Monday, May 3, 2010

Updated Oil Spill Counter: Gulf Oil Disaster is spilling 1,092,000 gallons/day

This is update on our revised estimate of the total amount of oil spilled from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Our original calculation was based on the approach used by SkyTruth, which is explained below.

A more accurate assessment of recent satellite images reveals that the volume and therefore the rate of the spill must be much higher than previously predicted. The current estimate is 26,000 barrels (1,092,000 gallons) per day.

Read how Dr. Ian MacDonald and SkyTruth made this calculation here.

Here's a summary of our prior estimate.


Anonymous said...

check out this podcast...talks about some of the worst case scenarios of the spill, and how this is big oil's Chernobyl moment. Scary stuff

planetsurfer said...

Heres a page that shows in realtime the amount of Oil has gone into the Gulf of Mexico based on the estimate of 5000 gallons per day.

Anonymous said...

Another very interesting site

about the Oil Spill

dining tables said...

They have been updating everyday about how much oil spilled yet they haven't done something so serious for this.