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OIL AND GAS SEEPAGE FROM OCEAN FLOOR REDUCED BY OIL PRODUCTION (All Freepers Must Read!!!)
University of California, Santa Barbara ^ | November 18th 1999 | UCSB Study

Posted on 07/19/2008 5:27:13 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

Next time you step on a glob of tar on a beach in Santa Barbara County, you can thank the oil companies that it isn't a bigger glob.

(Excerpt) Read more at ia.ucsb.edu ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Philosophy; US: California
KEYWORDS: coastalenvironment; congress; corruption; drilling; energy; environment; gas; gasprices; geology; geopolitics; offshoredrilling; oil
Can you believe that a california college said this? Can you believe that the link still actually works?

Bump your favorite freeper, this is valuable information for any and all of our arsenals.

1 posted on 07/19/2008 5:27:13 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

bttt!


2 posted on 07/19/2008 5:28:26 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: steelyourfaith

Hey, given how closely tied the energy ordeal is to global warming and environmentalism, how about giving this a bump too?

:-)


3 posted on 07/19/2008 5:29:17 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Se habla straight talk?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

It sounds to me like there could be an ocean of oil beneath the surface, that would explain the pressure differences that they are describing.


4 posted on 07/19/2008 5:31:10 PM PDT by gorush (Happiness occurs between the ears, in the meantime, exterminate the Moops!)
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To: gorush

Yeah, I was thinking that too. Knowledge of natural seeps is nothing new. native americans and other historical peoples have long been going to various beaches where this phenomena occur and using said tarballs to seal their boats to make them float better.

But I can’t get over that. A university........ in california........ actually put those words together.

“thank the oil companies”

I could choke if I had some drink right now. :-P


5 posted on 07/19/2008 5:35:18 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Se habla straight talk?)
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To: gorush

Yeah, I was thinking that too. Knowledge of natural seeps is nothing new. native americans and other historical peoples have long been going to various beaches where this phenomena occur and using said tarballs to seal their boats to make them float better.

But I can’t get over that. A university........ in california........ actually put those words together.

“thank the oil companies”

I could choke if I had some drink right now. :-P


6 posted on 07/19/2008 5:35:19 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Se habla straight talk?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

But the NATURAL oil seeps are NATURAL. They are supposed to be there because they are NATURAL. So when the oil companies do something that reduces NATURAL seeps, that’s bad. really really bad.

Thanks alot big oil! You’re ruining the planet’s NATURAL oil seeps! Trillions and trillions of micro-organisms will probably go extinct without their NATURAL oil seeps.


7 posted on 07/19/2008 5:46:13 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Just interesting thats all.

http://freeenergynews.com/Directory/Inventors/JosephNewman/index.html


8 posted on 07/19/2008 5:46:44 PM PDT by MEpajamaMONSTER (Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Most of the seepage is methane, a potent greenhouse gas which escapes into the atmosphere, said Luyendyk. About 10 percent of the seepage is composed of "higher hydrocarbons," or reactive organic gases which interact with tailpipe emissions and sunlight, creating air pollution.

Yep. Gotta drill and pump that oil to stop that Globull warming

9 posted on 07/19/2008 5:47:01 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: mamelukesabre

LOLOL

I can’t wait to see some enviro make that argument.


10 posted on 07/19/2008 5:48:04 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Se habla straight talk?)
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To: MEpajamaMONSTER

What’s with the joseph newman reference?


11 posted on 07/19/2008 5:50:21 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Se habla straight talk?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; Defendingliberty; Genesis defender; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; ..
 



Beam Me to Planet Gore !

12 posted on 07/19/2008 5:51:18 PM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

The thing is, this is just plain old fashioned common sense. Something the envirowhackos and their lib enablers are sorely lacking.


13 posted on 07/19/2008 5:52:42 PM PDT by Gabz (You said WHAT?????????)
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To: gorush
oil demanding to get out.

nancy pelosi, free our oil!

