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Deep water drilling ban lifted early

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Deluge Of Sound, Oct 13, 2010.


  1. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Inactive

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    Well, that's swell.

    Don't want to post a link, as most of the articles get into partisan politics, but I wanted to see what TBOT has to say, particularly our Gulf Coast posters.
     
  2. XigXag

    XigXag

    Mar 30, 2010
    Dayton Ohio
    Hey, all that oil just up and disappeared, so why not. Corexit is MAGIC!
     
  3. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Inactive

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    About time if you ask me.
     
  4. The rig workers and support staff need the jobs and we need the oil.
     
  5. funkydjembe

    funkydjembe

    Apr 5, 2007
    Norway
    Maybe the gulf stream will bring all the oil residue up to the northeast Europe. That would be swell.
     
  6. PSPookie

    PSPookie Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2006
    Lubbock, TX
    The drilling ban was lifted early, you say? I'm shocked :rolleyes:
     
  7. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    You mean someone in govt made a statement and then did the opposite? Nah, that doesnt happen!
     
  8. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Inactive

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    There's a whole lot of conjecture going around as to why--most of it includes the midterm elections, and so I left it out, per TB rules.
     
  9. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    ^ Well, that is only obvious. Politicans love their scandals, its the biggest tool in re-election or ousting the current person in position of power.
     
  10. Lifting the ban means nothing on it's own. You have to go through a whole new permitting process before you can drill, (unless you are from China, Cuba, Venezuela or Russia.
     
  11. CapnSev

    CapnSev

    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    +1

    It has to be done if we don't want to be dependent on others.

    There's no reason that we can't keep a closer eye on things.
     
  12. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Cue entrance of Chinese, Cuban, Venezuelan, and Russian drilling teams.
     
  13. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Inactive

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    The Russians are coming!
     
  14. wazzel

    wazzel

    Dec 27, 2007
    Cypress, TX
    Very true. The MMS and other govt groups have not eve rolled out the changes yet.
     
  15. I read an article a couple of days ago, can't remember where (for link), about China buying up some Texas oil fields. So don't be too surprised if that move wasn't a "you owe us trillions of dollars in debt we bought from you, we want to drill HERE".
     
  16. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    The funniest part in all this, is that most Americans think that that all the oil that comes from offshore drilling, or domestic drilling stays in the US. People need to educate themselves before adhering to what they believe are informed opinions. The US is the 17th largest oil EXPORTER in the world today.
     
  17. Let It Fall

    Let It Fall Inactive

    Oct 15, 2009
    Baton Rouge
    The funniest part of this is its more like 17th out of 17...

    http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/ene_oil_exp-energy-oil-exports

