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In this Oct. 27, 2011 photo, the satellite oil rig "Danny Adkins," owned by Noble Oil, can be seen on the horizon from the Perdido platform. (AP Photo/Jon Fahey)

Deep Gulf oil drilling thrives again

The Obama administration had halted drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after the massive BP oil spill. But the first new drilling permit was issued in March, and now the Gulf is humming again as oil executives describe it as the world's best place to drill.