posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:28 PM
Ok i'm new here so be nice. This plume is 22 miles long, 6 miles wide and 3300 ft deep (.53 miles).
ap news report
roughly it is 70 cubic miles. That's
means over 70 trillion gallons of oil has leaked out see formula
. Must consider though that
the plume is not just oil but a mix of water and oil. So lets say 10% is oil that would still mean around 7 trillion gallons. What is interesting is
that Wiki also says that global oil consumption is three CMO (Cubic Mile of Oil). Which means that this plume alone is twice as much oil than the
world consumes in one year !!!
Global proved oil reserves are estimated at approximately 1,300 billion barrels (210×10^9 m3). This corresponds to roughly 43 cubic miles, or 43
CMO so we just released anywhere from 16 to 100%+ of our previously known oil reserves into the Gulf of Mexico
Also news reports are or were Spill contained or leak stopped. Well either they forgot to turn off the looped tape or the well is fighting back
So potentially 70 trillion gallons and counting. I'm guessing it is time to head to the shops and buy some fish and crabs, as we wont be buying any
for a very long time. That is of course dependent on the oil not killing us somehow.
[edit on 27-5-2010 by theregonnakillme]