US forfeits $18bn in oil cash due to decades-old law

An offshore oil platform and wells are silhouetted by the setting sun in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, U.S., on Thursday, July 15, 2010.  Photographer: Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg
An offshore oil platform and wells are silhouetted by the setting sun in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, U.S., on Thursday, July 15, 2010. Photographer: Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg

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