BP PLC (BP) estimates that a breach at a well line in Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay oilfield resulted in a spill of as much as 100 gallons of crude oil, more than the company had originally calculated.
In a report released late Tuesday, state authorities said that the London-based company estimated it could have spilled between 300 and 700 gallons of liquids, including crude oil and water produced from the oil well. BP told the Associated Press on Dec. 23 that it had estimated that three gallons of oil and 131 gallons of water had been released.
The reason for the spill, which occurred on Dec. 21, is still under investigation, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said in the report.
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