BHP Billiton in early February said that its board approved expenditure of $2.2 billion for its share of the development of the Mad Dog Phase 2 project off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. BHP Billiton holds a 23.9 percent participating interest in the Mad Dog field….
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