Persian Gulf

By: Emily Meyerhofer

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The Persian Gulf is located in Western Asia, between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. This gulf is important because it contains the majority of all oil.


The Persian Gulf i sone of the world's largest single source of crude oil. Every year this are produces 25% to 28% of the world's oil supply. In 1991, there was an oil spill in this gulf. Ever since then, the area has been a very dangerous region.

Oil Spill

In 1991, there was a devestating oil spill in the Persian Gulf. It caused extensive damage to the wildlife in the gulf, and the surrounding areas. It released anywhere from 42 to 462 gallons of oil.