BP Says US Docs Could Trim Deepwater Spill Estimate
By Bibeka Shrestha
Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT) -- BP Exploration & Production Inc. asked a Louisiana federal court Thursday to force the U.S. to turn over documents that could show less oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico from the crippled Deepwater Horizon well than the government has estimated.
The company argues that the U.S. improperly held back documents dealing with initial calculations of the amount of oil that spilled in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. While the U.S. claimed in August 2010 that 4.9 million barrels of oil had spilled, give or take 10...