US approves first BP offshore well permit since spill

Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:23pm GMT

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
    "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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