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Exxon Fights US Over Major Oil Discovery
Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 8/18/11 | ap

Posted on 08/18/2011 10:58:40 AM PDT by Nachum

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. and the federal government are fighting over one of the largest oil discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico that could yield billions of dollars of crude in coming years, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

The Julia oil field, about 250 miles southwest of New Orleans, may hold more than 700 million barrels of oil and gas equivalent. Exxon, which announced the discovery in June, wants to tap that field. But the Interior Department says Exxon's leases have expired and the company hasn't met requirements for an extension.

Exxon and part-owner Statoil have filed separate lawsuits in a Louisiana federal court to preserve the leases.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; exxon; fights; major; oil

1 posted on 08/18/2011 10:58:52 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 08/18/2011 11:01:25 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The leases will go to Brazil and we will buy the oil from them.


3 posted on 08/18/2011 11:02:24 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Nachum

Hmmmmm ....

It seems like it’s at least once a week that I find myself siding against the United States. It is a strange feeling.


4 posted on 08/18/2011 11:04:09 AM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Nachum

related (not duplicate) thread

Steffy: ‘Gulf of Mexico standoff: Exxon, U.S. battle over big find’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2765524/posts


5 posted on 08/18/2011 11:07:17 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Nachum

“By February 2009, the government denied Exxon’s request, saying that the company didn’t present a specific plan to producing the oil.”

The a$$es had been in office for about 3 weeks.


6 posted on 08/18/2011 11:09:28 AM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: thackney

Don’t know the facts but I bet Exxon wins in Court, but Obama gets what he wants no drilling.


7 posted on 08/18/2011 11:09:51 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: richardtavor

“...saying that the company didn’t present a specific plan to producing the oil...”

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How dare those malevolent oil men circumvent the pencil-necked, Ivy League attorney approval process!


8 posted on 08/18/2011 11:15:34 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t 250 miles a long way beyond the 12 miles limit?

Isn’t this oil field in INTERNATIONAL waters??

How can the USA control the ‘leases’??

I am confused.


9 posted on 08/18/2011 11:15:58 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: richardtavor
"“By February 2009, the government denied Exxon’s request, saying that the company didn’t present a specific plan to producing the oil.”

Since when does this administration value having "specific plans"?

10 posted on 08/18/2011 11:18:50 AM PDT by cookcounty (Mighty Obama: "Hey, relax. I'm fittin' to commence to start to begin to write a plan!")
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To: Nachum

“this is your land,

this is my land, ...”

now commies control the u.s. government.


11 posted on 08/18/2011 11:26:41 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: richardtavor

Exxon gives 95% of their political donations to Republicans. The Chicago shakedown thugs strike again.


12 posted on 08/18/2011 11:31:31 AM PDT by Reeses (It's a safety net, not a hammock!)
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To: ridesthemiles
Exclusive Economic Zone extends 200 nautical miles or is split the distance to the next country, whichever is smaller.


13 posted on 08/18/2011 11:40:45 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Nachum
Right off the bat, I smell a government fix. The Obama administration does not want oil exploration or drilling anywhere. This will be turned down or delayed by the EPA, or some other government agency.
14 posted on 08/18/2011 11:45:14 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Reeses

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000000129&type=P&sort=A&cycle=2010

Top Recipients, 2009-2010
Candidate Amount
Blunt, Roy (R-MO) $28,800
Murkowski, Lisa (I-AK) $20,950
Fiorina, Carly (R-CA) $15,550
Lincoln, Blanche (D-AR) $12,500
Rubio, Marco (R-FL) $12,300


15 posted on 08/18/2011 11:45:14 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Nachum

Oil Rising from Macondo Well: BP Hires Fleet of 40 Shrimp Boats to Lay Boom Around Deepwater Horizon Site

http://www.stuarthsmith.com/oil-rising-from-macondo-well-bp-hires-fleet-of-40-shrimp-boats-to-lay-boom-around-deepwater-horizon-site

Fresh oil is surfacing all over the northern quadrant of the Gulf of Mexico. Reports of slicks that meander for miles and huge expanses of oil sheen that look like phantom islands are becoming common, again. Fresh oil, only slightly weathered, is washing ashore in areas hit hardest by last year’s massive spill, like Breton Island, Ship Island, the Chandeleurs and northern Barataria Bay. BP has reactivated its Vessels of Opportunity (VoO) program to handle cleanup.


16 posted on 08/18/2011 12:10:14 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow; Nachum

That report looks like a lawyer trying to drum up some business.

