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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    This is a good move. All rigs should have those auto cut offs and it will need to be researched.
    I knew you'd automatically dump on Obama and-

    Wait, what?

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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Nope.

    The article is confusing, by the way. One paragraph says exploration has been put on hold, while the next says drilling permits have been put on hold. It would be ridiculous to hold up exploration because of this.

    The rig was doing exploratory drilling about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    I'm sorry but I can't help but be confused why no-one can definitively state what happened to this well. And why did Napolitano look so guilty making the announcment that they and EPA are going to interfere with the Coast Guard operations at the site. What I do know is that a huge number of wells with this same equipment have had no problems for 20 years.

    I think that the probability of sabotage or terrorist attack is much more likely than a drill head explosion. They are right now trying to manually close the equipment that was supposed to stop this from happening and has been successful for over 20 years on hundreds of wells. It could have been anyone from groanpiece to an Iranian submarine attack. Weren't we pressing sanctions on Japan when they attacked Pearl?
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRevs View Post
    I'm sorry but I can't help but be confused why no-one can definitively state what happened to this well.
    Because it only happened ten days ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by LowRevs View Post
    I think that the probability of sabotage or terrorist attack is much more likely than a drill head explosion. They are right now trying to manually close the equipment that was supposed to stop this from happening and has been successful for over 20 years on hundreds of wells. It could have been anyone from groanpiece to an Iranian submarine attack. Weren't we pressing sanctions on Japan when they attacked Pearl?
    Somehow I think somebody in the Navy somewhere might have noticed it if a foreign submarine sailed right up to the US ...

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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRevs View Post
    I'm sorry but I can't help but be confused why no-one can definitively state what happened to this well. And why did Napolitano look so guilty making the announcment that they and EPA are going to interfere with the Coast Guard operations at the site. What I do know is that a huge number of wells with this same equipment have had no problems for 20 years.

    I think that the probability of sabotage or terrorist attack is much more likely than a drill head explosion. They are right now trying to manually close the equipment that was supposed to stop this from happening and has been successful for over 20 years on hundreds of wells. It could have been anyone from groanpiece to an Iranian submarine attack. Weren't we pressing sanctions on Japan when they attacked Pearl?
    Unless mankind is perfect, oil spills will happen. It is inevitable. The more rigs there are the greater the probability.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    I watched a little Hannity last night and could not believe my ears. He was actually blaming Obama for the mess.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Predictable. Great way for The Obama to get back in the good graces of the green weenie lobby. I bet Chavez and King Abdullah are laughing their asses off right now ...
    I hate to rain on your whinefest, but this is a temporary halt, not permanent. It kinda makes sense to make sure this does not happen again, at least not the same way.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    tens of thousands of great JOBS...

    tragic

    at A TIME LIKE THIS

    how much more can we stand?

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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    I watched a little Hannity last night and could not believe my ears. He was actually blaming Obama for the mess.
    Hannity is a jackass always has been. I don't blame Obama, nor did I blame Bush during their term when a disaster had strike the gulf coast. Anyone who is blaming the President are idiots, or they are hacks plain, and simple. I think this is a good move, since we need to be safe while we do our drilling. We don't own all of the Gulf of Mexico Cuba does own some of the gulf around their waters. I amuse that is were china, and Russia are headed Erod.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Seems like abit of a knee jerk reaction to me.People die in all manner of jobs.
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