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Gulf Oil Spill, April 2010

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the BP oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the Macondo blowout) began on 20 April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-owned Transocean-operated Macondo Prospect. Following

Federal Government

Most of these are additional sites not already mentioned on the Home page of this guide.

Restore the Gulf
"The official federal portal for the Deepwater BP oil spill response and recovery. This site provides the public with information on the response, current operations, news and updates, how to file a claim and obtain other assistance, and links to federal, state and local partners"

Macondo: the Gulf Oil Disaster, Chief Counsel's Report 2011
STROZIER, Documents General Collection Ground Floor--PR 44.8:D 36/M 23

Hurricanes and Oil Will Mix: Managing Risk Now UCAR Office of Government Affairs, Hill Briefing, June 30, 2010

Energy & Commerce's Committee Investigation of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill

Deepwater BP Oil Spill
White House

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Selected Issues for Congress, Congressional Research Service, Curry L. Hagerty, Coordinator Specialist in Energy and Natural Resources Policy, and Jonathan L. Ramseur, Coordinator Specialist in Environmental Policy, May 27, 2010.

U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Prospects and Processes Congressional Research Service, April 26, 2010.

Oil Spills in U.S. Coastal Waters: Background, Governance, and Issues for Congress, Congressional Research Service, Jonathan L. Ramseur, Specialist in Environmental Policy, April 30, 2010
Contains many charts and graphs and reviews oil spill history and trends  in the United States, the legal authorities governing oil spill prevention, response, cleanup and future threats.

2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Gulf of Mexico Fact Sheet
U.S. Energy Information Administration, May 11, 2010

Deepwater Environmental Information Minerals Management Service

U.S. Department of Energy- Data from Deepwater Horizon

Energy Security, Oil Security Resources
U.S. Energy Information Administration

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Update
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Spills- Statistics & Summaries 1996-2009
Offshore Energy & Minerals Management

Deepwater Horizon Response
Department of Energy

Keeping Workers Safe during Oil Response and Cleanup Operations

Oil and Gas Industry Fatal and Nonfatal Occupational Injuries
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Gulf of Mexico Region, Environmental Studies Program Deepwater Environment Information, MMS

Oil Spill Publications Information on this page on oil spills, from NOAA, Deepwater Horizon/ BP Oil Spill Response

Includes the Study of Deepwater Current in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico

Texas Press Release, May 13, 2010 (Texas General Land Office)

On Scene Coordinator Report Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, submitted to the National Response Team, September, 2011

Selected Government Reports

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has many publications relating to oil spills on their website. Below are several selected reports.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Preliminary Assessment of Federal Financial Risks and Cost Reimbursement and Notification Policies and Procedures November 12, 2010

Cost of Major Spills May Impact Viability of Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, June 16, 2010.

Maritime Transportation: Major Oil Spills Occur Infrequently, but Risks Remain, December 18, 2007.

Maritime Transportation: Major Oil Spills Occur Infrequently, but Risks to the Federal Oil Spill Fund Remain, September 7, 2007.

Oil and Gas Leasing: Interior Could Do More to Encourage Diligent Development, October 3, 2008.

Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling, Report to the President, January, 2011.

Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling, Recommendations, January, 2011.

The oil spill problem; first report of the President's Panel on Oil Spills. 1969.
STROZIER, Documents Ground Floor-- PrEx8.2: Oi5

Offshore mineral resources : a challenge and an opportunity. (Second report of the President's Panel on Oil Spills) 1969.
STROZIER, Documents Ground Floor--PrEx8.2: M66

Accidents connected with federal oil and gas operations on the Gulf of Mexico outer continental shelf, 
STROZIER, Documents Ground Floor--Microfiche, I72.12/3:AC2/ v.1-2.

Oil-Spill Risk Analysis: Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lease Sales, Central Planning Area and Western Planning Area, 2007-2012, and Gulfwide OCS Program, 2007-2046 (OCS Report MMS 2007-040)

The Library has other Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) reports in the Documents Collection of Strozier Library. Many of these can be located in our online catalog.

Reorganization of the Minerals Management Service in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Henry B. Hogue, Analyst in American National Government, November 10, 2010(CRS report)


Spill Response Task Force, Final Report, February 1, 1990
p. 1-5, p. 6-15, p. 16-25, p. 26-35, p. 36-44.

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