Government scientists now say the BP well leaked 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. that is about 205 million gallons. You know that one gallon gas can in your garage you use to fill up the lawn mower? Take 205 million of those full of oil and throw them into the Gulf as a visual. That is a lot of oil.
It is such a shame. There will be a lot of environmental damage. There is a huge loss of badly needed oil. Really one of the greater mistakes of our time.