As US Sits, Other Nations Press Ahead on Drilling

Canada, Norway among those leading the way
World-wide Ocean Drilling Booms
Workboats and drilling rigs operate at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday, July 17, 2010.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – While the Obama administration moratorium on new offshore drilling remains in place, other countries are moving forward with their drilling projects. Brazil, Nigeria, and Angola are among those taking advantage of the suddenly available drilling resources and rigs freed by the moratorium, reports the Washington Post.

Deep ocean drilling rigs have already departed the Gulf region and more are scheduled to do the same. Canada and Norway, the nation with perhaps the most stringent safety strategy, continue with their own long-term plans for fuel exploration. "Easy oil is running out," said a Norwegian official. "We've been exploring for oil and gas where it lies." Read the full article. (Read more moratorium stories.)

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