The European Commission is to extend the liability scope for offshore oil and gas rigs from 22km to 370km under new proposals adopted today (27 October).

Under new proposals aimed at preventing environmental disasters along the lines of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the European Commission has adopted a package of proposals which, according to Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger, will be “a crucial step forward” in achieving a cle...

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