Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Burn

Oil burns during a controlled fire on May 6, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard oversaw oil burns after the sinking, and subsequent massive oil leak, from the Deepwater Horizon oil platform off the coast of Louisiana. Learn more about the spill's environmental impact in our Gulf Oil Spill section.


Justin E. Stumberg/U.S. Navy