A silo in Orange Beach, Alabama. Since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill tourists have ceased coming to the Gulf Coast town bringing seasonal and local businesses to their knees. However local businesses are now applying for compensation for their losses by filing claims against a USD 20 billion fund established by BP. On 20 April 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig left 17 workers injured and 11 dead. For over three months, oil spilled from a well 5000 feet below sea level in the Gulf of Mexico, discharging over 500,000 gallons of crude oil a day (19,000 barrels). It is estimated that more than 120 million gallons of crude oil have spewed into the Gulf.