp. The largest oil spill in us history was even bigger than previously thought, at least in terms of the amount of coastline that was oiled, scientists report in a new study the findings shed new.