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Spilled Oil In Tanker Trucks

Even to transport the amount of spilled oil over land would pose a significant challenge.

A typical large-capacity tanker truck, much like the ones used to fill gasoline stations or carry liquids over land in large quantities, can carry loads of up to around 9,000 gallons. To carry the 184 million gallons spilled, you'd need the capacity of about 20,445 tanker trucks.

With an approximate length of about 70-80 feet per truck, the convoy would run bumper to bumper for nearly 308 miles, which is approximately the driving distance from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh.

Image: Paul Alvord for CNBC.com