FILE - In this July 31, 2009 file photo, a Chevron gas station pump is shown in Vallejo, Calif. Britain has granted Chevron Corp. a permit for the first new deepwater drilling project in U.K. waters ... more 
FILE - In this July 31, 2009 file photo, a Chevron gas station pump is shown in Vallejo, Calif. Britain has granted Chevron Corp. a permit for the first new deepwater drilling project in U.K. waters since the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, brushing aside calls for a U.S.-style moratorium on new offshore drilling. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Paul Sakuma, file
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