14 posted on 07/19/2008 5:58:51 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (bweed'n dee boo bow shaaaboood'n dee feee-oooo!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

More oil flows into the oceans of the world via natural seeps than exists tanker capacity to transport.


15 posted on 07/19/2008 6:01:50 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
What about the date of the press release...1999

Everything in Santa Barbara runs, at least, a decade off the mark!

16 posted on 07/19/2008 6:03:57 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

BTTT

Saving the environment one barrel at a time.


17 posted on 07/19/2008 6:05:30 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I think the world just stood still (well, starting in 1999)!

This is amazing coming from that tabernacle of uber-Green religion, UCSB! Santa Barbara is where Al Gore goes to worship. I hope and pray Luyendyk still has a job.

I've posted much the same thing here several times since I live near the Channel Islands and have observed the oil slicks and tarring of the beaches for many years. Several times when landing at Santa Barbara Airport I've seen oil slicks in the Channel extending for many miles each way. It only seems logical that relieving both oil and gas pressure by drilling would lessen natural seepage. But I'm amazed at the amount of methane seeping out!

You've found a very important document and I've saved both the link and a hard copy. I hope many others do the same and use the info effectively.

18 posted on 07/19/2008 6:14:06 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Considering HOW HIGH a gallon of gasoline is in California...I think it’s understandable.


19 posted on 07/19/2008 6:17:59 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Wonder how long before these scientists are fired??

Pray for W and Our Troops


20 posted on 07/19/2008 6:21:13 PM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: mamelukesabre

Thanks to Big Oil, I can no longer find tar to patch my canoe!


21 posted on 07/19/2008 6:35:40 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: gorush

Bookmark for later.


22 posted on 07/19/2008 9:03:56 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I didn’t read the article but when I was growing up (before the oil platforms at the Channel Islands, Seal Beach, and the oil island at Long Beach you couldn’t go to any beach in So. California withiutgetting covered with tar.

It used yo be so bad that the beach at Golita was totally unusable and the Spanish used to beach their ships there to tar the bottoms.

Clear into the late 60s there was an oil slick all the way to Mexico from natural seepage of thousands of barrels a day.

The oil wells have relieved the gas pressure so that there is only a small amount being pushedoit now.


23 posted on 07/19/2008 9:17:41 PM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Can you believe that the link still actually works?...here's a link a bit more contemporary (June 2008) - saw this guy representing the group SOS (Stop Oil Seeps) on TV last week - a former greenie wienie who still says he's an "environmentalist", but one who wants to stop befouling the beaches in California by drilling the oil out before it has a chance to leak - The Link ......
24 posted on 07/19/2008 9:24:07 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

bump!!

How do you get Feinstein, Boxer, Pelosi, and the stupid Austrian to read this?


25 posted on 07/19/2008 9:49:18 PM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
bumper-sticker
 
 

Contact your Congress critters to let them know that you are tired of high gas prices.

U. S. Senate

U. S. House of Representatives

26 posted on 07/19/2008 9:53:23 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; BOBTHENAILER; Dog Gone

Natural seepage is why you have the La Brea Tar Pits in downtown Las Angeles...oil is lighter than water and sand, after all...so it naturally rises to the surface when it finds a fissure.

Oil drilling/production relieves that natural pressure. It’s an *environmental* case for new oil drilling.


27 posted on 07/19/2008 9:57:20 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: pointsal

It’s not that. They were *ahead* of everybody in 1999. The problem is that anything that doesn’t fit the liberal media’s agenda doesn’t get reported.

This is an inconvenient truth for the media.


28 posted on 07/20/2008 2:12:33 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Se habla straight talk?)
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To: Bernard Marx

I’m glad you found it useful. Hopefully others will too.

The information itself is merely common sense/knowledge, but the fact that UCSB did this, and it isn’t oil company funded is what makes it so powerful.


