BP raises estimate of Lake Michigan oil spill

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

BP raises its estimate of how much crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan during a malfunction at its Whiting refinery in Indiana to between 15 and 39 barrels of oil, or 630-1,638 gallons; the new figure is up from BP's initial estimate that 9-18 barrels entered the lake (earlier).

BP says its crews have recovered "the vast majority" of oil visible along the shoreline.

The two U.S. Senators from Illinois are requesting a meeting with BP, saying the spill "raises questions about the long-term safety and reliability of BP's new, expanded production" at Whiting.