Here is your lesson in pure unadulterated bullshit for the day…
British Petroleum would have you, me and everyone else believe that there is around 5000 barrels of oil spilling from the disaster that was the deep water horizon…
Independent estimates based on the video that BP finally released put the number at somewhere between 50,000 and 70,000 barrels a day…
Who’s right? Let’s run the numbers shall we?
5,000 barrels a day breaks down like this:
5,000 barrels x 42 gallons per barrel = 210,000 gallons per day.
210,000 gallons per day / 24 hours = 8,750 gallons per hour.
8,750 gallons per hour / 60 minutes = 145.8 gallons per minute.
145.8 gallons per minute / 60 seconds = 2.4 gallons per second.
70,000 barrels a day breaks down like this:
70,000 barrels x 42 gallons per barrel = 2,940,000 gallons per day.
2,940,000 gallons per day / 24 hours = 122,500 gallons per hour.
122,500 gallons per hour / 60 minutes = 2041.6 gallons per minute.
2041.6 gallons per minute / 60 seconds = 34 gallons per second.
So it is either 2.4 gallons per second or 34 gallons per second… Now watch this video and tell me that BP isn’t blowing smoke even faster than they are blowing oil.
The “Drill Baby Drill” crowd is going to suck on this and hard in the midterms just think for a moment of the timeline… think about how Florida will feel about this spill by November, and think, just for a moment, of the words uttered by the late Tim Russert…