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By Hal Marcovitz

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During the summer of 2010, many of the Louisiana shrimp and oyster boats remained moored in their harbors. Many were also enlisted by BP to help in the cleanup operation, either laying boom or skimming oil off the surface. ) With the Louisiana boats catching less fish, supermarkets and restaurants in places like New York, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles had to pay higher prices for seafood as well. , area, said he was forced to The industrial 59 No Pain at the Pump BP lost 210 million gallons (795 million L), or about 5 million barrels, of oil in the Deepwater Horizon spill.

2 billion barrels domestically in places like Texas, Oklahoma, 30 California, and Alaska as well as from offshore platforms. The offshore platforms account for 27 percent of the oil produced in the United States, or about 594 million barrels a year. That oil goes for many uses. A barrel of crude contains about 42 gallons (159L) of oil. 5L) of jet fuel. The rest is devoted to various other uses, including lubricants, kerosene, and oil used to repair and repave roads. Oil Prices Spiral Upward In 2008 a number of factors contributed to a sudden and steep rise in international oil prices.

As oil spewed into the gulf, BP was permitted by the Coast Guard to employ chemicals to break up the slick so that the oil formed into microscopic particles. These particles are then consumed by bacteria living in the ocean. 8 million L) of dispersants on the gulf waters. Some scientists believe the dispersants may have caused more harm than good. The dispersed oil tends to drop lower into the ocean where it could be consumed by marine life, thus adding new toxins to the food chain. The use of dispersants is only one activity of the cleanup that concerns scientists.

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