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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OIL?

Current best estimates of what happened to


the 4.9 million barrels of oil that spilled into
the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s Macondo well:
17% 5% 3% 8% 16%
Recovered Burned Skimmed Chemically Naturally
directly from dispersed dispersed
wellhead

25% 26%
Evaporated Still in
or dissolved Total for Unified water or
Command Response on shore
operations: 33%

Source: National Incident Command JAY CARR : C H R O N I C L E