posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 02:30 PM
Originally posted by ickylevel
Originally posted by princeofpeace
I'd love to panic, but the oil deposit they are drilling into doesnt even contain enough oil to kill off the gulf, much less the Atlantic. Not sure
where this is coming from.
It's the "size of everest" (quote from BP in 2009 I think).
Please locate this quote where they said it was Mount Everest sized.
If the Mount Everest size estimate is valid, and we can’t stop it...
well I'll save that reply for when we have proof of volume.
The volume of Mt Everest is approximately 2413 cubic kilometers.
1 cubic kilometer = 6.28981077 × 109 oil barrels
That is 62,898,000,000 oil barrels.
Mt Everest is 2413 so total barrels would be……
(Yes folks that is 151 trillion barrels.)
Or in gallons … 6,374,460,708,000,000 (indeed quadrillions)
But hey it would only has a value of $74 per barrel
or roughly $11.2 quadrillion dollars.
So why would they consider or even care about closing it EVER!?
The environmental cleaning service industry will boom when it makes land fall. We'd be lucky if the motion of the ocean scrubs 50% before landfall.
That will still leave a massive on land disaster.