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Russian tanker to carry fuel to iced-in Nome
Anchorage Daily News ^ | MARY PEMBERTON

Posted on 12/05/2011 3:56:24 PM PST by skeptoid

The iced-in city of Nome on Alaska's western coast may be in luck: A Russian tanker that can plow through thick ice will try to deliver 1.5 million gallons of home heating fuel, gasoline and diesel fuel after a massive storm kept a barge from getting in before winter.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Russia; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; manbearpig; nome; russia
Without this, they are looking at $9 per gallon fuel.

The big storm last month prevented the usual fuel barge from landing.

Strangely, a US Coast Guard icebreaker is nearby.

1 posted on 12/05/2011 3:56:33 PM PST by skeptoid
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To: skeptoid

Emergency! Everybody to get from street!


2 posted on 12/05/2011 4:05:17 PM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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To: skeptoid
Without this, they are looking at $9 per gallon fuel.

And the problem with this would be???

"Somehow we have to figure
out how to boost the price of
gasoline to the [$8-$10/gal]
levels in Europe." - Barrack Obama's
Energy Secretary Steve Chu. Had enough yet???


3 posted on 12/05/2011 4:06:26 PM PST by null and void (This is day 1049 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: skeptoid

I thought with all the global warming going out there. The ice was in major retreat


4 posted on 12/05/2011 4:08:21 PM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: skeptoid

I hope “Air Alaska” is filming now.


5 posted on 12/05/2011 4:09:18 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: skeptoid

So they’ll really be able to see Russia from their front porch.


6 posted on 12/05/2011 4:12:16 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PlateOfShrimp

LOL!


7 posted on 12/05/2011 4:16:25 PM PST by shorty_harris
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To: skeptoid

...but...but...I thought all the ice was melting!


8 posted on 12/05/2011 4:29:23 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: skeptoid

How can this be so? I keep hearing about how the icecaps are retreating due to the “global warming”.


9 posted on 12/05/2011 4:35:25 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 58 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: skeptoid
The Russians take a lot of pride in their icebreakers. Anyone else remember when they broke the stranded whales free a couple of decades ago?
10 posted on 12/05/2011 4:38:14 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan

The Russians take a lot of pride in their icebreakers. Anyone else remember when they broke the stranded whales free a couple of decades ago?


I enjoyed a dinner a few years back with a great guy - a retired Coast Guard Antarctic icebreaker Captain. After getting his advice, I quickly learned to love “icebergs and sunshine.” There’s nothing like it.


11 posted on 12/05/2011 4:47:17 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: skeptoid

What can you say. The Russians take this stuff serious. If the US isn’t up to it, more power to the Russians.

In the end, we’ll need them to help offset the Chinese, a country that means BUSINESS and is not about to let the US make them look like crap.


12 posted on 12/05/2011 4:48:44 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: PlateOfShrimp

Emergency! Everybody to get from street!


Let’s use the precise spelling:

“Egermency! Egermency! Everybody to get from street!”


13 posted on 12/05/2011 4:49:40 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Beelzebubba

icebergs and sunshine?


14 posted on 12/05/2011 4:51:10 PM PST by null and void (This is day 1049 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: skeptoid

We need to bum rides from the Russkies to get back and forth to the space station.

We need to rely on the Russkies to deliver fuel to Nome.

Why do we need a congress and president who cost us trillions of dollars every year but can’t get anything positive done?


15 posted on 12/05/2011 4:52:26 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: skeptoid

Ummm... Why don’t they stock up for the winter in Nome? Were they betting on global warming?

Seriously, isn’t ice expected?


16 posted on 12/05/2011 4:53:34 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: PlateOfShrimp

Whitaker Walt, is that you?


17 posted on 12/05/2011 4:55:48 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: Beelzebubba
Let’s use the precise spelling: “Egermency! Egermency! Everybody to get from street!”

It should be "Everyone to get from strit"

18 posted on 12/05/2011 4:57:21 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: skeptoid

They don’t need heating oil, just air conditioning because of global warming. Because Al Gore couldn’t be lying.


19 posted on 12/05/2011 4:58:17 PM PST by PAR35
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To: SampleMan

Get Balto and the dogsleds going. Gee if Nome is iced in for the winter, they might need dogsleds.


20 posted on 12/05/2011 4:59:39 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: skeptoid
This can't be, we all know the greenies have screaming for years the arctic ice cap is shrinking.
21 posted on 12/05/2011 5:15:53 PM PST by Sea Parrot (%)
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To: Iron Munro

“We need to bum rides from the Russkies to get back and forth to the space station.

We need to rely on the Russkies to deliver fuel to Nome.

Why do we need a congress and president who cost us trillions of dollars every year but can’t get anything positive done?”

Well after watching all this B/S for many years I can only conclude that REVOLUTION Ver. 2.0 is way overdo!


22 posted on 12/05/2011 6:03:35 PM PST by mongo141
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To: SamAdams76
How can this be so? I keep hearing about how the icecaps are retreating due to the “global warming”.

Apparently they retreated all the way down to Nome.

23 posted on 12/05/2011 6:05:46 PM PST by SoJoCo
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"What's he gonna do? Sail into Nome, pop the hatch and say, 'Here I am!'"

24 posted on 12/05/2011 6:15:52 PM PST by JPX2011
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To: Beelzebubba
I enjoyed a dinner a few years back with a great guy - a retired Coast Guard Antarctic icebreaker Captain. After getting his advice, I quickly learned to love “icebergs and sunshine.” There’s nothing like it.

I have my uncle's pictures from one of the first submarine trips to the north pole. Some of them are absolutely breathtaking.

25 posted on 12/05/2011 6:58:03 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Beelzebubba

I enjoyed a dinner a few years back with a great guy - a retired Coast Guard Antarctic icebreaker Captain. After getting his advice, I quickly learned to love “icebergs and sunshine.” There’s nothing like it.

I have my uncle’s pictures from one of the first submarine trips to the north pole. Some of them are absolutely breathtaking.


26 posted on 12/05/2011 7:08:04 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: skeptoid
Russian Nuclear Powered Icebreaker:


27 posted on 12/05/2011 9:54:30 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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