What caused the Gulf Coast oil spill?

The oil spill began with an explosion on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon, which occurred on April 20, 2010. On April 22, there was a second explosion that caused the rig to sink and additionally damaged the pipeline, causing a massive oil spill. Researchers believe that the first explosion occurred when a bubble of methane gas suddenly rose up the pipe, damaging it and eventually catching on fire. The exact cause of the explosion is still being investigated.

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