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Old May 14th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010...-oil-drilling/

Is this obama's big chance to take a chunk of the oil industry's ass? Shit, they have only spilled 90k barrels, the exxon valdez dumped 3 times that. 5 dollars a gallon by xmas...
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Obama does know what failure looks like.
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I cant believe I am saying this but I agree with him! The oil prices shouldn't go up because the safety measures are already supposed to be in place. Also how much is the huge oil spillage/loss costing? Only 90k barrel? How can you seriously type that like it's nothing? It's being spilled into the gulf and the animals and plant life are suffering because of it. I am sure it will also impact the income of fishermen in the area and the cost of seafood and fish as well.
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There won't be any new off shore drilling rigs going up any time soon. With this spill Obama will not get the green light to build rigs off our shores, which means no votes for barry.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #7
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I cant believe I am saying this but I agree with him! The oil prices shouldn't go up because the safety measures are already supposed to be in place. Also how much is the huge oil spillage/loss costing? Only 90k barrel? How can you seriously type that like it's nothing? It's being spilled into the gulf and the animals and plant life are suffering because of it. I am sure it will also impact the income of fishermen in the area and the cost of seafood and fish as well.
Show me where it is impacting these things. show me the pictures of oil soaked rocks, slimy seabirds, schools of dead fish, etc.. Where is this huge oil slick that is supposedly washing up on the coast?

KA, I work in the oil field. we are more careful of the environment than ever in the united states. you ever wonder why the arabs can sell us cheap oil? the same reason china can sell us cheap manufactured goods. 5 dollars says your fat ass cries the hardest when you cannot commute a 3/4 ton diesel in the city to your office job any more due to costs and other factors.
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5 dollars says your fat ass cries the hardest when you cannot commute a 3/4 ton diesel in the city to your office job any more due to costs and other factors.
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I'll bet you $1000 she doesn't.
You are right. i didnt cry when the gas prices went up last time and I actually was driving a big diesel truck. I am aware of my own choices in fuel consumption and willing to pay for it. Also steveo.. apparently you havent seen my ass in a long time because I believe at this point you are fat and I am not...
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You are right. i didnt cry when the gas prices went up last time and I actually was driving a big diesel truck. I am aware of my own choices in fuel consumption and willing to pay for it. Also steveo.. apparently you havent seen my ass in a long time because I believe at this point you are fat and I am not...
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where's the oil?

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100514/D9FMI8SG1.html

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - For a spill now nearly half the size of Exxon Valdez, the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is pretty hard to pin down.

Satellite images show most of an estimated 4.6 million gallons of oil has pooled in a floating, shape-shifting blob off the Louisiana coast. Some has reached shore as a thin sheen, and gooey bits have washed up as far away as Alabama. But the spill is 23 days old since the Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20 and killed 11 workers, and the thickest stuff hasn't shown up on the coast.

So, where's the oil? Where's it going to end up?

Government scientists and others tracking the spill say much of the oil is lurking just below the surface. But there seems to be no consensus on whether it will arrive in black waves, mostly dissipate into the massive Gulf or gradually settle to the ocean floor, where it could seep into the ecosystem for years.

When it comes to deepwater spills, even top experts rely on some guesswork.

One of their tools, a program the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration uses to predict how oil spills on the surface of water may behave, suggests that more than a third of the oil may already be out of the water.

About 35 percent of a spill the size of the one in the Gulf, consisting of the same light Louisiana crude, released in weather conditions and water temperatures similar to those found in the Gulf now would simply evaporate, according to data that The Associated Press entered into the program.

The model also suggests that virtually all of the benzene - a highly toxic flammable organic chemical compound and one of the chief ingredients in oil - would be stripped off and quickly vaporize.

The model was not designed for deepwater spills like the one at the Macondo well in the Mississippi Canyon now threatening the Gulf Coast. But experts said the analysis might give a close approximation of what is most likely happening where the oil plume is hitting the surface nearly 50 miles south of Louisiana.

The size and nature of the spill also has been altered by response efforts. So far, about 436,000 gallons of chemicals have been sprayed on the oil to break it up into smaller droplets and about 4 million gallons of oily water have been recovered.

Of that recovered mixture, at least 10 percent is oil, BP and NOAA said. Smaller amounts of oil also have been collected after washing ashore, and crews have burned a negligible quantity off the surface.

That would leave as much as 2.7 million gallons at sea as of Friday, with about 210,000 gallons coming up from the well every day.

The 210,000 gallons figure - specifically, about 5,000 barrels - comes from NOAA and has frequently been cited by BP PLC and the Coast Guard. Some scientists have said based on an analysis of BP's video of the leak that the flow rate is much higher, while others have concluded the video is too grainy to draw any such conclusions.

