The BP gulf spill started April 20, 2010 and was first contained July 15, 2010. Oil flowed into the Gulf of Mexico at an estimated rate of 30,000 - 60,000 barrels per day. Some oil was contained by siphoning directly from the cap, some was burned in open waters, some was "dispersed" using chemicals and some was skimmed.
The NY Times and Associated Press have been reporting a total of "94 to 184 million gallons". This estimate as of July 29th 2010 after the new temporary cap had been placed and the leak had been stopped. The final sealing of the well but pumping in drilling cement from one of the two relief wells is estimated to be completed by mid August.
An estimated 100 million to 210 million gallons of crude oil have leaked into the Gulf as of 2010 July 19.
This is also equivalent to about:
300,000 - 600,000 tonnes.
2 million - 4 million barrels.
340 million to 650 million litres.
The gusher, now estimated by the quasi-official Flow Rate Technical Group to be flowing at 20,000 to 40,000 barrels (840,000 to 1,700,000 US gallons) of crude oil per day,
The current estimate is a total of 4.9 million barrels were spilled. See link.
about 800 million liters
840,000 to 1,700,000 US gallons is flowing into the Gulf every day.
Yes of course it spilled so many gallons of oil that it dwarfs all other oil spills.
Note that there have been many spills in the Gulf of Mexico. The BP gulf oil spill occurred about 60 miles SE of Louisiana, 130 miles SE of New Orleans.
There have been many oil spills that have leaked into water sources. See related questions.
6,500 km2 at an estimate.
gulf of Mexico and that's it i think............
non i was there and they found no animals