It was the catastrophe that seemed to crush a way of life, an oil rig exploding in the darkness and plunging the Gulf Coast and its people into months of chaos. Full story
Last year on April 20, BP's deepwater Macondo well ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and spilling more than 4 million barrels (168 million gallons/636 million liters) of crude oil into the sea. It took three months for the company to plug the well an Full story
The drilling company announced that executives will give $250,000 of their "safety" bonuses to families of the victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Eleven people were killed in the incident. NBC's Brian Williams reports.
Rachel Maddow follows up on an exclusive TRMS Investigates report on the flaws inherent in the oil rig blowout peventers like the one that failed in the Deepwater Horizon.
Oil industry expert Bob Cavnar talks about the conflicting reports of an oil sheen in the Gulf waters as a result of another oil rig explosion.
An offshore oil platform exploded and caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday, just west of where the Deepwater Horizon exploded in April. NBC's Anne Thompson reports.
NBC News' Anne Thompson reports 13 people are safe after an explosion and fire at an oil platform in the Gulf Of Mexico, which has reportedly created an oily sheen on the water.
DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL - APRIL 18: People fish with an oil rig in the background April 18, 2011 in Dauphin Island, Alabama. Dauphin Island's beaches were impacted by oil from the BP oil spill. April 20th marks the one-year anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
This image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon Wednesday April 21, 2010. The Coast Guard by sea and air planned to search overnight for 11 workers missing since a thunderous explosion rocked an oil dri