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BP profits double up as company tries to contain leak

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Profits at oil giant BP have more than doubled from a year ago on the back of rising oil prices.

But its results will inevitably be overshadowed by the company's efforts to contain a leak in the Gulf of Mexico, after an explosion sunk one of its rigs.

Nigel Cassidy reports.

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