- Posted May 26, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Track the oil disaster
432,000 Barrels per day
Im not an engineer. I'm a banker. As I sit and watch the live feed of these multiple oil geysers underwater, I try a little experiment. For one second ONLY I watch the amount that shoots out on that live cam. That one second seems that on a very conservative guess because I'm only looking at one of the leaks and not all of them could easily be around 5 barrels of oil shot into the water. Well do the math folks. there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour and 24 rours in a day. 60 x 60 x 24 x 5 barrels equals 432,000 barrels a day. Conservatively! What does everyone else think???????? That means 432,000 x 37 days equals 15,984,000 barrells spilled TOTAL. Oh yeah - then since everyone loves to talk in gallons, then we are looking at 671,328,000 GALLONS SPILLED TO DATE. Alaska spill was only 11,000,000.