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drill baby drill is the ultimate scam going-the reps in particular preach this platform all of the time and get people to buy into this B.S-saying it is the way to reduce our own dependence on foreign oil and that we must open up more places to drilling in the USA-but the ultimate scam going is these places are MANY times not drilled or leased by USA companies once opened right here in America-if we are going to really buy into drill baby drill-the leases should remain soley with USA companies and the oil should not be sold on the open market to countries like China for example.

 

The latest blow out once again shows the b.s that goes on here

"Repsol E&P USA Inc. is a subsidiary of Spain energy company Repsol-YPF. The company holds the second-most leases in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast" please tell me why a subsidiary of a spanish oil company holds the second most leases off alaska's northwest coast? why is it always foreign owned companies are the ones drilling on USA land? Why do we allow this if our own energy dependence is so critical. The ONLY way I am okay with new oil drilling in the USA is if it is done truly for USA interests and not allowing the land lease to be sold to non usa companies but this will never happen.

 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A blowout at an exploratory well near the coast of the Beaufort Sea underscores the threat to the pristine Arctic Ocean environment if offshore drilling is allowed by the Obama administration, environmental groups said Thursday.

No crude oil spilled onto the tundra and no workers were injured in the incident Wednesday, but an estimated 42,000 gallons of drilling mud was spit out of the well owned by Repsol E&P USA Inc. The blowout on the Colville River Delta, 18 miles northeast of the village of Nuiqsut, also expelled natural gas that could have ignited.

"What it shows is that there can be blowouts with exploratory wells hitting pockets of gas," said Pamela Miller of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center in Fairbanks.

Lois Epstein of The Wilderness Society in Anchorage said the well was drilled by an experienced company whose plans were reviewed by the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

"What this shows, and this is not the first time, is that drilling is a dirty and complicated business and that accidents happen, even to the best of companies, even with the best of oversight," she said. "What that tells me as someone who is working to find the right balance between drilling and protection is that you've got to recognize that certain areas, if you're going to allow drilling, there are going to be problems, and therefore the most sensitive areas need to be protected from drilling."

Water and small amounts of gas continued to flow from the well Thursday, said Cathy Foerster, one of three members of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The commission oversees drilling for worker safety, environmental protection and petroleum conservation.

Workers must wait for gas to completely clear before starting machinery that can be used to regain control of the well, she said.

The cause of the incident has not been determined, Foerster said, but the commission will investigate.

The incident began when Repsol's contractor, Nabors Drilling, penetrated a shallow gas pocket at 2,535 feet. The release of pressure resulted in a gas kick that sent drilling mud spewing out of the hole.

Drilling mud, also called drilling fluid, is used to lubricate the drill shaft, cool the hole and carry cut rock to the surface. It's also used to apply downward pressure on gas or liquids that could flow upward.

"The drilling fluid that they had in the hole should have been adequate for what they were expecting to encounter," Foerster said. "We need to understand why it wasn't, and that will be part of our investigation."

Workers tried killing the well by pumping more fluid down the borehole. That mud also was blown out.

The well was equipped with a diverter, a required safety device that moved mud and natural gas about 75 feet from the well. The drilling crew shut down machinery to make sure the gas was not ignited.

Foerster said Repsol is new to Alaska but had hired local consultants for their drilling. The company, following requirements, had conducted a thorough shallow hazards survey to look for gas.

"Their survey did not identify the small lens of gas that they encountered," she said.

The commission has no indication that Repsol did anything wrong.

"We don't like it when this happens, but it's one of the known risks," Foerster said. "It's something we know might happen and we've engineered, not a solution to it, but a prevention of disaster. The diverter is what we have engineered to handle this kind of incident should it happen, and it does, so everything happened the way it was supposed to happen."

Foerster does not describe the incident as a blowout. There no burning rig, loss of life or oil spread over the tundra. A better description, she said, is a "loss of well control."

"That term is very accurate and it doesn't have any of the emotional terror attached to it that 'blowout' does," Foerster said.

