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Track Developments in the Gulf Oil Spill


Watch live streaming video from a BP robotic sub at the spill site.
Click play if the video does not start within a few seconds.
Note: The feed may drop without notice. See this BP page for other feeds. 

Selected resources on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Here is a selection of sites with the latest on efforts to contain the spread of crude oil from the collapsed Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico, and in the damage caused by the oil that's reached U.S. shores. Read stories, see photos, graphics and other multimedia related to the catastrophe. Click on the logo to get updated information from that outlet.

Official Deepwater Horizon Unified Command Site  
Coordinated site of the U.S. government, BP and platform owner Transocean, featuring official information and announcements. Locally affected individuals and businesses can report sightings of damage and file claims at the site. Some volunteer coordination is ongoing.

News coverage 

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Environmental             National Geographic icon
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Anticipated spill path 

Other useful information

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See current and archival satellite imagery and official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts for the spill's spread to shorelines.


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Official U.S. updates,
forecasts, images, graphics


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Special spill page 

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Platform owner's page 


The Halliburton company operated the Deepwater Horizon platform along with BP and Transocean. Their online response currently is limited to a transcript of their prepared testimony (PDF file) before the House oversight subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce committee.