acquired January 20, 2017

Gas Flares in the Gulf



This image of oil rigs and gas flaring in the Gulf of Mexico was captured by the Operational Land Image (OLI) on Landsat 8 on January 20, 2017. The rigs are gathering oil and natural gas from beneath the seafloor of the Bahía de Campeche, which is located along the southern margin of the Gulf of Mexico, just west of the Yucatán Peninsula.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Adam Voiland.