BP collects 10,500 barrels from latest spill-containment system

Workers remove oil globs that washed up on Pensacola Beach in Florida on Sunday. Across the border in Alabama, local leaders threatened to jail a BP official on Saturday.

BP PLC said Sunday that a containment cap placed on its ruptured oil well a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico collected 10,500 barrels of oil Saturday, marking a success after a string of failures in reducing the oil contaminating the Gulf.

The company, which has been castigated by federal and local officials for its inability to halt the leaking crude, said it hoped to increase the amount of oil funneled to the surface in the next few days. The amount captured Saturday was up from about 6,000 barrels on Friday.  Read more, Wall Street Journal

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