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Oil giant BP given the right for deep water oil drilling in the Shetland

Friday, 23 March 2012
Oil giant BP has been given consent to drill a controversial deep-water well west of Shetland.
The North Uist well is about 125km (78 miles) to the north west of the islands, at a depth of nearly 1,300m.

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The UK government's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said it had thoroughly examined BP's environmental impact and emergency response plansm, reports the BBC.
Environmental organisations have expressed concern at the news according to the BBC. Details here – external link
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