On 20th April 2010 an explosion sank the Deepwater Horizon platform and caused oil to flow into the Gulf. On 15th July a temporary seal was completed, followed by the fitting of the permanent cap on 19th September. Eleven people died in the disaster and 3.2 million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf. This research shows how difficult it is to remain calm and rational when share prices are moving dramatically, and the level of noise is deafening.
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