Even with computer models and history as guides, uncertainty reigns.

Doug Helton, the operations coordinator for NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration, said the agency was uncertain how much oil would sink to the bottom. For now, most of it is near the surface.

"This oil is coming from the sea floor and coming up to the surface in droplets and then once it comes to the surface it re-coelesces as a slick," he said.

Ed Overton, a Louisiana State University chemist who's analyzed the spill for NOAA, said he thinks most of the oil is within a foot of the surface.

"Ultimately, you could have a lot of oil on the shoreline. It won't be a black tide coming in, it will be globs coming ashore," he said.

"It's going to be a long, slow summer."

Wilma Subra, a chemist and MacArthur Fellow affiliated with the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, said there was a risk that the effort to break up the oil with dispersants would simply sweep it to the ocean bottom and contaminate the food chain, a possibility that has shrimpers on edge.

Merv Fingas, who has studied oil spills for 35 years and has worked for Environment Canada, that nation's environmental agency, predicted a bit of both: some would wash up, and some would stick to sediment and mud and sink slowly to the bottom, much of it likely settling near the spewing well.

"That's the fate of a lot of oil spills: sedimentation on the bottom," Fingas said.

Overton disagreed, saying the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill is too light to sink all the way.

A common refrain among experts and officials is that every oil spill is unique.

Larry McKinney, director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, said the Deepwater Horizon spill reminds him of the last catastrophic oil flood in the Gulf.

In 1979, Mexico's Ixtoc I in the western Gulf blew out and spewed about 420,000 gallons of oil a day for nine months. Large quantities of oil did not reach Texas beaches.

"This was a problem we ran into with Ixtoc, we never found the oil," McKinney said. "But I think even today if you dig down in some sandy beaches you can find a layer of Ixtoc oil."
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FTA- "For too long, a decade or more, there's been a cozy relationship between the oil companies and the federal agencies that permits them to drill," he (Obama) said. "Seems as if permits were too often issued based on a little more than assurances of safety from the oil companies."

"That cannot and will not happen anymore," he said, adding that the government "will trust, but we will verify."

HMMM, let's see...

Another American industry - "Trust, but verify",
Iran and the nuclear threat- pretend and ignore.

Fukc, is it 2012 yet?
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KA, dont give me that bs line. I specifically remeber you bitching live in chat about diesel costs.


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KA, dont give me that bs line. I specifically remeber you bitching live in chat about diesel costs.


nice 4 year old pic flabfender. I have some around here somewhere of your gut.
hmm I dont remember being so upset about it that i did more than maybe complain a bit. Besides if the us oil companies are as clean and regulated as you say they wont have to worry about the regulations being strict.
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KA, dont give me that bs line. I specifically remeber you bitching live in chat about diesel costs.




nice 4 year old pic flabfender. I have some around here somewhere of your gut.
My gut hasnt ever been anywhere near that big, and Ive never been a member of the 300 club.
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hmm I dont remember being so upset about it that i did more than maybe complain a bit. Besides if the us oil companies are as clean and regulated as you say they wont have to worry about the regulations being strict.
You were gonna sell your truck because of the cost. there is strict and there is ridiculous, ask the manufacuring business about that.

P.s. when I called your ass fat, I meant phat.
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Is this obama's big chance to take a chunk of the oil industry's ass? Shit, they have only spilled 90k barrels, the exxon valdez dumped 3 times that. 5 dollars a gallon by xmas...
If $5 a gallon is what it costs to drill for oil safely then thats what it should cost.

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Show me where it is impacting these things. show me the pictures of oil soaked rocks, slimy seabirds, schools of dead fish, etc.. Where is this huge oil slick that is supposedly washing up on the coast?
So we should wait until it becomes a huge mess to do something about it? Seems like it would be a little late then.
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You were gonna sell your truck because of the cost. there is strict and there is ridiculous, ask the manufacuring business about that.
Apparently we are not strict enough, or this wouldn't be happening.
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If $5 a gallon is what it costs to drill for oil safely then thats what it should cost.


So we should wait until it becomes a huge mess to do something about it? Seems like it would be a little late then.


Apparently we are not strict enough, or this wouldn't be happening.
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If $5 a gallon is what it costs to drill for oil safely then thats what it should cost.

This will have far reaching detrimental effects on our economy. Planes, trains, semis all run on petroleum products. The cost of goods will be inflated to cover the increase in fuel cost. Don't forget a major percentage of people heat with natural gas and propane.
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