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Crisis In The Gulf: The 2010 Oil Spill

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Interactive Map: Tracking The Spill

  • Track The Spill's Progress Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 11:15 AM ET

    An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, ruptured a well head in the Gulf of Mexico, setting in motion one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.

  • Timeline of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    Smoke rises from a controlled burn May 19, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Following is a timeline of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and its impact:

Oil Slideshows

  • 17 Ways To Clean Up The Spill Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 11:42 AM ET
    With the Gulf of Mexico oil spill now the worst in US history, public pressure is growing on BP to contain and remove the ever-spreading slick. There are numerous potential cleanup methods, some that are already being used and others that are...well, rather non-traditional.BP has said it had  on alternate cleanup methods by the end of May and is seriously looking at 700 of them. With estimates of the total spilled so far ranging from around 700,000 barrels to over 2.5 million barrels, it will be

    There are numerous potential cleanup methods, some that are already being used and others that are... well, rather non-traditional.

  • The World's Worst Oil Disasters Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 12:55 PM ET
    In the aftermath of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform, which is now estimated to be leaking 5,000 barrels of crude each day, many fear the worst environmental and economic impact. But how does this spill stack up to the biggest oil disasters in history? To get a sense, CNBC.com reviewed data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and The Mariner Group, oil spill response firm, to get a sense of which oil disasters have been the worst, by volume of oil spilled. To

    How does the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform stack up to the biggest oil disasters in history? Find out!

  • Scenes From Protests Over The BP Oil Spill Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 3:38 PM ET

    Since the massive oil spill in the Gulf in Mexico first hit on April 20, protests against BP have been popping up in front of the company's offices and gas stations all over the country.

  • Scenes From The 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 12:32 PM ET
    In what could potentially be the worst Oil spill in American history, the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform off the coast of Louisiana has produced some dramatic imagery. To help understand the full scope of the disaster, we will be updating this story with new images as the event unfolds. Click ahead for images from the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill.

    The spill that followed the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform off the coast of Louisiana has become the worst oil spill in American history. Click for images.

  • The Dome Project In Pictures Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 1:50 PM ET
    With options for containment running low and the environmental disaster widening to more regions of the Gulf Coast, the next step in containment is the use of a 98-ton, four-story structure to stem the leak. The basic idea of the "Pollution Control Dome" is that it will stop the leak, equalize the pressure and allow for the leaking oil to be pumped to the surface. Although this will do nothing for the oil already leaked, this may substantially cut the spill's environmental impact until other mea

    With options for containment running low and the environmental disaster widening to more regions of the Gulf Coast, the next step is the use of a 98-ton, four-story structure to stem the leak.

  • The World's Biggest Oil Reserves Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:08 PM ET
    Heat rises from stacks at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California.

    With the most recent data from the Energy Information Administration and the CIA World Factbook, here are the countries with the biggest proven oil reserves.

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