Oil spill by the numbers

29 million 10.8 million
Gallons (41 million liters) spilled by Exxon Valdez in 1989

Upper estimate of gallons (110 million liters) spilled into Gulf to date

Upper estimate of gallons (908 million liters) spilled in Persian Gulf War

240 million

20,000
People deployed

Gallons (3.2 million liters) of dispersant*

850,000

Feet (944,880 m) of boom** deployed

3.1 million

1,300
Active vessels

*Surface and sub-sea **Containment and absorbent

11.5 million
Gallons (43.5 million liters) of oily water recovered

22%
Proportion of federal waters in the Gulf closed to fishing

33
Suspended deepwater exploratory wells in the Gulf

© 2010 MCT Source: Oil Spill Intelligence Report, Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Command Graphic: Julie Sheer, Raoul Ranoa, Los Angeles Times