History's 10 worst oil disasters

Posted: 0:17 PM EDT Apr 12, 2012   Updated: 10:40 AM EDT 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.

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Take a look back at history's worst oil disasters, as compiled by CNBC.

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