Depressing: Oil Spilled To Date Could Power 38,000 Cars For a Year
As of today, Wednesday, June 9, the oil spewing from the Deepwater Horizon well could have powered 38,000 cars, 3,400...
As of today, Wednesday, June 9, the oil spewing from the Deepwater Horizon well could have powered 38,000 cars, 3,400 trucks and 1,800 ships for a full year, according to University of Delaware professor James J. Corbett.
Corbett, a marine policy professor, has a Web site that calculates the spilled oil’s lost potential on a daily basis. He uses an estimate of 19,000 barrels a day, the most recent government guess. He says he created the site to put the spill in perspective that petroleum users can easily understand.
Meanwhile, Science Magazine estimates $1 million in oil is being spilled each day.
And that’s saying nothing of the lingering economic effects.