26 Oct '11, 7pm

BP to Drill Again in the Gulf of Mexico

The Obama administration on Wednesday gave BP its first drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in April 2010. The decision was expected after the administration approved the company’s drilling plan for four exploratory wells last week, but it still was an important achievement for the company, which is counting on gulf wells to expand its oil and gas reserves. The approval is for one well off the Louisiana coast in the Kaskida field, at a depth of about 6,000 feet. “BP has met all of the enhanced safety requirements that we have implemented and applied consistently over the past year,” said Michael R. Bromwich , the director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, in a statement. “In addition, BP has adhered to voluntary standards that go beyond the agency’s regulatory requirements.” BP hopes to drill several new wells...

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