Oil spill could be up to 60,000 barrels a day
A federal group again revises its estimate of the Gulf of Mexico leak rate. A consistent upward revision of the figures has undermined confidence in BP.
By Richard Simon, Ronald D. White and Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
June 16, 2010
Reporting from Washington, Los Angeles and Atlanta — The number keeps changing, and the news keeps getting worse: Now the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico could be flowing at 60,000 barrels a day.