BP says U.S. Gulf leak flow rate unchanged

HOUSTON Mon May 3, 2010 3:35pm EDT

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HOUSTON May 3 (Reuters) - The flow rate of the oil leak in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico remains unchanged, a BP (BP.L) spokesman said on Monday.

Spokesman David Nicholas said the rate was unchanged in response to an inquiry about another BP official, Jeff Childs, saying in an interview with an Alabama television station that the flow rate had been "significantly" cut.

"Our observations indicate no change at all, the flowrate is unchanged," Nicholas said. (Reporting by Kristen Hays and Joshua Schneyer; Editing by David Gregorio)