NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The Obama administration Monday outlined plans to allow deep-water drilling to resume in the Gulf of Mexico on a limited basis.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement issued a statement saying it's notified 13 companies they may be able to resume activities that had already received approval before the oil spill occurred at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig owned by BP plc (BP) on April 20, 2010.
The companies are ATP Oil & Gas (ATPG), BHP Billiton (BHP), Chevron Corp. (CVX), Cobalt International Energy (CIE), ENI, Hess Corp. (HES), Kerr-McGee (KMG), Marathon Oil (MRO), Murphy Oil (MUR), Noble Energy (NBL), Shell Offshore, Statoil USA, and Walter Oil & Gas Corp..
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