BP set for deep-water drilling off Libya

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BP devrait forer au large de la Libye à une profondeur de 1 700 mètres, soit 200 mètres plus profond que dans le golfe du Mexique. © Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

BP will start deep-water drilling off the coast of Libya within weeks in spite of concerns about the UK group’s environmental and safety record after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.

The move comes as BP faces increased scrutiny over its acquisition of rights to a big oil and gas field off the African coast three years ago, a subject that overshadowed the visit of David Cameron, UK prime minister, to Washington this week.

Financial Times

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