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Deepwater Oil Drilling Picks Up Again as BP Disaster Fades

NY Times -- HOUSTON — Nearly two years after an explosion on an oil platform killed 11 workers and sent millions of gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, deepwater drilling has regained momentum in the gulf and is spreading around the world.
After a yearlong drilling moratorium, BP and other oil companies are intensifying their exploration and production in the gulf, which will soon surpass the levels attained before the accident. Drilling in the area is about to be expanded into Mexican and Cuban waters, beyond most American controls, even though any accident would almost inevitably affect the United States shoreline. Oil companies are also moving into new areas off the coast of East Africa and the eastern Mediterranean.
“The price of gasoline is becoming a genuine crisis for many America


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Submitted Mar 05, 2012 By: bar1035
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dave1745
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:43:49 PM

Hmm
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:43:39 PM

good
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:43:29 PM

TustinDad, Not arguing the number of rigs, and oil output, but just what is the bummers hand in it? The number of permits issued by the government since Oh-Bow-Ma took office is down by about 60%, it is the drilling on private lands in the Dakotas that is up. Oh Bummer was even chastised by a Fed. Court for foot draging on issuing permits in the gulf!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:43:06 PM

Great
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:37:50 PM

Consumerism
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Saturn93
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:37:50 PM

Fine. Just don't let BP do the drilling.
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jdc17327
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:36:24 PM

OKAY, BUT WE WON'T GET ANY AS USUAL & THE PRICE KEEPS ON GOING..............UP!!!!
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danol43
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:35:56 PM

So other countries come into the gulf and drill because Obama would not let our people work there. Nice :(
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:33:31 PM

GigHarborHound wrote: "haysailor, go back to sleep, or at least research the facts!! They are out there, and not just on fox!! "

If you want facts, why not look at the Baker Hughes data and here for the EIA data. If FOX does not give you this, change channel to something less biased.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:33:07 PM

Good for BP
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:30:14 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:27:41 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:23:38 PM

Learn from the mistakes and move on.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:23:30 PM

haysailor, go back to sleep, or at least research the facts!! They are out there, and not just on fox!!

Do you get all of your news/"facts" from abcnbccbscssmcnbc?


[Edited by: GigHarborHound at 3/5/2012 8:25:31 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:21:56 PM

Disasters are going to happen and they are sad when they do but we cannot dwell on them.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:19:27 PM

heysailor, have you been drinking O'Bummer's koolaid?
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:18:56 PM

Who says the disaster has faded?
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:15:55 PM

This disaster will not fade away--as many were killed & much oil spilled & wildlife lost their lives.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:15:03 PM

We have no shortage of oil, but incidents such as the Saudi pipeline bombing, the mysterious "accidental" car crash near Chicago, and the perceived nuclear threat from Iran are all used as tools to artificially inflate the price.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:10:25 PM

I guess the rednecks and FOXNews won't give Obama any credit for this. Under his leadership, domestic oil output is at an eight year high and we have more oil rigs deployed than the rest of the world put together.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:09:31 PM

When you own the well you can sell it to who ever you want at their asking price. Some countries will pay anything just to get it. We need higher export tarrifs.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:04:37 PM

nothing's faded but we need to continue
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 7:01:00 PM

Drill baby drill
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It need to so prices can drop
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:59:51 PM

I thought that Obama only approved one drilling permit for the gulf.
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Good for Argentina. Hope they find lots of oil.
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Just trying to keep up with the Chinese.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:48:34 PM

Put a surcharge on gasoline exported, this should help them to keep enough gasoline here to keep the price down!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:46:59 PM

More deep water drilling will not decrease the price. It's anti-economics.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:46:26 PM

dhan to help the economy
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:41:59 PM

but will it lower gas prices?
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:39:40 PM

Here we go again.
History repeats itself.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:37:41 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:35:21 PM

Sounds good to me.
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Ok
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Need a faster fix!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:27:37 PM

Not quickly enough
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:25:43 PM

This has been going on for years. Oil companies discover more oil ever year and more oil is pumped out of the ground, yet the price of crude stays high because of speculators.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:24:00 PM

Let them mess up the water someplace else is good not the Gulf
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:23:10 PM

It is good that the drilling is intensifying, but remember that eleven people lost their lives on that rig.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:21:42 PM

V HMH
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Amazing what happens in an election year.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:15:55 PM

How many major oil disaster have we had over the last decades? One? Two? Statistically I csay drill, who cares if there may be a spill
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:14:12 PM

I'm sure that drilling in the gulf is so much more safer now. Tic Toc. It's just a matter of how long before the next time.
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I hope lessons were learned...
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Let's develop our own resources for our own consumption!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:11:56 PM

Good post milespergallon... The oil companies know how to drill safely.. BUT, take short cuts to max profits..
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Get rid of this Marxist and drill like hell!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:10:48 PM

milespergallon avers:

'A better for the future is start mass producing the conversion kit to switch to Natural Gas AND get the HYDROGEN Alternative Fuel Based Vehicle'

This is putting the cart before the horse. Without building a very, very expensive fueling infrastructure FIRST, the car conversion is a waste of money.

Incidentally, hydrogen fuel is decades away, plus, unlike natural gas, its not even an energy source.

[Edited by: E-Squirrel at 3/5/2012 7:11:04 PM EST]
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"The Big Fix" trailer about the BP oil spill and coverup

[Edited by: gamechanger2011 at 3/5/2012 7:09:08 PM EST]
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Won't help us with a president who supports high prices
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And the Future's Boys roll along unchecked. Well single handily they will kill the economy.
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