Oil Giant stops leak


Oil Giant BP announced that the oil has stopped flowing.   Hold aplause. According to the Associated Press this is the cost of the spill.

85 days, 16 hours and roughly 25 minutes: Number of days that oil gushed into the Gulf.

_184 million: Estimated number of gallons of oil released into the Gulf of Mexico since April 20.

_572: Miles of Gulf Coast shoreline currently oiled.

_2,700 square miles: Size of the visible slick of surface oil

_83,927 square miles: Size of the area still closed to fishing.

_31.8 million gallons: Amount of oil-water mix recovered.

_1.82 million gallons: Amount of dispersant chemicals applied to help break up the oil.

_$336 million: Market value of the spilled oil.

_$3.5 billion: Amount that BP PLC has spent on the response.

Sources: AP reporting; National Incident Command; SEC filings.


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