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BP exec: Gulf oil leak may be larger than thought

5 years ago April 29, 2010 Apr 29, 2010 Thursday, April 29 2010 Thursday, April 29, 2010 6:01:53 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BP's Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles says more oil may be leaking from a Gulf of Mexico drilling site than first estimated.

Suttles says the leak is more than the 1,000 barrels a day that was originally estimated last week after a deepwater rig exploded and burned off the coast
of Louisiana.

The government now estimates as much as 5,000 barrels a day may be leaking.

BP Plc and government scientists have to estimate the flow based on what reaches the surface because there is no way to measure the oil pouring out on the seabed.

Also, BP is welcoming the help from the US military to end Gulf oil spill.

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