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May 30, 2010 6:30 PM by Chris Welty

BP Does Not Know How Much Oil is Contained in Reservoir

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - BP spokesman John Curry says the company
does not know how much oil is contained in the vast reservoir nearly
three miles beneath the seafloor.
Curry said Sunday that the company didn't have time to properly
analyze how much was in the discovery well. He says if the oil rig
had not exploded, BP PLC ultimately would have drilled another well
to complete that analysis.
Curry says the uncertainty over how much oil is in the reservoir
does not change BP's response. The company has been trying to stop
the gusher for nearly six weeks and the realization that oil could
be flowing into the Gulf for months is setting in for Gulf coast
residents.

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