Other sources report it quite differently.

http://fuelfix.com/blog/2011/08/18/bp-investigates-new-sheen-in-gulf/

Cheri Ben-Iesau, commander of Coast Guard District 8 in New Orleans, said a Coast Guard plane was doing flyovers Thursday afternoon of the Green Canyon site as well as the Macondo well and was awaiting an update.

But she said the agency had so far found no evidence at the Green Canyon site that the sheen was linked to a leaking well head or subsea pipeline, nor that oil was still spilling into the water.

She said the Coast Guard gets roughly 10,000 reports a year of surface sheens in the Gulf, some of which are caused by natural oil seeps on the sea floor. Given the hot weather, the sheens tend to dissipate quickly, she said.

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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/18/national/main20093934.shtml

A statement from BP PLC placed the site of the sheen near two abandoned exploration well sites in the Green Canyon Block in the Gulf of Mexico, although its size and exact location wasn’t disclosed.

According to an online map published by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Green Canyon Block — a huge square-shaped area of water south of Louisiana — is south and west of the Mississippi Canyon Block where the Macondo well blew up.

A U.S. government official also said the area around Macondo was clear.

“They are not investing any sheens in the vicinity of the BP well,” Paul Barnard, Operations Controller for the New Orleans sector of the Coast Guard, told the AP on Thursday.

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Authorities juggle sheen reports
http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article273371.ece

Commander Cheri Ben-Iesau of the US Coast Guard in New Orleans said there had been a number of reports of sheens in the area in recent weeks. It asked area operators with pipelines and wellheads nearby, including BP, Shell and Enterprise Products Partners, to check into the situation.

Ben-Iesau told Upstream that two of the sheens were determined to be discharges authorised by US environmental regulators. The rest, she said, were natural seepages from the ocean floor.

The largest of the releases was estimated to be around 300 gallons, she said. But given choppy water conditions and hot weather leading to evaporation, any evidence of silvery oil or other materials was broken up too quickly to require any cleanup.

Nonetheless, “We take every one of them very, very seriously,” she said.

The drilling regulator for US waters, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Enforement (BOEMRE), said officials were continuing to respond to the situation.

“BOEMRE is working with area operators to determine if the sheen is associated with any permanently abandoned wells in the area,” spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz said in a statement. “We will continue to investigate the situation.”

BP was asked to check into two of its plugged and abandoned exploration wells in the area, the company and Coast Guard said. It sent an ROV down to check out the site this past weekend, and saw no leakage around the wellheads, spokesman Daren Beaudo said.


17 posted on 08/18/2011 12:32:50 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: ANGGAPO

Whoever wins needs to clean house at the EPA.


18 posted on 08/18/2011 12:34:37 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: ANGGAPO

Whoever wins needs to clean house at the EPA.


19 posted on 08/18/2011 12:34:59 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: Nachum
Incipient dictatorship:

A leadership that is determined to get its way
Proxies go to work on the streets
Opposition is intimidated and stifled
Laws are broken - nothing is done. This is an example of one of these
Law abiding citizens who try to resist these pressure are obstructed.

20 posted on 08/18/2011 12:55:19 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: scooby321

The USA don’t need no stenkin oil. the USA don’t need no stenkin revenue, I thought all knew that.


21 posted on 08/18/2011 1:02:40 PM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Here's where I got the 95% number: http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/topcontribs.php

Perry Homes, number 15 on the list, gave 100% Republican. I believe they support Rick Perry but despite the name are not related. The pharmaceutical companies used to give 90% to Republicans until the Democrat mafia recently shook them down. Now they are closer to 60/40 Republican/Payola

22 posted on 08/18/2011 1:08:15 PM PDT by Reeses (It's a safety net, not a hammock!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

“Whoever wins needs to clean house at the EPA.”

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“Clean” house?

How about driving a Caterpillar through the front door?


23 posted on 08/18/2011 2:05:10 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Nachum
Tell me, exactly, what if Exxon just decided to drill anyway? What if they told this corrupt govt. of ours to shove it up their ass.

What would they do? Really?

FUBO!!!

24 posted on 08/19/2011 4:54:18 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Reeses

Bob Perry also gave winning support to the Swift Boat Vets.. you can thank him for that, too.


25 posted on 08/19/2011 5:21:26 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: txhurl

Thank you Bob Perry!


26 posted on 08/20/2011 7:04:59 AM PDT by Reeses (It's a safety net, not a hammock!)
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