June 18, 2010

BP says it captured 25,290 barrels at runaway well Thursday

That number would suggest that BP is now recovering between 42 and 70 percent of the oil surging from the well, if the most recent government estimate of the well's flow rate — 35,000 and 60,000 barrels daily — is accurate. BP's live video feed from the leak, however, continues to show dark clouds of crude oil and natural gas pouring into the Gulf of Mexico.

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