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Posted on May 20, 2010 by bp complaints

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred as BP oil spill,[5] Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and Macondo blowout) is a massive ongoing oil spill and oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico that started on April 20, 2010. The spill followed a blowout that caused an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig, which then sank off the coast of Louisiana.[2] Eleven rig workers are missing and presumed dead; the explosion also injured 17 others.[6] The oil spill covers a surface area of at least 2500 square miles (6500 km2) according to estimates reported on May 3, 2010 by CNBC.[3] The oil spill, originating from a deepwater oil well 5000 feet (1500 m) below sea level, is discharging an estimated 525 thousand barrels (210,0001,100000 US gallons; 790,0004,000000 litres) of crude oil daily.[7] The spill is expected to eclipse the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill as the worst US oil disaster in history.[8] Experts fear that it will result in an environmental disaster as the oil from the well site reaches the Gulf coast, damaging the Gulf of Mexico fishing industry, tourism industry, and habitat of hundreds of bird species.[9][10] Crews are working to block off bays and estuaries, using anchored barriers, floating booms, and sand-filled barricades along shorelines. BP was principal developer of the “Macondo Prospect” oil field and leased the drilling rig from Transocean Ltd.[11] The US Government has named BP as the responsible party in the incident and will hold the company
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Dramatic close up video of the fire on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon located in the Gulf of Mexico and operated by British Patrolium (BP). Eleven missing oil rig crew members are now presumed dead, and the search was called off.

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