October 26, 2011 / 3:24 PM / 6 years ago

US approves first BP offshore well permit since spill

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - U.S. offshore drilling
regulators on Wednesday approved BP's first drilling
permit for a new exploratory well since last year's Gulf oil
spill.
    "BP has met all of the enhanced safety requirements that we
have implemented and applied consistently over the past year,"
said Michael Bromwich, head of the Bureau of Safety and
Environmental Enforcement.

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