Title

Report on the IXTOC I Oil Spill

Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date

3-10-1980

Keywords

IXTOC, Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico

Abstract

TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS REPORT ON THE IXTOC I OIL SPILL BENNIE BOCK II CHAIRMAN MARCH 10, 1980

On March 24, 1980, the nine month long struggle to cap the IXTOC I oil well came to an end. Mexican officials announced that the well was successfully capped. It is estimated that more than 130 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico since June 13, 1979 making this spill the largest ever recorded.

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The report may also be downloaded from Texas House of Representatives, Committee on Environmental Affairs website. Report on the IXTOC I Oil Spill

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Report on the IXTOC I Oil Spill, Texas House of Representatives: Committee on Environmental Affairs, 183 p.

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