Obama's Gulf Moratorium Is Equal To 1/3 The Lost Oil From Libya

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The slow return to normalcy in the Gulf, following last year’s BP disaster, and the subsequent moratorium on new permits is having a real impact on global oil output.The WSJ grabs a good stat:

The drilling suspension, along with a new, slower permitting process, will result in the loss this year of about 375,000 barrels of oil a day, according to energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie. That is roughly equivalent to one-third of the production in Libya that remains shut down because of political turmoil there.

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