Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Eyes of the Spill: The Deepwater Horizon Disaster in Photos

It’s been two years since the explosion that marked the beginning of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident at a BP oil rig took 11 lives, and the oil spill afterwards leaked over two hundred million gallons of oil. It was the largest ocean oil spill in history.

In the slideshow above, you can see photos of the spill. And for a look at some of the lessons learned, read our earlier piece, The BP Blowout, 2 Years Later.


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