Friday, June 18, 2010

Envisioning the Gulf Oil Spill

Here's one way of envisioning the extent of the oil leak in the Gulf: what oil has spilled so far is enough to fuel all the cars in Buffalo, NY for a year.

Or Topeka, KS; Pasadena, CA: Reno, NV; or any of several other cities with 100,000-120,000 cars.

Here's a Web site by a professor at the University of Delaware where you can get an update.

On the other hand, a spill of 60,000 bbl/day represents only about 0.3% of U.S. oil use.

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