"Months After Major Oil Spill, Bahamas Could Permit Offshore Drilling"

"The Bahamas Petroleum Company hopes to start drilling the first well, just 150 miles off the coast of South Florida, as soon as April."

"The Bahamas looks poised to greenlight drilling for oil in waters about 150 miles from South Florida just months after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the island nation and caused a major spill on Grand Bahama island.

The Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) hopes to drill its first exploratory well in an area 100 miles southwest of the nation’s Andros Island as early as next month, the company said in a recent regulatory filing. The Perseverance #1 venture would coincide with the 10-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which started in April 2010 and released more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

There is currently no offshore drilling in Bahamian waters."

Chris D’Angelo reports for HuffPost March 4, 2020.

Source: HuffPost, 03/05/2020