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Gulf of Mexico Rig Count Exceeds Pre-BP Spill Level, U.S. Says

February 28, 2012

The number of oil and natural gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico is higher than prior to the BP Plc (BP/) well blowout and spill in April 2010, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.

Salazar commented today during a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in Washington.

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