A year ago, a massive oil spill began in the Gulf. The entire country was glued to the news until the well was capped, and then we forgot about it.
As the year anniversary was fast approaching I became curious, just how much oil was that exactly? Where would it have gone? What I found was shocking. So in an effort to further our discussion on oil dependency I created this short animation. I’ve spent all of my free time in the last month putting this together to help illustrate just how dependent we truly are on oil.
Designed, animated and written by Chris Harmon
Voice Talent: Kim Estes
Music: Billy Perez & Todd Stambaugh
Special Thanks to Daye Rogers and Christy Kurtz
Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Energy Information Administration
National Transportation Statistics
Rubber Manufacturers Association
?How much does one gallon of crude oil weigh?
UPDATE: A few people have mentioned strange things with the audio. I’ve changed a couple audio settings and hope it fixes any problem people may have had.