The oil spill: Latest developments

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Monday, June 21, 2010

-- Relief-well work: The crew of Transocean's Development Driller II was on track to pour cement starting early Sunday to firm up a section of metal casing lining one of two relief wells.

-- Worst-case scenario: In an internal document, BP estimated that in a worst-case scenario, the Deepwater Horizon well would spill 100,000 barrels per day (4.2 million gallons), not 60,000 barrels (2.52 million gallons) as it said in a document submitted to Congress.

By the numbers

$104 million

Paid by BP to Gulf Coast residents for claims filed as a result of the oil spill.

More than 31,000

The number of checks issued by BP in seven weeks in response to claims.


Claims received.


Team members working to process claims.

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