14 Dec '11, 10pm

BP Returns to Deepwater Offshore Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

BP Returns to Deepwater Offshore Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

BP , the oil major responsible for the biggest offshore oil disaster in U.S. history, is officially returning to deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The Obama Interior Department "awarded" BP $27 million worth of leases for oil-and-gas exploration in the Gulf waters into which the company and its accomplices dumped roughly 5 million barrels of oil in April 2010 . The Interior Department conducted its first Gulf lease sale since the BP disaster and announced today the winning bids from 20 different companies totaling $712 million. Adding a strange insult to injury, the lease sale was conducted in New Orleans, home to many fishermen and small business owners whose livelihoods were imperiled by BP 's reckless drilling disaster. In its coverage, BP Awarded $27 Million in Leases for Gulf Oil, Gas Exploration , the National Journal reports that: BP bid a total of $109....

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greenbiz.com 21 Dec '11, 4pm

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