What would we have done with all that oil?
*46% would have been processed into gasoline, enough fuel for 750,000 cars to drive from New York to Los Angeles.
*37 million gallons of this oil would've turned into diesel, that's enough fuel to keep one semi truck driving nonstop for 536 years.
*10 million gallons of this fuel would've been processed into 20,000 tonnes of plastic.
*6 million gallons would be used to create synthetic rubber, creating enough tires to replace all four wheels on every car in Buffalo, New York.
The full environmental consequences of this spill remain unknown, yet we do know how 205 million gallons of processed oil impacts our world.
*15,000 tonnes of plastic created would never be recycled.
*180,000 tonnes of the tires created would end up in landfills and the carbon dioxide emission created from the usage of oil would be over 1.6 million tonnes, requiring a forest the size of San Francisco to offset.
Carry a thermos, limit your trips to the store, or find transportation alternatives.
You can make a difference.