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June 3, 2010 4:28 PM

BP, feds could make millions from runaway well's oil

If the current containment effort works — and BP and the government say they're optimistic that it will — the oil giant will salvage much of the oil that's now spewing from the crumpled pipes on the ocean floor. That captured oil would then be sold, generating, McClatchy estimates, more than $1.4 million in revenue for BP each day and a smaller slice for the U.S. taxpayer.

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