Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gulf Oil Still Spilling


So they can't figure out how to stop the oil from spilling so at this point about 5,000 barrels(?) are spilling into the ocean, and it is likely to hit shore sometime tomorrow.

Looks like there are about 42 gallons/barrel so that's 200,000 gallons a day. I wonder if they are saying how many barrels because people don't really know how big is a barrel so 5,000 barrels doesn't seem like a lot.

There will soon be amazing PR images of the damage, but environmentalists and scientists will need to use them well to build a solid case against offshore drilling.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

barrels is the volume measurement used in the industry.

1 ft^3 = .1781 bbl