US OKs 6th deepwater drill permit since BP spill

Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:52pm EDT

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 WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior
Department said on Friday it had approved a permit for Statoil
(STL.OL) to drill for oil in the deep waters of the Gulf of
Mexico.
 It was the sixth such permit issued by the government since
the BP oil spill.
 (Reporting by Tom Doggett; Editing by Dale Hudson)

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