BP TO RESUME DRILLING IN GULF OF MEXICO

24 Oct, 2011

BP wins approval to resume drilling in Gulf of Mexico

BP has won approval to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, following the oil disaster last year which killed 11 people.

The approval answers the question that has been asked ever since the Deepwater disaster, of whether or not BP had a future in the US, and regulators have approved plans for drilling to depths of up to 6,000ft at the Gulf’s Kaskida oilfield.

The Kaskida oilfield, which is approximately 200 miles of the coast of New Orleans, is thought to contain up to 3bn barrels of crude oil.

“Our review of BP’s plan included verification of BP’s compliance with the heightened standards,” US officials said in a statement, according to the BBC.

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