December 16, 2012 in Nation/World

Oil drilling to resume off Cuba

Associated Press

HAVANA – A Norwegian-owned platform arrived in waters off Cuba’s north-central coast for exploratory drilling by the Russian company Zarubezhneft, authorities said Saturday, renewing the island’s search for oil after three failed wells this year.

Drilling is to begin “in the coming days” and take six months, according to a notice published by the Communist Party newspaper Granma. The depth of the project was given as 21,300 feet.

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