In April 2010 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 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 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

Sources:

Environmental Protection Agency
epa.gov/

U.S. Energy Information Administration
eia.doe.gov/

bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/html/table_04_23.html

Rubber Manufacturers Association
rma.org/about_rma/rubber_faqs/

carbonify.com/carbon-calculator.htm

.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/facts/2010_fotw617.html

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDPE

wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_does_one_gallon_of_crude_oil_weigh

icis.com/v2/chemicals/9076455/propylene/uses.html

volunteerguide.org/volunteer/fewhours/used-tires.htm

earth911.com/recycling/plastic/plastic-bottle-recycling-facts/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population

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.

j vimeo.com/22655744

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