History: Oil In The Gulf

A big topic of discussion has been what will happen with the oil in the the Gulf of Mexico if a hurricane or tropical storm goes over it.  There has been a lot of speculation on TV, but not a lot of perspective on history.  On June 3, 1979, a Pemex oil rig exploded and spewed oil for nearly 10 months with the oil reaching southeast Texas.  Three different tropical systems moved over the oil.  What happened?  Click on the image for the history of oil in the Gulf.   


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