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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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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 6:05:49 AM

it has long ago picked up and exceeded the number of rigs operating before 20 April. Not sure where the NY Times gets its news.
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sammy518
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:07:55 AM

they should have to have all back to 100% before they are allowed to touch anything
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 7:45:43 AM

Safety first this time
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nb52
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 6:32:06 AM

I think the EPA and other government agencies will delay permits enough to stop further drilling in the Gulf.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 4:04:24 AM

Watch the spills masters carefully: BP, Exxon and Shell. Drill for oil with the workers safety in mind and care for the earths environment.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle is, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:10:42 AM


More production, done safely, is a good short-term development. We definitely need alternative sources in the longer term. Complete reliance on oil has got to end soon.
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 12:02:10 AM

sillywagon, I wish more people living in California and New York were like you. Our states would be much better places to live.

[Edited by: Alaydown at 3/6/2012 12:03:56 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:58:51 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:58:44 PM

Obama and his Energy Secretary Dr. Chu have both said they want gasoline prices at “European levels” ($8-10 per gallon) to “encourage” conservation and to make higher priced "alternative" forms of energy more competitive. Until he is voted out of office or until he changes his energy policy, prices will continue to stay high. The national average price of gasoline when Obama took office was $1.79. Today it is $3.71.

Fortunately Energy Secretary Chu's testimony to Congress is on videotape. Two weeks ago and in 2009, Chu said to Congress that the goal is not to lower gasoline prices because higher gas prices encourage conservation, which is the goal. After Obama's press secretary was asked about and surprised about those statements, Chu told Congress last week that they do not want to raise gas prices.

This being an election year has forced Dr. Chu to lie under oath last week to Congress after he made the opposite statement to Congress on Tuesday the week before.

Obama said that increased drilling will not lower fuel prices, but yet his regime has asked the Saudis to increase oil production in order to lower fuel prices. It seems that Obama says one thing to the American people, but says something else when he thinks no one is watching.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:57:11 PM

Fascinating.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:50:10 PM

After what happened with BP in the Gulf, Mexican and Cuban inspectors are probably no worse than the American ones because they did not do their job. The oceans are the wrong place for anyone to be drilling so Florida get prepared because like the hurricanes that come which you can't stop, so will the oil spills. if the sea life is killed off than people will be the next in line to disappear from the earth.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:47:07 PM

More drilling but no accidents please.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:38:57 PM

Good.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:31:26 PM

maybe the gas will go down after all the spring breaks are over
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:30:25 PM

Be safe...
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outlaw329
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:28:05 PM

Lets just drill where the oil is and quit giving it away! Also stand up to iran and show them they are nothing and we are nothing to mess with.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:24:16 PM

So, how about lowering gas prices then?
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:22:29 PM

Deep water drilling will always be needed.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:21:13 PM

We should be drilling there
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:16:10 PM

Obama's being blasted for being an anti-American and a curse on this nation.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:16:05 PM

Alaydown wrote: "So you failed to accomplish anything then in your posts then."

Right up there with your posts. Learned from the best.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:15:41 PM

let's hope this drilling will bring the prices back down to an easier prices to swallow...I honestly think they raise the prices all of a sudden and then when it drops even a little we're all grateful and stop complaining so much...I'm pretty sure we won't see those 100.00 a litre prices ever again...and we complained about them too
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:12:31 PM

Wow! And you hard nosed Republicans keep blasting the President as being against drilling! Shame on you! It doesn't matter how many acres or drilling blocks are leased and how many more that are drilling wells, you don't know what is going on.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:09:56 PM

more domestic supply is good
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:09:15 PM

Drill it now.
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fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:07:22 PM

"DRILL.....DRILL.......DRILL.....DRILL.....DRILL......
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fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:06:46 PM

"THANK YOU OIL COMPANIES"
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fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:05:58 PM

That could be good news.We will see if gas prices come down in an election year.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:05:05 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:59:42 PM

Hello, when are we going to wake up and use other energy sources over oil??? The oil industry and politicians are in bed together and will do ANYTHING to accelerate oil drilling in the Gulf. To hell with safety, just drill and if we spill again like 2 years ago---well thats life and get over it would be the response.

What we need is better public transportation, cars that drive from solar chips imbedded in the cars painted surface, natural gas powered cars,etc.
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Hopefully this will help us!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:52:18 PM

What to say.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:49:50 PM

Thank the president for our year long moratorium while other countries drilled in our gulf.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:49:23 PM

Alaydown for Governor... or US Senate... and then POTUS!!!!

We have too many brain dead zombies in Government. I wish it were limited to one party.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:45:58 PM

About time.
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LaVonneK
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:45:50 PM

That doesn't seem to be helping prices at the pump.
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Git 'er dun!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:39:16 PM

Go Diamond Offshore!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:38:38 PM

Long overdue.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:36:30 PM

TustinDad: "Who said anything about defending Obama? All I try to do around here is to shine the light on both sides of an issue (in true FOX fashion - right?) It is so boringly one-sided when one reads the comments here otherwise."

So you failed to accomplish anything then in your posts then.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:34:00 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:28:02 PM

with profit comes risk.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:25:12 PM

Ya sure.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:11:54 PM

Good, can we keep some of this in the U.S.?
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:09:58 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:09:52 PM

Alaydown wrote: "TustinDad, so your only defense of Obama"

Who said anything about defending Obama? All I try to do around here is to shine the light on both sides of an issue (in true FOX fashion - right?) It is so boringly one-sided when one reads the comments here otherwise.

[Edited by: TustinDad at 3/5/2012 10:14:42 PM EST]
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onegiraffeAL
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:09:26 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 10:09:03 PM

better luck the second time around
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Good post singlemom27.... If congress ever gets and works together to do what is good for our country we may solve most of our problems..... HOPEFULLY, before it is too late...
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Demand/profits will always drive exploration. We are addicted to black gold and will be until it no longer exists.
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