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Oil and Gas

BP stops 1 of 3 oil leaks in Gulf of Mexico--local media

TORONTO, May 5 (Reuters) - BP BP.L officials said they capped one of the three leaks that have been gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico after last month's explosion and fire on a drilling rig, local media reported Tuesday.

WWLTV in Louisiana said that BP officials confirmed they have stopped one of the three leaks.

A spokesman for the company was unable to confirm, but said, “We’ve been trying to fit a valve to a point along the riser.” (Reporting by Janet McGurty in Toronto and Tom Bergin in London; Editing by John Picinich) (janet.mcgurty@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: janet.mcgurty.reuters.com@reuters.net; 646 226 3027))

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