Letter to the editor:

Oil spill is a numbers game

Tue, May 1, 2012 (2:01 a.m.)

Environmentalists, supported by the mainstream media, prefer to express the BP Gulf oil spill in gallons — namely, as a 200-million-gallon spill.

Petroleum traffic is normally expressed in barrels. But 200 million gallons sounds much more dangerous than the 5 million barrels that were spilled — which, by the way, is about the daily quantity of our petroleum imports.

Back to top


Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Discussion: 24 comments so far…