A US Congressional committee has agreed measures that would ban BP from new offshore drilling for seven years. The House committee on natural resources voted in favour of precluding companies with poor safety records from offshore oil exploration permits.
The proposed law does not name BP, but would apply to any company that has experienced 10 or more deaths in the last seven years.
The April explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 workers.
Full story: BBC News – BP faces 7-year offshore drilling ban