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This illustration provided by Jorge R. Pinon, a former president of Amoco Oil Latin America who is now at the University of Texas at Austin, shows where different oil companies hold the rights to drill in various offshore blocks in Cuban waters in the Gulf of Mexico. An initial well drilled by Spanish oil giant Repsol came up dry, so the stakes for Cuba are high that oil be found soon.

This illustration provided by Jorge R. Pinon, a former president of Amoco Oil Latin America who is now at the University of Texas at Austin, shows where different oil companies hold the rights to drill in various offshore blocks in Cuban waters in the Gulf of Mexico. An initial well drilled by Spanish oil giant Repsol came up dry, so the stakes for Cuba are high that oil be found soon.

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