Assuming you are referring to the most recent oil spill caused by BP in the gulf of Mexico, this estimation is from August 10, 2010.
According to abcnews.com, as of this aforementioned date, over 172 million gallons of oil were spilled in the gulf. They say fleets of boats and other efforts helped contain 30 million gallons but there is no way of knowing this for sure.
The leak began on April 20, 2010 and as of June 10, 2010 researchers estimate that over 1 hundred million gallons were spilling each day.
The statement that 1 hundred million gallons were spilling each day is wrong. The common estimate for the total is 4.4 to 4.9 million barrels, or 184 million gallons to 205 million gallons TOTAL. At maybe 25,000 to 35,000 barrels per day, that would have been about 1 million to 1.5 million gallons per day. NOT a hundred million gallons a day!
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