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Today marks 11 years since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and starting the largest oil spill in Gulf history.

NGA remembers the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon semi-submersible offshore drilling rig which claimed the lives of 11 workers and caused an estimated 210 million gallons of oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico occurring #OTD  in 2010.

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Energy regulators are allowing oil and gas companies to abandon pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico at an increasing rate and with little oversight while failing to monitor the integrity of almost 9,000 miles of active pipelines, a federal audit has found.

"According to GAO, there are more than 18,000 miles (28,968 kilometers) of abandoned, unused pipelines running along the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico alone." - @mollytaft 

The search for survivors from a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico has closed & attention now turns to comforting the loved ones of the 5 known dead and 8 missing, a grim hunt for bodies and a painstaking investigation that could take up to 2 years.

The search for survivors from a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico has closed. Attention now turns to comforting the loved ones of the five known dead and eight missing.

April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon explodes causing the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Coast Guard suspended the search and rescue operation for the eight people still missing from a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico.

The search for survivors from a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico has closed and attention now turns to comforting the loved ones.

The search for survivors from a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico has closed and attention now turns to comforting the loved ones of the five known dead and eight missing.

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A new federal study has found that an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that began 14 years ago has been releasing as much as 4,500 gallons a day, not 3 or 4 gallons a day as the rig owner has claimed

BACK IN THE WATER: Thousands of previously cold-stunned sea turtles are being returned to the Gulf of Mexico after volunteers in Texas rescued them from freezing temperatures amid two historic winter storms.

Crew Dragon will depart the @Space_Station  with @AstroBehnken  and @Astro_Doug  in about 6 hours and splash down off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:41 p.m. EDT on Sunday, August 2. Demo-2 return webcast begins today at ~5:15 p.m. EDT →

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Today is the big day!🌎 @AstroBehnken  and @Astro_Doug  are returning to Earth today and you're invited along for the ride. Tune into to watch the astronauts splash down in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:48pm ET.

In May, President@realDonaldTrump  watched as American astronauts launched into space from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade. This afternoon, @SpaceX  Dragon splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico! 🚀 Congratulations, @AstroBehnken  & @Astro_Doug —and welcome home!

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And the first splashdown for @NASA_Astronauts  since 1975! @AstroBehnken  and @Astro_Doug  parachuted to a landing in the sunny Gulf of Mexico today at 2:48pm ET inside their @SpaceX  #CrewDragon .

LIVE NOW: @AstroBehnken  and @Astro_Doug  are about to wake up for the last leg of their trip home, which will end with them splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:48pm ET (6:48pm UTC). Watch:

Breaking: Former Cy Young winner Roy Halladay dies in plane crash in Gulf of Mexico

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Breaking: Roy Halladay has died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida. He was 40.

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Nearly 400,000 Gallons of Oil Spew Into Gulf of Mexico, Could Be Largest Spill Since Deepwater Horizon.

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