Oil Spill

Anyone in the oil or fuel management business has most certainly heard of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The enormous explosion that caused the spill from a BP offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico was said by BP to be releasing 5,000 barrels of oil per day. Some experts believe it’s somewhere closer to 25,000 barrels a day after looking further into it. It’s already the worst oil spill in history, even more devastating than the spill in 1989 by Exxon’s Valdez tanker that spilled 11 million gallons of oil. The BP rig is tapped into an underwater oil well and will continue to pump more oil into the ocean until the leak is plugged.

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