TreeHugger collected some data from here and there:
58 days - The length of time oil has spewed from the Deepwater Horizon site so far, at a rate of …
60,000 barrels — or 2.5 million gallons — a day.
145 million gallons – The amount of oil that has leaked from the source since the beginning of the accident.
14 – The approximate number of Exxon Valdez spills it would take to equal the BP spill.
1,000 barrels a day – BP’s original estimate of the rate of oil spilling from the site.
5,000 barrels a day – The long agreed-upon estimate by both BP and the federal government.
15,000 barrels a day – The amount of oil BP now says it’s siphoning from the spill’s source.
250,000 barrels, or 11 million gallons a day – The size of spill that BP’s response plan claimed it could effectively contain.
1.1 million gallons – The amount of toxic chemical dispersant Corexit that’s been dumped into the gulf to break up the oil. BP has continued deploying this dispersant even after the EPA issued a directive demanding it to stop.
And then there’s this troubling one:
75,000 – Number of homes that waste as much energy every year as is contained in the entire oil spill.