What does 25,000 barrels of oil per day look like?
Oddly, video game developers may have an answer
Initial reports from the Gulf of Mexico were that as much as 25,000 barrels per day of crude oil was gushing from the sea floor following the Deepwater Horizon wreck. Visualizing and contextualizing that much oil is nigh-on impossible. Here’s how video game developers think 25,000 bpd might look if each barrel were stacked one on top of the other. (Not sure about the scale or methodology here, but an interesting visual exercise all the same).