The BP Oil Spill And Deepwater Horizon Explosion: Two Years Later

This past Friday, April 20th wasn't just a day to sit around, pluck an out-of-tune guitar and get stoned. It also marked the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and the beginning of the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. One of the worst spills in U.S. history, its impacts are still… » 4/23/12 10:00am 4/23/12 10:00am

This Could Be The Unconscious Pilot Who Crashed Into The Gulf of Mexico

According to reports, the unconscious pilot who crashed into the the Gulf of Mexico earlier today was Dr. Peter Hertzak, 65, an OB-GYN and plastic surgeon from Slidell, Louisiana. The Coast Guard watched the plane sink, so it's all but certain that the pilot died. » 4/19/12 4:45pm 4/19/12 4:45pm

Mariner Energy Oil Rig Explosion: First Photo

Here's one of the first photos of the Mariner Energy oil rig explosion from earlier today, showing the rig burning in the distance. No one was killed, but authorities report seeing a one-mile long oil sheen near the site. [CultureMap] » 9/02/10 3:30pm 9/02/10 3:30pm

VIDEO: Oil Skimmer Worker Rescued After Six Hours In Gulf

A 49-year-old oil cleanup worker went overboard from a oil skimmer at around 3:00 AM Tuesday morning near the site of the BP oil spill. He was located around 9:00 AM and picked up by the Coast Guard, alive but dehydrated and exhausted. Here's the video of the rescue. » 7/07/10 10:20am 7/07/10 10:20am

It's Raining Oil In Louisiana?

Louisiana residents 45 miles off the Gulf of Mexico claim to have videotaped an oily substance raining down. Worst case scenario? It's petroleum mixed with Corexit, the cancer-causing dispersant BP's spraying on its oil slick. Best case scenario? Dirty roads. » 6/23/10 2:20pm 6/23/10 2:20pm

This Is What Happens When BP Spills Coffee

Watch it. Laugh at it. Marvel at how quickly things get out of hand. Oh, company formerly known as British Petroleum Upright Citizens Brigade, you be some silly, silly people. » 6/11/10 8:30am 6/11/10 8:30am

Will BP's "Top Kill" Process Work?

BP's "top kill" plan for fixing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill involves enormous ships, a mile of undersea piping, and a 30,000-hp mud pump. How does it work? Let's find out. UPDATE: Live footage of the process! » 5/26/10 3:00pm 5/26/10 3:00pm

Your Oil Spill Is Still Growing, America

This map shows the distribution of oil rigs and pipelines as compared to the growth of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Red dots are drilling platforms, black lines are pipelines. Anyone else a little freaked out? [ESRI via Infrastructurist] » 5/14/10 2:30pm 5/14/10 2:30pm

The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Is Now The Size Of Jamaica

New reports claim the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is five times worse than once thought. It's currently leaking around 5,000 barrels of oil into the ocean per day. Isn't environmental damage fun? [O&G via Infrastructurist] » 5/03/10 4:00pm 5/03/10 4:00pm

Imagine This 600-Square-Mile Oil Slick... On Fire

Last week's rig explosion caused this 600-square-mile oil leak off the shore of Louisiana. Now the slick's a major threat to the rest of the Gulf of Mexico, forcing the Coast Guard to begin setting it on fire. Here's how. » 4/29/10 12:45pm 4/29/10 12:45pm

Fiery Oil Rig Sinks Into Gulf Of Mexico

This oil rig burning off the Louisiana coast sunk into the Gulf Of Mexico moments ago, hampering the search for 11 workers still missing. An explosion Tuesday night started the fire, sprouting a giant fireball and injuring 17 workers. » 4/22/10 2:30pm 4/22/10 2:30pm