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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:24 PM

BP given consent for deep-water well North Uist west of Shetland

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.

The UK government's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said it had thoroughly examined BP's environmental impact and emergency response plans.

Environmental organisations have expressed concern at the news.


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Reply BP given consent for deep-water well North Uist west of Shetland (Original post)
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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:37 PM

1. What could go wrong? That's nice quiet ocean up there, right?

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