How big is the oil spill?

A engineering professor’s estimate of the Gulf oil spill leak compared to the one used by BP/federal goverment, in barrels per day: BP/federal estimate
NOTE: One barrel equals 42 gallons

5,000
Prof. Wereley estimate

95,000

76,000 104,000 Low and high range of Wereley estimate Professor Wereley says 70,000 barrels per day from one leak, 25,000 from the other
© 2010 MCT Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau Graphic: Lee Hulteng, Judy Treible

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