US Compaines Banned – But Cuba Will Begin Drilling Off Florida Coast By December

Discussion in 'Energy' started by Jroc, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Jroc
    Offline

    Jroc יעקב כהן Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    19,214
    Thanks Received:
    6,244
    Trophy Points:
    390
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +11,529
    Does Obama want American jobs ?while he panders to the leftist eviromental wakos other counties will be drilling 59 miles off our shores.:cuckoo:



    Drilling off Keys to begin by December


    [​IMG]



    A giant, semi-submersible oil rig en route from Singapore will probably be drilling in the Florida Straits between Key West and Cuba in mid-December. The rig could arrive earlier, but Repsol, the Spanish oil company, wants to wait until after hurricane season ends before it begins drilling.

    This latest report on the progress of the Italian-made Scarabeo 9 oil rig comes from Lee Hunt, the chief executive of the International Association of Drilling Contractors, who just returned from a trip to Cuba last week as part of a joint delegation with the environmental group, the Environmental Defense Fund.

    Hunt also said that Repsol plans on having one well drilled by the end of the year.



    Read more: Drilling off Keys to begin by December - Florida Keys - MiamiHerald.com
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  2. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,117
    Thanks Received:
    9,265
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,395
    This is destined to be a lesson learned.

    Reminds me of when I was strolling the beach at the Ritz Carlton in Naples, FLA. I was chatting with an attendant, mareling at the view. I said "y'know- something's missing out there". He's like "and how could you improve on this view?".

    I said "drilling rigs- lots of them".

    He turned on his heel and left.

    The irony of that linked story is so sweet, it brings tears to my eyes.
     
  3. Jroc
    Offline

    Jroc יעקב כהן Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    19,214
    Thanks Received:
    6,244
    Trophy Points:
    390
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +11,529
    The environmental wackos don't want us drilling anywhere really, and we have the most advanced methods and companies to do it here, Americans need jobs, energy production could create 100's of thousands of jobs and bring in billions to the treasury. Nope… can't have that "tax the rich":cuckoo:
     
  4. The Infidel
    Offline

    The Infidel EVIL CONSERVATIVE

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    17,252
    Thanks Received:
    3,170
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    AMERITOPIA
    Ratings:
    +3,173

    But we are safer now :confused:



    If not, we can pay folks to clean up the mess.... after all, the Cubans have a great track record of environmentalism.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011
  5. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,117
    Thanks Received:
    9,265
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,395
    I love it. :thup:
     
  6. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,117
    Thanks Received:
    9,265
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,395
    I want to marry it.
     
  7. ogibillm
    Offline

    ogibillm Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    14,029
    Thanks Received:
    1,617
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +4,570
    did you actually read the article? because nowhere does it talk about going to cuba to drill because the us won't.

    actually, the article makes a strong case for normalization of relations with cuba.
     
  8. Jroc
    Offline

    Jroc יעקב כהן Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    19,214
    Thanks Received:
    6,244
    Trophy Points:
    390
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +11,529
    The point is other countries are drilling, we put restictions on it. Get a clue, I could give a shit about Cuba. we need to do whats good for this country and energy production is one important part of a recovery.
     
  9. idb
    Offline

    idb Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Messages:
    10,536
    Thanks Received:
    1,152
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Arrowtown, New Zealand
    Ratings:
    +2,784
    So does all the oil drilled by US companies end up in the US?
     
  10. Photonic
    Offline

    Photonic Ad astra!

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,746
    Thanks Received:
    247
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    California
    Ratings:
    +247
    This is actually ingenious. We let them build it, claim they are violating our sovereignty, and claim it for ourselves!

    Maybe Obama knows what he is doing this time!
     

Share This Page