Oil Spills By: Zora and Kate
Gulf of Mexico • This BP oil spill is also called Deepwater Horizon oil spill. • It was “the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry”, and is also continuing to effect the world today. • People are starting to mine for oil again and experts say it may soon reach the levels it was before. • However, during the time 11 people died and 17 got injured.
Amoco Cadiz • On March 16 1978, the Amoco Cadiz spill happened because of a failure of steering • The whole shipment, 1,619,048 barrels of oil, spilled into the sea. • 100,000 tons were collected from the sea.
Jupiter • September 16, 1990, the tank : Jupiter was loading gasoline at a industry on the Saginaw River. A fire started on board and it exploded.
Megaborg • The Megaborg released its cargo 5.1 million gallons of oil because of a fire in Texas on June 9th, 1990.
Ixtoc I • The well, Ixtoc I, blew up on June 3, 1979 in the Bay of Campeche off Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico. • The well was controlled again March, 1980, and about 140 million gallons of oil had spilled. The Ixtoc I spill is now the second largest oil spill ever.
Arabian Gulf • In the 1991 Gulf War, oil terminals were destroyed and about 8 million barrels of oil spilled into the sea.
Barge Bouchard 155 • August 10 1993, three ships crashed and Tampa Bay, Florida and about 336,000 gallons of oil spilled.
Barge Cibro Savannah • The Cibro Savannah exploded and caught on fire in March 1990. Nobody knows how much oil was released into the sea.
Summary Oil spills have a negative effect on everything, including animals. That is why we should be careful and support everyone when they occur.