In this undated photo, a boat nears an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The Obama administration announced plans Thursday to open 45 million additional acres of offshore Gulf waters for oil and gas development and exploration. 
 ASSOCIATED PRESS
In this undated photo, a boat nears an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The Obama administration announced plans Thursday to open 45 million additional acres of offshore Gulf waters for oil and gas development and exploration. ASSOCIATED PRESS
In this undated photo, a boat nears an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The Obama administration announced plans Thursday to open 45 million additional acres of offshore Gulf waters for oil and gas development and exploration. ASSOCIATED PRESS

45M acres added to Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease options

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