Latest Dispersant Stories
The 2010 blowout of the Macondo well in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico resulted in the region's largest oil spill in U.S. history.
A new study reveals that the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean up the 2010 BP oil spill was 52 times more toxic than the oil alone.
Both the oil and gas industry (BP in particular) as well as the whole Gulf region could use some good news. That good news came in an article published by Associate Professor John Kessler of The University of Rochester’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and his co-author Megran Du, a graduate research assistant at Texas A&M’s Department of Oceanography.
Two years ago this week, oil began streaming from the seafloor into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform.
Inadequate knowledge about the effects of deepwater oil well blowouts such as the Deepwater Horizon event of 2010 threatens scientists' ability to help manage and assess comparable events in future.
Rice University scientists have created a nano-infused oil that could greatly enhance the ability of devices as large as electrical transformers and as small as microelectronic components to shed excess heat.
Many questions remain about the fate and environmental impact of the marine oil caused by the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform.
- a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.