210,000 Barrels Of Oil Spilling Into The Sea — Photograph Works

Imagine each square as one thousand barrels of oil.
A barrel of oil is 42 U.S. gallons, which is equivalent to 35 Imperial gallons or 159 liters.
One barrel refines down to about on half of that volume of gasoline (petrol).
That is 20 U.S. gallons, or 16 Imperial gallons or 80 liters of oil.
How much gasoline (petrol) does your car hold?
210,000 Gallons Of Oil
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is pouring out 210,000 gallons of oil every day. That is one thousand barrels for each little square in the image above.
How I made the Image
I opened a file with a white background in Photoshop. Then I ...
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