The Oil’s Story, From Wellhead to Beach

GreenWire: The oil was lucky to last as long as it did. As it began to rush out of the Deepwater Horizon's bent pipes and busted caps 5,000 feet beneath the sea's surface, the oil and gas unleashed last year by BP PLC's Macondo well discovered a dangerous, exotic environment. The Gulf of Mexico was full of reactive chemicals, voracious wildlife and splitting pressure. Dangers lurked at every corner. The oil faced an epic journey after its millennial rest beneath the sea. Some would remain hidden, trapped......

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