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Day 59: UD Site Shows Cities Whose 115,000 Cars Could Have Been Fueled by Spill

21.06.2010
Buffalo, Las Vegas, Pasadena, Hartford, or Topeka -- all of the 100,000-120,000 cars in any one of these cities could have been fueled for a year by the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill as of June 17, day 59 of the catastrophe. See the full list of U.S. cities and counties on Prof. James J. Corbett's website (http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2010/jun/corbett061710.html) at the University of Delaware.

The UD website calculates daily the number and kinds of transportation vehicles the spilled oil could have supplied. It also now includes a map showing the different cities and counties whose cars could have been fueled for a year.

If all the spilled oil so far had been used for fuel, it could have powered 115,000 cars and 8,800 trucks for a year, according to Corbett. The latest calculations are based on the average estimated spill rate of 50,000 barrels of oil per day, announced by scientists on June 15. Visitors to the website can select from a range of reported spill rates.

The website also provides information on how to reduce risks of future oil spills.

Corbett, a professor of marine policy in UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, works on energy and environmental solutions for transportation.

For the original story posted on day 40 of the spill, see the UDaily webpage (http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2010/jun/corbett060910.html). It includes a link to a YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48jS2kZvsEw) of Corbett.

U.S. Cities/Counties with 100,000-120,000 cars

Alameda County, California
Coral Springs, Florida
Buffalo, New York
Paulding County, Georgia
Hampden County, Massachusetts
Jackson County, Michigan
Anderson County, South Carolina
Trumbull County, Ohio
Joliet, Illinois
Orange, California
Escondido, California
Topeka, Kansas
Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
New Haven, Connecticut
Tulare County, California
Hartford, Connecticut
Citrus County, Florida
Tempe, Arizona
Bellevue, Washington
Washington County, Pennsylvania
Torrance, California
Evansville, Indiana
San Joaquin County, California
Jefferson County, Alabama
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Hayward, California
Bergen County, New Jersey
Charlotte County, Florida
El Dorado County, California
Pasadena, California
Palmdale, California
Santa Rosa County, Florida
Salinas, California
Reno, Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada
Lancaster, California
Erie County, Pennsylvania
Salem, Oregon
Sonoma County, California
Saginaw County, Michigan
Paterson City, New Jersey
Billings, Montana
Savannah, Georgia
Warren, Michigan
Brownsville, Texas
Corona, California
Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Davenport City, Iowa
Travis County, Texas
Rockford City, Illinois
Hollywood city, Florida
Butler County, Pennsylvania
Bridgeport city, Connecticut
Hall County, Georgia
Mahoning County, Ohio
Pomona City, California
Jackson City, Mississippi
Thurston County, Washington
Original article posted to UDaily at http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2010/jun/corbett061710.html

Tracey Bryant | Newswise Science News
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