posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 09:39 AM
The relevant question is, how thick is that oil? To cover one square mile of land with one inch of oil, it takes 17.4 million gallons. For a
country the size of El-Salvador, this means you would need over 140 billion gallons of oil...and note that the website author quotes 39 million.
Even at 390 million gallons of oil, which is probably closer to reality than 39, you could cover El Salvador to a depth of less than 3/1000ths of an
Understand, I'm not trying to minimize the impact of this oil spill AT ALL. But what I am trying to do is provide some perspective.