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Government doubles previous oil flow estimate for BP well

• McClatchy News (video)
The Obama administration on Thursday doubled its minimum estimate of how much crude oil was gushing from the Deepwater Horizon oil well, saying a panel of scientists had concluded that 20,000 to 50,000 barrels, or as much as 2.1 million gallons, were pouring into the Gulf of Mexico every day before BP sheared the well's riser pipe on June 3.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Shouldn't the headline be "Gov't. lies about rate of oil leak half as much."


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