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95,000 BARRELS of oil per day???

Is the statistic correct that the leak in the atlantic is putting out 95,000 BARRELS of oil per day??? That's like 95,000 55-gallon drums?? PER DAY? This is totally insane!
Is the statistic correct that the leak in the atlantic is putting out 95,000 BARRELS of oil per day??? That's like 95,000 55-gallon drums?? PER DAY? This is totally insane!

Since one drop of oil contaminates 1000 liters of water, this is the most criminal thing that has ever been perpetrated upon our environment.

I think we should stuff the leaking pipe with BP executives.

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Drilling in the artic by BP 21.May.2010 10:35

Delinquent

Anyone heard anything about BP getting permission to begin drilling in the artic. It Looks like they were able to jump through some hoops again to speed up the process and avoid safety regulations once again.... Wonder why this didnt make main stream media news????

"55 gal." - just to be clear, it's 42. 22.May.2010 19:21

guy smiley

" That's like 95,000 55-gallon drums?? "

Actually, no. in the oil business (and the estimates you see in the news), a 'barrel' unit of measure refers to the 42 US gallon equivalent.

so a barrel = 42 gallons here.


apparently the estimate ranges 24.May.2010 02:02

envie

between 5000 barrels per day and 120,000. But don't get that confused with gallons:

"As crews used robotic submarines to position equipment to inject heavy drilling fluids into the well and then seal it with cement, the amount of oil being suctioned up by a mile-long insertion tube slowed to 1,360 barrels a day from the previous average of about 2,100.

"It really depends largely on the mix between oil and gas," BP spokesman Graham MacEwan told AFP. "It's not a constant flow so it will fluctuate over time."

And while a fleet of skimmers did its best to contain the huge slick which has spread across the Gulf and begun to creep towards Florida, oil washed past protective booms, sullying 66 miles (106 km) of Louisiana's coastline.

Just how much oil is still gushing from the rig's wreckage has also been a major point of contention, with BP initially putting the figure at 5,000 barrels, or 210,000 gallons (794,934 l.), a day.

Independent experts have estimated that the flow from the two leaks could be as high as 120,000 barrels per day.

Even at the lowest estimates, more than six million gallons of crude have entered Gulf waters."

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