Pumping for oil to begin off Cuba this weekend
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Cuba oil project drilling to start

Cuba will begin exploratory drilling in search of oil this weekend, when drilling will start on a rig just 100 kilometres from Florida.

The operation is raising concerns over what happens under the terms of the US embargo, in the event of an incident at sea.

The embargo states that neither American firms nor the coast guard could come to Cuba's assistance or provide equipment to help contain or clean up any oil spills.

Sarah Rainsford reports from Havana.

  • 27 Jan 2012
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