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Vol. 15, No. 50 Week of December 12, 2010
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Challenge to spill size could affect fine

BP attorneys argue government overstated spill from Macondo well in the Gulf by 20-50%; company will present own estimate

Dina Cappiello

The Associated Press

BP is mounting a new challenge to the U.S. government’s estimates of how much oil flowed from the runaway well deep below the Gulf of Mexico, an argument that could reduce by billions of dollars the federal pollution fines it faces for the largest offshore oil spill in history. BP’s lawyers are arg....

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States want money

Billions at stake

White House involved


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