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Oil giant BP given the right for deep water oil drilling in the ShetlandFriday, 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.
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.
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Environmental organisations have expressed concern at the news according to the BBC. Details here – external link
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