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Capitol Crude: The US Oil Policy Podcast

Keeping offshore oil production on track: The future of the Gulf of Mexico

September 12, 2016 (7:35 mins)



Meghan Gordon and Brian Scheid

Low oil prices and less invested in exploration has squeezed crude production in the US, but Gulf of Mexico production is expected to grow -- even as regulators are growing increasingly concerned about another major spill or loss of life from offshore safety.

Platts senior editors Meghan Gordon and Brian Scheid discuss the new Mark Wahlberg movie Deepwater Horizon, the concerns over the next possible Gulf of Mexico catastrophe and the current economics of offshore drilling. Platts senior editor Starr Spencer also joins to explain what's driving US Gulf production decisions.

Check back every Monday for the latest analysis of US oil policy news from leading Platts editors covering the Capitol. E-mail the editor at brian.scheid@platts.com.


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