On april 20th 2010 a big explosion turned life in the Mexican gulf upside down. During the 87 days after the Deepwater Horizon accident crude oil leaked into the Mexican golf with an estimated total of around 4.9 mln barrels (780.000m3). A huge environmental disaster.
But when I read about the daily usage of oil in the USA, I was even more shocked: The USA uses 18.7 mln barrels of oil every day to keep their economy and highly developed community running.
So every 6 hours the total amount of oil spilled in the Mexican Golf is used in the USA.
I am not sure what impressed me the most: the amount of oil spilled or the daily usage... And with