29 posted on 07/20/2008 2:14:53 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (I'm an illegal journalist. Just doing the job that the mainstream liberal media no longer want to do)
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To: Intolerant in NJ; Bernard Marx

haha, thats yet another fantastic link. Thanks for sharing.

Oh, and to Bernard..... Read this guy’s link. Apparently Luyendyk still has his job. :-P


30 posted on 07/20/2008 2:18:48 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (I'm an illegal journalist. Just doing the job that the mainstream liberal media no longer want to do)
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To: Southack

Yep. Between natural seeps and the fact that offshore oil rigs serve as a dual purpose artificial reef, this is a great argument for us to make.

They’re great for the environment. They can even withstand hurricanes as strong as hurricane katrina.(there were no oil spills when it came through the gulf area)


31 posted on 07/20/2008 2:20:51 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (I'm an illegal journalist. Just doing the job that the mainstream liberal media no longer want to do)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

But let us not stick inconvenient facts into the Erdgeist religious atmosphere of the MSM.


32 posted on 07/20/2008 4:39:44 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: Southack
Oil drilling/production relieves that natural pressure. It’s an *environmental* case for new oil drilling.

What a great mental picture......

Oil & Gas Operators at the FOREFRONT of Environmental Relief

33 posted on 07/20/2008 5:48:17 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
This has been known for forty years.
34 posted on 07/20/2008 7:58:16 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (G-d gave us Law a fool could follow, but a genius couldn't comprehend)
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To: dalereed
How do you get Feinstein, Boxer, Pelosi, and the stupid Austrian to read this?

They'll pay attention when it is profitable for their sponsors for them to do so.

35 posted on 07/20/2008 8:02:16 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (G-d gave us Law a fool could follow, but a genius couldn't comprehend)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; Intolerant in NJ
Great find, NJ! I'm glad Luyendyk still has his job.

I doubt facts or logic will prevail against the anti-drilling Big Lie being spun here in CA (especially in Santa Barbara County!) But it's nice to have an independent UCSB study to cite to the Green folks locally who refuse to see the elephant in their parlor.

36 posted on 07/20/2008 9:08:43 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Not for nothing but this is a DUH story.


37 posted on 07/20/2008 9:10:39 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.)
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To: MEpajamaMONSTER

I remember seeing Newman 20 some years ago on Morton Downey Jr. Show. He was a nut then and he still is! Still can’t prove his miracle engine works!


38 posted on 07/20/2008 2:20:55 PM PDT by Bommer (A Third Party can win when Republicans and Democraps stand for the same thing!)
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To: dalereed
How do you get Feinstein, Boxer, Pelosi, and the stupid Austrian to read this?...first you'll hafta teach 'em to read.......
39 posted on 07/20/2008 8:41:34 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ
I sure on some level they all know.

Not just the ocean, we'd have tar and oil seeping up all over had we not "relieved the pressure" generally all over the past century or so.

They hide behind the premise of the line in the WHO song We won't get Fooled Again

"The Hypnotized never lie",/i>

40 posted on 07/21/2008 10:09:02 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Carry_Okie; mad_as_he$$

Yes, I realize this was a no brainer. The difference is now you have an article/study from a liberal college university to point to.


41 posted on 07/25/2008 3:50:07 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (I'm an illegal journalist. Just doing the job that the mainstream liberal media no longer want to do)
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Offshore oil drilling — cleaner than Mother Nature
Seattle Post Intelligencer | July 24, 2008 | Deroy Murdock
Posted on 07/25/2008 11:06:20 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2051277/posts

Offshore oil drilling is cleaner than Mother Nature
Ventura County Star | July 26, 2008 | Deroy Murdock
Posted on 07/26/2008 9:20:47 AM PDT by Bobkk47
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2051728/posts


42 posted on 07/28/2008 11:56:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

If they were truly environmentalists instead of “commies with cover”,

they might make that argument.


43 posted on 07/28/2008 11:59:00 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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