History's 10 worst oil disasters

Published On: Apr 12 2012 11:17:07 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 20 2015 11:32:36 AM CDT

On the five-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, take a look back at history's worst oil disasters.

Ixtoc oil spill 1979
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3. Ixtoc (140 million gallons) -- The exploratory oil well Ixtoc I exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on June 3, 1979, spewing 140 million gallons of oil into the open sea.

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