Depending on who you listen to the BP Gulf oil spill is 2-5000 barrels a day.
That's a hefty number.
Then there's Sky Truth. If you have never heard of them here's their link.
They estimate the Gulf spill at a mind boggling 26,500 barrels a day using satellite imaging of the region and some of the best minds in the minerals business.
See LA Times article.
This would make the current oil disaster in the Gulf larger than the Exxon Valdez spill of the late 90's.
Last night BP dropped the first of three 100 ton proposed containment domes to try and cap the leaks. We wish them the best of speed and good luck.