June 20, 2010 / 4:53 PM / 10 years ago

Document shows BP estimates spill up to 100,000 bpd

WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - An internal BP Plc (BP.L) (BP.N) document released on Sunday by a senior U.S. congressional Democrat shows that the company estimates that a worst-case scenario rate for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be about 100,000 barrels of oil per day.

The estimate of 100,000 barrels (4.2 million gallons/15.9 million liters) of oil per day is far higher than the current U.S. government estimate of up to 60,000 barrels (2.5 million gallons/9.5 million liters) per day gushing from the ruptured offshore well into the sea.

The document was released by U.S. Representative Ed Markey.

Writing by Will Dunham, Editing by Sandra Maler

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