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Deepwater oil spill estimates PER DAYbarrels tonnesgallonslitrestotal spill to date (barrels)total spill to date (gallons)total spill to date (cars)sourcelink
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1 x 42 barrel of oil =19 gallons of petrol = 1 average car fuel tank
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25th April1,00013634,953158,90094,0003,948,00094,000US Coast Guardhttp://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64A6PT20100511
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29th April5,000682174,765794,500470,00019,740,000470,000US Coast Guardhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/7653324/Oil-slick-threatens-eco-disaster.html
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30th April25,0003,411873,8273,972,5002,350,00098,700,0002,350,000Oceanographershttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703871904575216382160623498.html
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looking60,0008,1862,097,1869,534,0005,640,000236,880,0005,640,000BP - worst case estimatehttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/14/us/14oil.html?hp
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14th May70,0009,5502,446,71711,123,0006,580,000276,360,0006,580,000Purdue Universityhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/may/13/bp-oil-spill-ocean-footage
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27th May48,5006,6171,695,2257,706,6504,559,000191,478,0004,559,000"Waverely Average", Purdue Universityhttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/05/01/us/20100501-oil-spill-tracker.html?ref=earth
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OFFICIAL ESTIMATES
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27th May19,0002,592664,1093,019,1001,786,00075,012,0001,786,000Minimum, US Geological Surveyhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/may/27/bp-oil-spill-top-kill
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27th May25,0003,411873,8273,972,5002,350,00098,700,0002,350,000Maximum, US Geological Surveyhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/may/27/bp-oil-spill-top-kill
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AVERAGE DEEP WATER PER DAY SPILLAGE22,0003,001768,9683,495,8002,068,00086,856,0002,068,000Average, US Geological Surveyhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/may/27/bp-oil-spill-top-kill
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date of deep water oil spill20/04/2010
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end of spill23/07/2010
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number of days of oil spill94
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estimated total capacity of Deepwater oil well50,000,0002,100,000,00050,000,000BPhttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/14/us/14oil.html?hp
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