UPDATE 1-Admiral Allen expects BP plan to capture more oil

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WASHINGTON, June 13 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. Coast Guard Admiral
Thad Allen, the Obama administration’s point man on the BP
(BP.L: ) (BP.N: ) Gulf of Mexico oil spill, said on Sunday he
expected the company to offer a plan later in the day to
capture more of the gushing crude.

Speaking on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” Allen said: “We were
concerned because if you look at the new flow rate numbers the
amount of oil that’s going to be potentially out there at risk,
we wanted them to give us a faster plan with greater redundancy
and greater reliability to move forward.

“We hope to get an answer on that later on today, in fact
we will get an answer.”

Allen also said government scientists would be placing
pressure-reading sensors on the seabed on Sunday to more
accurately measure the amount of oil gushing into the Gulf of
Mexico.

“We think we need some independent pressure readings to
validate the estimates that have been made by the scientists,”
he said.

The latest estimate of the partly contained leak is as high
as 40,000 barrels (1.68 million gallons/6.36 million liters) a
day. Allen said the true figure was probably a little less,
perhaps around 35,000 barrels (1.68 million gallons/6.36
million liters) a day.

He said he expected BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward to
attend a White House meeting with President Barack Obama on
Wednesday.

“I would expect Tony Hayward to be there,” Allen said.

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(Reporting by Alan Elsner; Editing by Eric Walsh)

UPDATE 1-Admiral Allen expects BP plan to capture more oil