What is the temperature of the crude oil spewing from the Deepwater Horizon spill well?

I’m wondering its temperature of the oil just before it emerges from the pipe. I am also curious what the temperature of the sea water is at that depth of 5,000 feet.

One Response to “What is the temperature of the crude oil spewing from the Deepwater Horizon spill well?”

  1. oldtimer Says:

    The water temp on the bottom is very close to freezing – 32F plus a tenth or so.
    The oil is probably close to the formation temperature or approximately 160-180 F