The Stuff of creativity.
Let’s say 20,000 barrels a day times 42 gallons a day for 60 days.
That is approx. 50,400,000 gallons of oil.
That could also be written 50.4 million gallons of oil. Ya know to save on the cost of ink and wasting paper and helping the planet.
Ya know, and all.
So, right now, as you read this post, we have guys and gals, (I would hope) shoveling stuff on the beach, into plastic bags.
Sometimes, wearing funky suits, sometimes not.
Ok, so anyway there they are on the beach aiming to pick up 50.4 mil gals. (no pun) of oil on the beach.
(Wonder what Coppertone and Hawaiian Tropic are saying right now.)
Back to the math class, 50.4 mil. Gals. Weighs: humm
Specific Gravity 0.88
That means that it weighs 0.88 kilograms/liter
1 liter = 0.2641721 gallon [US, liquid]
0.88 / 0.2641721 = 3.3312 kilograms/gallon
1 kilogram = 2.2046226 pound
3.3312 * 2.2046226 = 7.344 pounds/gallon
1 gallon weighs 7.344,
7000 gallons would weigh
7000 x 7.344 = 51,408 pounds
50,400,000 gallons would weigh, (oh jezz)
Latest update: some put the flow rate at 77 million.
(So the math instructor says that is a lot of fuckin’ oil to be picked up.) Let’s see now, 7 times 77 (sounds biblical) = 539 million pounds of oil, to pick up, plus at least another 539 pounds of crap along with it. (i.e. sand, seaweed (weed?) hay from starving farmers, hell, let the starving farmer jump in with dead birds, dead turtles, dead fish, dead mangroves,
(oh and don’t for get the tennis balls from
That is approaching 1078 million pounds of shit to be picked up and paid for with the 20 billion pounds of British sterling.
Ok, OH Kaye, listen up now class….
So 10.78 m into 20 b (mumble hum harrumph) is that really $190 dollars per pound???
I’m sure I missed something.
Let’s see 10,780,000 into 20,000,000,000 (drop the zeros, god noses BP is)
That is 10,780 into 20,000,000
Oh thank god, I made a mistake.
It is $1872.00 per pound (US)
I feel better now.
Nothin’s wrong but something ain’t right.
That is 539,000,000 x 2 = 1078,000,000 and that is 1,078,000,000!!! SON OF A BITCH!!!
THAT, ahem, that is Approx $ 19.00 (US) per pound of British caused shit.
(They just got even for
I don’t feel so pretty good right now.
Thanks for reading.
What does Joan think about it all?