    The countries who export less number's are closer to 0
     
  18. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Barrels per day exported
    1 8,728,000 2007 est.
    2 Russia 4,930,000 2007 est.
    3 Iran 2,719,000 2007 est.
    4 United Arab Emirates 2,700,000 2007 est.
    5 Canada 2,421,000 2008 est.
    6 Norway 2,383,000 2008 est.
    7 Kuwait 2,349,000 2007 est.
    8 Nigeria 2,327,000 2007 est.
    9 European Union 2,196,000 2007 est.
    10 Venezuela 2,182,000 2007 est.
    11 Mexico 1,986,000 2008 est.
    12 Iraq 1,900,000 2008 est.
    13 Algeria 1,891,000 2007 est.
    14 Netherlands 1,647,000 2008 est.
    15 United Kingdom 1,602,000 2008 est.
    16 Libya 1,542,000 2007 est.
    17 United States 1,433,000 2008 est.
    18 Angola 1,407,000 2007 est.
    19 Kazakhstan 1,313,000 2007 est.
    20 Singapore 1,289,000 2007 est.
    21 Qatar 1,043,000 2007 est.
    22 Korea, South 800,000 2008 est.
    23 India 671,200 2007 est.
    24 Italy 667,100 2008 est.
    25 Oman 593,700 2008 est.
    26 Germany 582,900 2008 est.
    27 Brazil 570,100 2007 est.
    28 France 554,100 2008 est.
    29 Azerbaijan 528,900 2007 est.
    30 Malaysia 511,900 2007 est.
    31 Belgium 507,500 2008 est.
    32 Ecuador 417,000 2007 est.
    33 Virgin Islands 388,000 2007 est.
    33 China 388,000 2007 est.
    34 Equatorial Guinea 362,900 2007 est.
    35 Vietnam 347,400 2007 est.
    36 Australia 332,400 2008 est.
    37 Argentina 314,400 2007 est.
    38 Belarus 303,900 2007 est.
    39 Sudan 303,800 2007 est.
    40 Taiwan 303,500 2007 est.
    41 Colombia 294,000 2008 est.
    42 Denmark 287,100 2008 est.
    43 Yemen 274,400 2007 est.
    44 Japan 268,300 2008 est.
    45 Trinidad and Tobago 248,300 2007 est.
    46 Congo, Republic of the 241,100 2007 est.
    47 Bahrain 238,300 2007 est.
    48 Aruba 231,100 2007 est.
    49 Gabon 227,300 2007 est.
    50 Spain 226,900 2008 est.
    51 Netherlands Antilles 224,600 2007 est.
    52 Sweden 219,300 2008 est.
    53 Thailand 216,400 2007 est.
    54 Brunei 207,500 2007 est.
    55 Chad 157,900 2007 est.
    56 Egypt 155,200 2007 est.
    57 Syria 155,000 2008 est.
    58 Greece 151,300 2008 est.
    59 Turkey 141,700 2008 est.
    60 Lithuania 137,200 2007 est.
    61 Finland 133,000 2008 est.
    62 South Africa 128,500 2007 est.
    63 Cote d'Ivoire 115,700 2007 est.
    64 Romania 115,600 2007 est.
    65 Cameroon 107,100 2007 est.
    66 Timor-Leste 100,900 NA
    67 Ukraine 97,200 2007 est.
    68 Indonesia 85,000 2008 est.
    69 Turkmenistan 84,770 2007 est.
    70 Tunisia 77,130 2007 est.
    71 Bulgaria 76,570 2007 est.
    72 Slovakia 74,070 2008 est.
    73 Hungary 72,050 2008 est.
    74 Israel 69,580 2007 est.
    75 Peru 68,640 2007 est.
    76 Poland 67,340 2008 est.
    77 Portugal 53,260 2008 est.
    78 Chile 49,250 2007 est.
    79 Austria 45,580 2008 est.
    80 Croatia 43,750 2007 est.
    81 Bahamas, The 41,570 2007 est.
    82 Philippines 36,720 2007 est.
    83 New Zealand 34,260 2008 est.
    84 Papua New Guinea 32,490 2007 est.
    85 Mauritania 30,620 2007 est.
    86 Pakistan 30,090 2007 est.
    87 Ireland 22,710 2008 est.
    88 Czech Republic 22,560 2008 est.
    89 Guatemala 21,850 2007 est.
    90 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 20,090 2007 est.
    91 Hong Kong 19,480 2008
    92 Morocco 17,420 2007 est.
    93 Puerto Rico 16,520 2007 est.
    94 Bolivia 10,950 2007 est.
    95 Switzerland 10,310 2008 est.
    96 Benin 8,770 2007 est.
    97 Slovenia 8,450 2007 est.
    98 Macedonia 7,410 2007 est.
    99 Estonia 7,280 2007 est.
    100 Kenya 7,270 2007 est.
    101 Uruguay 7,100 2007 est.
    102 Uzbekistan 6,104 2007 est.
    103 Latvia 5,873 2007 est.
    104 Senegal 5,653 2007 est.
    105 Ghana 4,843 2007 est.
    106 Panama 4,803 2007 est.
    107 Suriname 4,308 2007 est.
    108 Serbia 3,641 2005
    109 Iceland 2,975 2008 est.
    110 Bangladesh 2,612 2007 est.
    111 Fiji 2,455 2007 est.
    112 Belize 2,260 2007 est.
    113 Burma 2,200 2007 est.
    114 Costa Rica 2,117 2007 est.
    115 El Salvador 1,927 2007 est.
    116 Kyrgyzstan 1,890 2007 est.
    117 Barbados 1,750 2007 est.
    118 Togo 1,547 2005
    119 Georgia 1,486 2007 est.
    120 Somalia 1,475 2007 est.
    121 Sri Lanka 968 2007 est.
    122 Albania 749 2005 est.
    123 New Caledonia 645 2007 est.
    124 West Bank 511 NA
    124 Gaza Strip 511 NA
    125 Sierra Leone 502 2007 est.
    126 Madagascar 365 2007 est.
    127 Tajikistan 349 NA
    128 Montenegro 314 2005
    129 Zambia 275 2007 est.
    130 Antigua and Barbuda 219 2007 est.
    131 Nicaragua 213 2007 est.
    132 Bosnia and Herzegovina 192 2007 est.
    133 Luxembourg 168 2008 est.
    134 Greenland 150 2007 est.
    135 Gambia, The 42 2007 est.
    136 Moldova 36 2007 est.
    137 Liberia 23 2007 est.
    138 Djibouti 19 2007 est.
    Spin it how you like. As of 2008, we still export almost a million and a half barrels of oil per day. My point, again put in simpler terms so you don't miss it, is that domestic oil isn't put into barrels marked for US consumption only. The fact that we (US) export over 16% as much oil in one day as Saudi Arabia may seem insignificant to you, but I doubt very many people in this country have a clue as to how much of domestic oil production leaves our borders.
     
  19. Most of our oil comes from Canada and Mexico, but we still need to produce the lifeblood of commerce. If we were to drill in earnest, we could eliminate OPEC from our ledger in 10 years or so. Is Brazil, Russia or anyone else outside of us for that matter not taking their oil production opportunity seriously? Why are we so timid? [We likely can't talk about the answer to that question.]

    And yes, I know oil is fungible [except in wartime].
     
  20. Exactly.
     
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