UK To Beef Up Offshore Drilling Oversight

Law360, New York (January 12, 2011, 3:44 PM EST) -- The U.K. government has announced it will review its offshore oil and gas drilling policies in the wake of findings reached by a U.S. presidential commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

While the panel recommended the U.S. adopt a stricter regulatory framework modeled after the U.K.'s offshore drilling regulations, the British government has already begun strengthening those rules to ensure any lapses of oversight that may have led to the environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are not repeated in the North Sea, Energy...
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