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Oil Spill Timeline

April 20, 2010, chaos struck on the Gulf of Mexico as a BP oil rig began to leak millions of gallons of oil into the Ocean; destroying sea life, birds and many local’s livelihood, as well as being declared as a National disaster by Barrack Obama – and now having a severe effect the price of oil throughout the world. We take a look at just what happened since that day, and how BP managed to cap the potential world crisis.

Updated: 10th June 2010 (corrected comparison section)

Oil Slick Timeline

Data sourced from the BBC.

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