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    'Rig Row' in Pascagoula is home to drilling towers idled by moratorium

    About the argument that Obama's deep water drilling moratorium was going to ruin Louisiana's economy, and put many thousands out of work?

    Here, on what people have recently dubbed "Rig Row," the moratorium is creating an arresting visual, even if its economic and emotional impacts are still a bit fuzzy. Only two of 33 deepwater rigs in the Gulf have left for foreign oilfields, and the predictions of tens of thousands of lost jobs across the region have yet to materialize.


    Since the Louisiana Workforce Commission started asking the question June 13, 486 people have filed new unemployment claims that say the moratorium cost them their jobs.

    However, weekly unemployment claims data in the mining industry sector, which comprises primarily oil- and gas-related jobs, have shown no noticeable spike since the moratorium was declared May 28. Overall employment data in coastal parishes also show little change since the drilling ban.
    So much for scare tactics by oil company shills.

    Article is here.
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    Re: 'Rig Row' in Pascagoula is home to drilling towers idled by moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    About the argument that Obama's deep water drilling moratorium was going to ruin Louisiana's economy, and put many thousands out of work?



    So much for scare tactics by oil company shills.

    Article is here.
    The moratorium has been just wonderful for us land-based petroleum folks. Yay for the strong arm of government!!

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    Re: 'Rig Row' in Pascagoula is home to drilling towers idled by moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    So much for scare tactics by oil company shills.

    Article is here.
    But wait! 50,000 people out of work! Oil drilling rigs fleeing overseas! Dogs and cats, living together! Disaster and mayhem!!

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    Re: 'Rig Row' in Pascagoula is home to drilling towers idled by moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    But wait! 50,000 people out of work! Oil drilling rigs fleeing overseas! Dogs and cats, living together! Disaster and mayhem!!
    I'm somewhat surprised that the rigs didn't leave. The scuttlebut here was that they would.

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    Re: 'Rig Row' in Pascagoula is home to drilling towers idled by moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I'm somewhat surprised that the rigs didn't leave. The scuttlebut here was that they would.
    I think they're adopting a wait/see attitude. And also, where else are they going to go?

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    Re: 'Rig Row' in Pascagoula is home to drilling towers idled by moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I think they're adopting a wait/see attitude. And also, where else are they going to go?
    The North Atlantic, West Africa and Brazil come to mind.

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    Re: 'Rig Row' in Pascagoula is home to drilling towers idled by moratorium

    Well, okay. If those countries are willing to take the risk of another deepwater horizon...and, if these drilling companies are willing to take the risk that those companies won't go all Venezuala on them.

    p.s. Also bumping this thread for Barbtx, who thinks the job losses have been 100k.

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