Gulf oil spill progress hampered by bad weather

Agence France-Presse: High seas in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday scuppered immediate hopes of deploying a third ship that could see almost all the leaking crude contained. The Helix Producer processing vessel would more than double the amount of oil that can be siphoned up from a "top hat" funnel a mile down on the sea floor to 53,000 barrels a day, officials say. The latest estimate for the amount of oil leaking from the wreck of the sunken Deepwater Horizon rig is between 35,000 and 60,000 barrels ......

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