Repsol E&P USA Inc. is a subsidiary of Spain energy company Repsol-YPF. The company holds the second-most leases in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast, where Royal Dutch Shell PLC's U.S. unit hopes to drill exploratory wells this summer. Shell Oil Co. is awaiting federal approval of its spill response plan, which includes a "capping stack" that can be lowered onto a well and a flotilla of spill response vessels accompanying drill ships. Shell spokeswoman Kelly op de Weegh said there is no comparison to the preventative measure and contingency plans that Shell has in place for its offshore program.

 

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why is it always foreign owned companies are the ones drilling on USA land?

 

False. They are drilling in international waters. If you are upset with this... check out the Gulf of Mexico and the waters near Florida and Cuba.

 

Canada is our number one exporter of oil to the US. Why did the Dems kill Keystone?

 

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Hell man, go up and buy some land and an oil well and have at it, it ain't us stopping you

 

 

 

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quote name="superstriper" url="/t/836452/drill-baby-drill-the-ultimate-scam#post_8997007]drill baby drill is the ultimate scam going-the reps in particular preach this platform all of the time and get people to buy into this B.S-saying it is the way to reduce our own dependence on foreign oil and that we must open up more places to drilling in the USA-but the ultimate scam going is these places are MANY times not drilled or leased by USA companies once opened right here in America-if we are going to really buy into drill baby drill-the leases should remain soley with USA companies and the oil should not be sold on the open market to countries like China for example.

The latest blow out once again shows the b.s that goes on here

"Repsol E&P USA Inc. is a subsidiary of Spain energy company Repsol-YPF. The company holds the second-most leases in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast" please tell me why a subsidiary of a spanish oil company holds the second most leases off alaska's northwest coast? why is it always foreign owned companies are the ones drilling on USA land? Why do we allow this if our own energy dependence is so critical. The ONLY way I am okay with new oil drilling in the USA is if it is done truly for USA interests and not allowing the land lease to be sold to non usa companies but this will never happen.

 

Repsol E&P USA inc. is a US company. Further more Obama has been putting up for sale oil drill sites to the highest bidder. Consider the following:

 

NEW ORLEANS — The Obama administration today announced that the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the consolidated Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 216/222 in New Orleans on June 20, 2012. The sale will include all available unleased areas in the Central Planning Area offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

 

As for those foriegn companies consider this regarding the Obama oil and gas "fund raiser" :

“Foreign energy companies are seeing their influence grow, accounting for almost 30% of high bids, up from 20% in the last two central sales,” reports Armstrong. “StatoilHydro and BHP Billiton both continue to be active bidders.”

 

 

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quote name="superstriper" url="/t/836452/drill-baby-drill-the-ultimate-scam#post_8997007]drill baby drill is the ultimate scam going-the reps in particular preach this platform all of the time and get people to buy into this B.S-saying it is the way to reduce our own dependence on foreign oil and that we must open up more places to drilling in the USA-but the ultimate scam going is these places are MANY times not drilled or leased by USA companies once opened right here in America-if we are going to really buy into drill baby drill-the leases should remain soley with USA companies and the oil should not be sold on the open market to countries like China for example.

The latest blow out once again shows the b.s that goes on here

"Repsol E&P USA Inc. is a subsidiary of Spain energy company Repsol-YPF. The company holds the second-most leases in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast" please tell me why a subsidiary of a spanish oil company holds the second most leases off alaska's northwest coast? why is it always foreign owned companies are the ones drilling on USA land? Why do we allow this if our own energy dependence is so critical. The ONLY way I am okay with new oil drilling in the USA is if it is done truly for USA interests and not allowing the land lease to be sold to non usa companies but this will never happen.


Repsol E&P USA inc. is a US company. Further more Obama has been putting up for sale oil drill sites to the highest bidder. Consider the following:


Quote:

NEW ORLEANS — The Obama administration today announced that the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the consolidated Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 216/222 in New Orleans on June 20, 2012. The sale will include all available unleased areas in the Central Planning Area offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.


As for those foriegn companies consider this regarding the Obama oil and gas "fund raiser" :

Quote:

“Foreign energy companies are seeing their influence grow, accounting for almost 30% of high bids, up from 20% in the last two central sales,” reports Armstrong. “StatoilHydro and BHP Billiton both continue to be active bidders.”





Obama is just the most anti American president .......EVER.        Fred Astair and Ginger Vitis couldn't dance around this one.

 



 


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