BP (BP) plans to start drilling off Libya’s coast in the next few weeks as its links with the North African country come under scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers. Four U.S. senators yesterday asked Secretary Clinton to investigate whether BP helped secure the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al- Megrahi from a Scottish jail to facilitate the drilling deal. Robert Wine, a spokesman for BP, said today that BP plans to also start drilling onshore in the 13,000 square kilometer Ghadames basin by the end of the year – Bloomberg
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