In Perspective: Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster

June 1, 2010

See how the oil spill in the gulf would look over your hometown. Here it is imposed over London Ontario.

via In Perspective: Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster.


3 Responses to “In Perspective: Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster”

  1. […] h/t to CartoonLife […]


  2. Mary Ann Says:

    So terribly vast.


  3. dougrogers Says:

    Barry Briggs at Ox Herding:

    “If I reduced my annual consumption of crude oil by 1%, it would save 10 gallons of crude per year (math below).

    Doesn’t sound like much, does it?

    But what if everyone in the United States reduced their consumption of crude oil by 1%? That would reduce the annual consumption of crude by nearly 3 billiion gallons, or 71,167,700 barrels.

    The Deepwater Horizon rig is leaking about 20,000 barrels of oil per day, or 7,300,000 barrels a year, if it continues unabated at current high-end USGS estimate. (Such wells can produce 20,000 barrels per day under ordinary production conditions.)

    Thus, if each person reduced crude oil consumption by 1%, it might eliminate the annual need for 10 Deepwater Horizon rigs.”


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