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May 27, 2010 7:08 PM

Offshore moratorium won't affect Gulf wells already producing oil

The extension of a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico will not affect 591 deepwater wells that are already producing oil and gas, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday, nor will it affect the operations of 4,515 producing wells in relatively shallow waters.

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