BP Seeks to Resume Drilling in Gulf of Mexico.
The continuing Dolphin deaths are now thought to be 50 times higher than estimated.
BP PLC is pursuing permits to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, some 15 months after one of its wells there exploded, killing 11 workers and setting off the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. .
BP is seeking permission to drill 10 development wells that had been under way when the moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by the Obama administration in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon explosion forced their suspension, a person familiar with the matter said. …