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Originally posted by DarkSecret
if we add up these costs it may come close to the price of solar panels and other so-called green energy devices. problem is... we still need oil to build them and ship them where they're needed. so in the long run unless we manage to get our hands on fusion reactors or even ZPEs, we're doomed as a civilization to go back to the horse and buggy...
Originally posted by Elzon
5000 barrels a day times 42 gallons = 210,000 gallons
Originally posted by warpcrafter
reply to post by unityemissions
So, in your esteemed opinion, just killing some of the oceans is okay? How much as you comfortable with? Why don't you tell that to all of the fishermen who are out of work? It's sickening how many people here are trying to make out that this is a total non-issue.
Originally posted by 12voltz
Anyone who uses oil is to blame for this .If you drive,consume ,buy,travel,eat,etc ,YOU are to blame .Go and live in a cave until the last drop is gone and then you can come out and start again.Not possible?What a mess we have created, not only this spill but the Whole friggen planet.
Originally posted by kingofmd
Does anyone else wonder how the oil has been able to maintain such a high pressure for "millions and millions" of years, beings that rock is porous?
Originally posted by spurge
They drilled 30,000ft into the crust ? Is this real? Can they actually drill this deep?
That's almost 6 miles.
I'm also wondering what's going to fill this massive void.
Originally posted by unityemissions
reply to post by hawkiye
Woa there, buddy.
If it takes 1 quart of oil to turn 250,000 gallons of water into toxic uninhabitable waste, then it would take over 343 trillion gallons of oil to pollute the whole oceans.
There are 343,423,668,428,484,681,262 gallons of water in the oceans.
4 quarts in a gallon. So a gallon of oil would produce 1,000,000 gallons of uninhabitable waste.
This means we just take off six zeros to figure how many gallons of oil it would take.
sextillion > quadrillion > trillion.
343 trillion gallons of oil would need to spill to make all the oceans toxic.
I think we're in the clear here.