In the wake of BP's static-kill shutdown of its Macondo well, the country's top oil and gas...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

In the wake of BP's static-kill shutdown of its Macondo well, the country's top oil and gas regulator (a reorganized Minerals Management Service) says the deepwater drilling ban could be lifted ahead of a Nov. 30 deadline. Thirty-three rigs have been shut down in recent weeks due to the ban.