UK to double inspections of drilling rigs

Financial Times: The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is transforming the regulation of deep water drilling worldwide, Chris Huhne, UK energy secretary, said on Monday as he announced the doubling of environmental inspections of rigs operating in UK waters. He called the April 20 Deepwater Horizon explosion and the subsequent oil spill "devastating and enduring". "What we are seeing will transform the regulation of deep water drilling worldwide," he said. Even in the UK, which has some of ......

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