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U.S. offers drillers nearly all offshore waters, but focus is on eastern Gulf

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By Ernest Scheyder and Valerie VolcoviciHOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration has proposed opening up nearly all of America's offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, but the industry says it is mainly interested in one part of it, now cordoned off by the Pentagon: the eastern Gulf of Mexico.The industry's focus on an area located near a sprawling network of existing platforms, pipes and ports could ease the path to new reserves, and assuage the drilling opponents near other places offered under the Interior Department's proposed drilling plan issued last ...

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 17:46 IST
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