May 18, 2010 9:21 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

BP: 2,000 Barrels a Day Now Captured From Oil Leak

HAMMOND, La. (AP) - BP says its mile-long tube siphoning oil
from a blown-out well is bringing more crude to the surface.
In a news release Tuesday, BP PLC says the narrow tube is now
drawing 2,000 barrels a day for collection in a tanker, double the
amount when it started operation Sunday.
BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles has said the company
hopes the method can draw about half the leaking oil.
BP have put the leak at 5,000 barrels a day from the crippled
well, but officials say its a rough estimate at best. Scientists
who have studied video of the leak say the amount could be
significantly more.


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