David Anthony Kearns with video contributions by Stanley S. Morton, III

BP Oil spill in Gallons

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How close are we to filling Giant Stadium with oil?

Giant's stadium 64.5 million cubic feet.

One cubic foot is equal to 7.48 gallons.

That being the case, since about 29 gallons per second have been escaping the hole since the blast.

29 X (60 seconds/min)X(60Min/hr)X(24hrs/day)X(71days)= 148,248,000 gallons

By the way, this is equivalent to 13.7 Exxon Valdez spills, as of today!

Now where were we? Ah yes. 148,248,000 gallonsX(1cubic foot/7.48 gallons)=1,981,925 cubic feet.

Therefore 1,981,925cubic feetX( 1 Giant Stadium/64,500,000 cubic feet)=.031 or 3 percent.

That means we are making a good start! We have seen the spill of 3 percent of the volume necessary to fill up Giant Stadium.

Keep up the Good Work BP. At this rate in just six short years, you will have spilled a volume equivalent to the bowl of Giant Stadium.

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