Recently saw this stat at the Guiness Book of World Records Museum during our Niagara Falls trip.
Looks like Guiness Book needs some updating…
According to Reuters, U.S. government estimated that BP Plc’s blown-out Gulf of Mexico well is gushing up to 40,000 barrels (1.7 million gallons/ 6.4 million liters) per day into the ocean.
And that, my friends, is eight times as much oil as the amount spilled when the Exxon Valdez tanker plowed into a reef in Prince William Sound in Alaska in 1989, spilling 257,000 barrels. BP’s well spews the equivalent to one Exxon Valdez tanker every 6.4 days.
Congrats on breaking the world record?