Skip to comments.Will Russia Drill Off Florida's Coast?
Posted on 08/05/2009 5:13:29 PM PDT by Kaslin
Energy: As Russian attack submarines patrol our eastern seaboard, Moscow signs a deal to help Castro's Cuba drill for oil off the Florida coast. In Moscow and Havana, the cry is "Drill, Comrade, Drill!"
The submarines are of the Akula class, a counterpart to the Los Angeles class attack subs of the U.S. Navy. "I don't think they've put two first-line nuclear subs off the U.S. coast in about 15 years," said Norman Polmar, a naval historian and submarine warfare expert.
The subs' appearance may be more symbolic than a real threat. More interesting, perhaps, are the four contracts Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin signed in Havana during his recent visit there.
They allow Russia's Zarubezhneft oil concern to work with the Cubanpetroleo monopoly to explore and develop the oil riches of the North Cuban Basin off Florida.
Havana imports more than half its oil, mostly at a subsidized price from Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. Cuba's domestic output is exclusively heavy oil with a high sulfur content. Its offshore Gulf waters could contain large quantities of lighter, sweet crude.
Drilling will be done off America's coast soon enough. But thanks to a treaty signed by President Carter, the new oil and gas resources that will be discovered in the region will be discovered by Russia and Cuba to their economic benefit.
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Yes. And they’ll use sideways-drilling platforms to do it.
Florida ping material?
Prediction: Obama will vote “Present.”
Cuban Oil Crisis
Why not, China was last I knew.
I drink your milkshake!
So, no the Russians will not be taking your oil.
We are so screwed. The Russians are going to help the Cubans drill oil out from under our very noses. And yes, they will do the horizontal drilling thing. Our gas will be right back up to more than $4 soon, thanks to the brilliant BO energy “plan.”
I drink it up.
Heard that one before. Dimwits in this country have no conception of how long their bad choices for President cause problems.
We could get rid of Hussein tomorrow & and we will still be discovering the stink of his actions thus far 20 years from now.
That technology is land based. Not something, I believe, that is done on platforms at sea.
yeah wht not, everybody else is except the US
The Russians are known as staunch environmentalists too.
They will drill cleaner, rather than the evil American companies who will pollute. Wonder if they will do Cap and Tax?
This is Vlad Putin flipping off our weak Prez saying “look what I am doing right under your nose”.
The directional drilling that I have done in the past, is only a few thousand feet. Not several miles, which is what it would take.
The reason you will see $4 gas, is because Scumbama is adding taxes each week. Plus they refuse to let us drill, so we will be short on our reserves soon. They are already getting low on natural gas in New Mexico and some power plants.
And why weren't our subs there first?
Most of the wells that are drilled now are horizontal.
You get more wells from one platform.
How do you know they aren’t ?
How do you know they were not?
My mistake. I still see the Russians doing everything they can to take as much oil as they can from as close to the Keys as they can.
If we’re not going to bother to drill, the I say, “Drill Russia, Drill.
Russia, and the world, knows that we have an incompetent coward at the helm.
What’s to stop them? What would Obama do, send out ACORN to start riots? Organize a few communities, perhaps appoint a few more czars?
Heck, this guy is so weak that he can’t even show his real birth certificate and is too embarrassed of his grades, he refuses to reveal his college records. He’s got one thing going for him, only one... he’s black. Big deal, the Russians aren’t going to give a hoot.
Perhaps he will make “demands”, like he has done to Israel..... those have sure been good for a few laughs.
Frankly, I hope they drill and spill that crap all over our beaches, perhaps then we can collect the damn stuff.
Remember, none of this matters, we are all going to be driving cars that haven’t been invented yet, using fuel that hasn’t even been discovered yet and we’re going to pay for all of this crap with the money that belongs to folks that haven’t even been born yet.
Heck, I’m rooting for the Russians. They would like us to fail, but Obama is making sure that we will.
I’m not surprised that Putin has no fear of our boney-ass house negro president.
If Reagan was alive and still in office, Putin would be poopin’ his pants.
How do you like my akulas, comrade obama?
I have two big akulas! I show them to you!
They may as well for we won't! (or can't)
As a member of Law Review he was required to submit written opinions.
Well, the US doesn’t seem to want to, so it might as well be Cuba. Idiot politicians, including that squishy governor Crist in Florida seem to be more concerned with attendance at Disney than anything significant.
Stealing America’s oil. I hope the Russians (like the movie) come ashore and grab Charlie Crist, Bill Nelson and Mel Martinez. Take em back to Russia.
Why not.Hell we’re not drilling off of Florida so we may as well let the Cubans and their Russian masters get the Oil.
Exactly. Where’s the US Navy in all of this? Don’t we have subs to defend our waters anymore?
We need oil to fuel our economy, and the kenyan is sitting around crying about his cert and how Republicans are destroying his health “care” plan.
If Obama lets them. And my bet is he will. It’ll be fun watching his toadie Gibbs explain that away.
That is, of course, if the oil actually lies beneath the North Cuba Basin. Therein lies the rub.
Extended reach directional drilling technology is about 8 miles. BP set the last record in Africa I believe.
BP also just completed moving the massive Liberty Rig by barge to the North Slope. The well for the Liberty field will set new records slightly more than 8 miles.
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Amicus Hostis, plain and simple.
Maybe the concern is not so much an oil spill...
And the media, earth worshippers,Democrats, and Country Club Republicans are quite as church mice.
Nothing new thaer. obama told the world, or better yet, what Americans could/would not do if they elected him President. He was elected, I would argue not by Americans, but was elected. So one must deduce they wanted what he was going to impose on them.
I do not like it, even a little bit, that they inflicted him on me. But that is the way it goes.
How do you know they weren’t?
Well, obviously, I don't. But if the Russky subs are there, then there wasn't anything preventing them from taking the position.
My point was, maybe the big zero just plain allowed it to happen , whereas another Prez wouldn't.
“The Russians are known as staunch environmentalists too.”
Maybe when Russian coastlines are concerned. But why would Russia drilling off the American coast matter in terms of safety. A spill is not their problem anymore now is it.
They were/are in international waters and have been tracked since they left the mainland. There is nothing any president could or would do to prevent a vessel from sailing in international waters.