History's 10 worst oil disasters

POSTED: 09:17 AM PDT Apr 12, 2012    UPDATED: 07:40 AM PDT Jul 02, 2015 

BP has reached a historic agreement with five Gulf States to settle the claims made against the company from a massive oil spill in 2010. Take a look back at history's worst oil disasters.

Amoco Cadiz oil spill 1978
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9. Amoco Cadiz (69 million gallons) -- On March 16, 1978, the Amoco Cadiz supertanker wrecked off the coast of Portsall, France. Ultimately, 240 miles of France’s Brittany coast suffered oil damage.


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