Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 18 April 2015

Oil chiefs slam deepwater drilling ban

Oil industry executives have warned that President Barack Obama's six-month ban on deepwater drilling would hit world supplies.

Transocean president Steven Newman , owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that has spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, told the World National Oil Companies Congress in London that the ban, which is currently being reviewed by a US federal judge, was unnecessary.

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