Deepwater Horizon Flaring Operation

Gas from the damaged Deepwater Horizon wellhead is burned by the drillship Discoverer Enterprise May 16, in a process known as flaring. Gas and oil from the wellhead are being brought to the surface via a tube that was placed inside the damaged pipe. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley)

U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area

Photo by Patrick Kelley

Date: 05.16.2010

Location: At Sea

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Taken on May 16, 2010