The extent of offshore drilling for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico is nothing short of staggering. According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there are more than 3,000 active wells in the federally-regulated waters of the western and central Gulf. NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard has been sent to investigate after two people were killed Sunday morning during a routine test on a Shell oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, officials said. A damaged oil platform has been spouting thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for almost 15 years. A damaged oil platform has been spouting thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf — -- An explosion and ensuing fire on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico today left four dead and injured 45 others, according to the Pemex oil company.. Pemex, a Mexican state-run oil company The accident comes just a day after BP agreed to pay a $4.5 billion settlement with the government for deception and failed oversight relating to the 2010 rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that 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.
For the subsequent oil spill, see Deepwater Horizon oil spill. For other related articles, see Deepwater Horizon (disambiguation). Oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico
On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon/BP MC252 drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and caused the rig to sink. 3 Jun 2010 Millions of gallons (liters) of oil have poured into the Gulf of Mexico since an April 20 blast on the Deepwater Horizon rig triggered a huge spill, The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was one of the worst environmental disasters in history—and the impacts are still being felt. One could plausibly expect that 1 Jun 2010 Millions of gallons of oil had poured into the Gulf beginning with an explosion on April 20 of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 workers
NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard has been sent to investigate after two people were killed Sunday morning during a routine test on a Shell oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, officials said.
17 Oct 2017 The spill from the Delta House facility has leaked up to 9350 barrels of oil.