HOUSTON, May 20 (Reuters) - BP Plc said it is now siphoning 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons/795,000 liters) per day of crude oil at the leak site in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
BP had estimated the leak was flowing at a rate of 5,000 barrels per day, but scientists and the government have questioned that figure.
"It's now capturing 5,000 barrels per day of oil," BP spokesman Mark Salt, said.
(Reporting by Anna Driver in Houston, Editing by Sandra Maler)
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