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. Get the latest news and updates on the gulf of mexico bp deepwater horizon oil rig explosion, fire, oil spill and cleanup find pictures and videos and comment on the news at nolacom. 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. Bp announced on july 2, 2015 that it has reached an agreement in principle with the united states and the five gulf states to settle the civil claims against the company arising out of the deepwater horizon oil spill tragedy bp has announced the value of the settlement to be approximately $187 billion. Bp makes $105 billion shale deal, its biggest since deepwater horizon the agreement to buy a vast portfolio of bhp billiton's oil and gas portfolio is a signal the company's management.
A long-awaited bp report lists eight reasons for the accident that caused its catastrophic deepwater horizon oil spill. But the 184 million gallons of corexit that bp applied during the cleanup also served a public-relations purpose: they made the oil spill all but disappear, at least from tv screens. The 2010 oil spill was the worst in us history, and bp has set aside $43bn (£26bn) to cover fines, legal settlements, and clean-up costs. At bp, you'll enjoy an inclusive work environment and the career development opportunities only a global company can offer.
The public relations strategy for dealing with a disaster such as the gulf of mexico spill, now officially the worst in us history, was always going to be about damage limitation. Five years ago, bp's out-of-control oil well deep in the gulf of mexico exploded eleven workers were killed on the deepwater horizon rig but it was more than a deadly accident — the blast. Bp is one of the world's leading integrated oil and gas companies we provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. Bp to take $17 billion charge over deepwater horizon spill image a controlled burn of spilled oil that was conducted after the deepwater horizon oil rig explosion in 2010 in the gulf of mexico.
The british petroleum oil spill made history on april 20, 2010 an explosion on the drilling platform caused the oil rig to begin sinking and as the oil rig sunk, millions of gallons of oil began dissipating into the gulf of mexico with no way to try and stop it. 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 miles of coastline have been affected, including the coasts of texas, louisiana, mississippi, alabama, and florida. Bp oil spill news and opinion deepwater horizon is painful to sit through as it is a miracle that anyone survived this horror kurt russell and mark wahlberg carry this film, but of course it is. In addition to large oil spills such as this, non-point sources of pollution continue to threaten our ocean ecosystem these sources can be as significant as the deepwater horizon/bp spill and are more directly linked to individual behaviors. 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.
Bp plc (formerly the british petroleum company plc and bp amoco plc) is a british multinational oil and gas company headquartered in london, england it is one of the world's seven oil and gas supermajors ,  whose performance in 2012 made it the world's sixth-largest oil and gas company, the sixth-largest energy company by market. Bp's plan to contain oil spill in great australian bight labelled 'flimsy' wilderness society says plan gives no clear indication where company would source equipment and people needed to contain. Bp shares rallied more than 8 per cent today as the news helped remove some of the uncertainty hanging over the stock following the oil rig disaster in the gulf of mexico. 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.
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. Deepwater horizon - bp gulf of mexico oil spill 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. 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 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.