How many gallons of oil were spilled in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill?

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Oil Spillage
Estimates vary. The most commonly accepted figures say 60,000-70,000 barrels of oil a day since it blew on April 20, 2010. That makes more than 2.5 MILLION gallons of oil each day. In the 95 days since the oil leak began (as of July 14th, 2010), that makes for approximately 245 MILLION gallons of oil poured into the Gulf - and it will increase every day until the leak is capped or the water pressure becomes more than the pressure of the oil spewing out.

So far no method of stopping the leak or catching the leaked oil has proven effective.
 

There have been two major oil spills in the Gulf Of Mexico:
June 3, 1979 : Ixtoc I oil spill.
April 20, 2010: BP Deepwater Horizon (Macondo Blowout) Oil spill.
Minor spills:
September 16, 2004: Taylor Energy wells. Hurricane Ivan caused leaks to 26 wells near Louisiana.
June 8, 1990: Mega Borg SE of Galveston. Explosions in a tanker's pump room caused fire and oil spills while transferring oil
October 23, 2007: Kab 101 - Storms caused damage to Kab 101 causing collisions, leaks resulting in evacuation of oil rigs.


The BP oil spill was initiated by a methane leak which ignited and exploded on the oil rig.
The valve gave out on April 20th, 2010 but the oil rig ship sank two days later (April 22nd, 2010). The oil leak continues to the present day.
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How much oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico?

Major Spills: June 3, 1979 : Ixtoc I oil spill. 454,000 - 484,000 tonnes. April 20, 2010: BP Deepwater Horizon (Macondo Blowout) Oil spill. 492,000 - 627,000 tonnes. Minor Spills: September 16, 2004: Taylor Energy wells. Hurricane Ivan caused leaks to 26 wells near Louisiana. 62 - 96 t

When did the Gulf of Mexico oil spill occur?

There have been two major oil spills in the Gulf Of Mexico: 2010 April 20 : BP Deepwater Horizon (Macondo Blowout) Oil spill. 1979 June 3: Ixtoc I oil spill. Minor spills: 2004 September 16: Taylor Energy wells. Hurricane Ivan caused leaks to 26 wells near Louisiana. 1990 June 8: Meg

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How many gallons of oil have been spilled in the Gulf of Mexico?

The BP gulf spill started April 20, 2010 and was first contained July 15, 2010. Oil flowed into the Gulf of Mexico at an estimated rate of 30,000 - 60,000 barrels per day. Some oil was contained by siphoning directly from the cap, some was burned in open waters, some was "dispersed" using chemicals

How many people died in the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico?

This depends on which oil spill is referred to. See related questions. 115 people managed to escape into lifeboats, but unfortunately 11 People died in the fire and explosion from the BP oil spill in the gulf of mexico. 2 People later died in related spill related incidents.

How many places did the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico impact?

Current maps showing the oil spill area are shown in the related link. The spill is an ongoing event as the blown out well continues to flow oil. The NOAA continues to expand the area where fishing is prohibited due to the contamination of water (~ 5% of the gulf) - see related link.

How many animals were hurt by the gulf of Mexico oil spill?

At least 3,000 birds have been covered or killed by the gulf oil spill. However, while this is terrible, put this into context and compare it to the estimated two million seabirds are thought to have died at the hands of the fishing industry in the waters around Europe and the Atlantic in the last d

Who spilled the oil in the Gulf of Mexico?

It was an oil platform leased to the BP Oil Company, a UK-based company by a company named TransOcean. The tapped released and caused it spilling the oil now because of that, many ecosytems and animals died! They say it takes about 3 years to clean the spill!

What is the gulf of Mexico oil spill?

There have been two major oil spills in the Gulf Of Mexico: June 3, 1979 : Ixtoc I oil spill. April 20, 2010: BP Deepwater Horizon (Macondo Blowout) Oil spill. Minor spills: September 16, 2004: Taylor Energy wells. Hurricane Ivan caused leaks to 26 wells near Louisiana. June 8, 1990: Mega

How many gallons of oil are being spilled in the Gulf of Mexico per day?

A task force of scientists stated the flow rate was between 35 to 60 thousand barrels per day (MB/D). This is 1.5 to 2.5 million gallons per day. The actual oil entering the gulf is less than this, as BP is able to capture approximately 20 MB/D using the LMRP. Also, oil is being burned at surfaces

How many oil spills have there been in the Gulf of Mexico?

There have been over 30 industrial oil spills in the Gulf Of Mexico. There have been two major oil spills in the Gulf Of Mexico: June 3, 1979 : Ixtoc I oil spill. April 20, 2010: BP Deepwater Horizon (Macondo Blowout) Oil spill. Minor spills: September 16, 2004: Taylor Energy wells. Hurri

How many gallons of oil have spilled into the gulf as of June 9?

The spilled volume numbers as of June 9, given here are subject to revision. The Joint Command has stated that the task force is busy updating their numbers. What I can say without ambiguity, is that oil has been flowing into the Gulf for 11 days in April, 31 days in May and 9 days in June, or 51

What is the percentage of oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico vs the gallons of water in the Gulf?

If you believe the reported volume of water in the Gulf to be 650 quadrillion gallons(that's 650,000,000,000,000,000), and the reported total spillage to be approximately 275 million gallons to date, then the ratio of oil to water in the Gulf would be 0.00000000042:1. To put those massive numbers in