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BP Wins U.S. Deep-Water Gulf of Mexico Drilling Plan Approved

October 21, 2011

Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc received permission from U.S. regulators for oil exploration in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the first approval since the company’s Macondo well caused the nation’s worst offshore spill last year.

The decision was announced in an e-mailed statement from the Interior Department today.

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