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  • U.S. Refiners Rush To Buy Heavy Oil As Trump Looks To Punish Maduro

    01/18/2019 1:48:01 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 24 replies ^ | 01-18-2019 | Irina
    Refiners in the United States are stocking up on heavy crude, pushing prices higher, as the Trump administration prepares to slam more punitive measures on Caracas after the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro as president of Venezuela for a second term after elections considered illegitimate by Washington. Reuters reports that officials from the presidential administration met with oil industry executives to discuss the measures on the table, including the suspension ofrefined product exports to Venezuela or Venezuelan crude oil imports into the United States. Gulf Coast refiners have a limited choice of supplier when it comes to heavy crude. Besides local...
  • Gulf Coast Shipping Boom: U.S. Oil Exports Pour Into Worldwide Markets

    02/09/2018 11:44:21 AM PST · by Oatka · 22 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | Catherine Ngai, Libby George and Florence Tan
    [Reuters] In the two years since Washington lifted a 40-year ban on oil exports, tankers filled with U.S. crude have landed in more than 30 countries, ranging from massive economies like China and India to tiny Togo. The repeal has unleashed a flood of U.S. shale oil, undercutting global crude prices, eroding the clout of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and seizing market share from many of its member countries.
  • Protecting US Oil Refineries: Simple Solution

    10/24/2017 2:40:32 AM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    Theoritical Hypothesis plus Engineering and Math | 24-Oct-2017 | vanity
    Hurricane Harvey took out a number of OIL REFINERIES. One problem was FLOODING. This meant that backup equipment would not function because of flooding. Another concern is that of a refinery explosion such as has occurred in the past (Texas City - 1947 and 2005, Carson - 1985 and 2016). In such explosions surrounding areas might cause injuries and damage to surrounding property. Another concern is terrorism. Possible simple fix? Same used for Mississippi River. The force of water is extremely powerful. So how is it controlled - earthern levees and other works. Probably the minimum height for refineries might...
  • Canadian Oil Is Building A Wall And Mexico Is Paying For It

    10/25/2016 7:47:17 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies ^ | 25-10-2016 | MawMaw
    Mexico and Canada have been waging a silent battle for market share in the U.S. crude oil refining market. Since 2006, crude oil exports from Canada and Mexico to the U.S.’ largest refining complex in the U.S. Gulf Coast (Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts 3 or “PADD 3” or “Gulf Coast”) has changed dramatically. A Crude History: Canada vs. Mexico Historically, Canada and Mexico have both brought significant oil supplies to refiners in the U.S. In 2006, Mexico and Canada were both exporting 1.7 million barrels per day of oil to the U.S.; however, Mexican and Canadian crude oil market...
  • Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center [TD9 in Gulf]

    08/30/2016 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | 08-30-2016 | Government
  • New Planned Parenthood Transcript: Nurse Admits It’s ‘Fun’ To Dissect Fetuses

    08/04/2015 4:01:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/4/15 | Blake Neff
    The transcript accompanying the latest undercover Planned Parenthood video has an employee of the group admit she finds it “fun” to dissect fetuses for their organs and would “enjoy” the opportunity to do it on behalf of fetal tissue purchasers.The exchange isn’t included in the 15-minute edited video released Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), but is instead buried deep in the 119-page transcript accompanying it (a full-footage version of the video hasn’t been released yet). In the exchange, Melissa Farrell, director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, admits she and her co-worker would find it enjoyable...
  • Oil begins flowing through Keystone XL’s southern leg

    12/09/2013 1:27:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle - Fuel Fix ^ | December 9, 2013 | Zain Shauk
    HOUSTON — TransCanada has begun moving oil into the Keystone XL pipeline’s southern leg, which runs from Oklahoma to the Texas coast, a company spokesman said Monday. “TransCanada is pleased to confirm that at approximately 10:04 am Central Time on Saturday, December 7, 2013, the company began to inject oil into the Gulf Coast Project pipeline as it moves closer to the start of commercial service,” TransCanada spokesman Shawn Howard said in an email. The pipeline owner will need to fill the newly constructed line before it can begin delivering oil to refineries along the Gulf Coast, including those in...
  • Petrobras gets permit for U.S. deep waters

    03/23/2011 9:59:17 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 56 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Washington has given Petrobras America Inc. permission to start oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico, a regulator said. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement gave Petrobras approval to use a floating production storage offloading facility at its Cascade-Chinook project in the Gulf of Mexico. The approval marks the first time FPSO technology will be used in U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The oil and gas project is about 165 miles off the coast of Louisiana in 8,200 feet of water. The FPSO has a production capacity of...
  • Noble rig leaves U.S. Gulf for Brazil

    03/04/2011 11:13:03 AM PST · by thackney · 31 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 4, 2011 | Brett Clanton
    Noble Corp. in January announced plans to move one of its deep-water drilling rigs out of the Gulf of Mexico amid a spill-related slowdown in activity. This week, the Swiss-based driller made good on its promise. It loaded the Noble Clyde Boudreaux, an ultra-deepwater semisubmersible, on a ship in Pascagoula, Miss., that will carry the rig 5,000 miles to Brazil, where it has a contract with Shell. That new contract, starting in April, will last for a year and is $290,000 per day less than the previous Gulf lease, Noble said. Noble, Diamond Offshore and other offshore drilling contractors have...
  • Isaac menaces U.S. Gulf Coast 7 years after Katrina

    08/27/2012 3:55:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/27/12 | Kathy Finn | Reuters
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Isaac closed in on the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coast on Monday, triggering some mandatory evacuation orders and disrupting U.S. offshore oil production as it threatened to make landfall between Florida and Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane. The wide, slow-moving storm swiped south Florida on Sunday and strengthened over the warm Gulf waters. It was expected to reach land Tuesday night or early Wednesday, the anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina seven years ago. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned that the storm could push vast amounts of seawater over the shore, flooding the...
  • Whistleblower Lawsuit: Planned Parenthood in Texas Filed Millions in Fraudulent Medicaid Claims

    03/17/2012 9:28:03 AM PDT · by Semper911 · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2012 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A federal whistleblower lawsuit has been filed against Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas, now known as Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, charging the provider of abortion services with fraudulent Medicaid claims in the amount of nearly $6 million. The lawsuit, filed by the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), on behalf of former Planned Parenthood clinic director, Abby Johnson, accused Planned Parenthood of submitting over 87,000 "false, fraudulent, or ineligible claims for Medicaid reimbursements” under Title XIX, in association with the Texas Women’s Health Program. The Medicaid claims, filed between 2007 and 2009, were valued at more than $5.7 million. The...
  • Oil pipeline delayed for more environmental review

    03/15/2011 9:20:33 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies · 1+ views
    victoriaadvocate ^ | updated March 15, 2011 at 9:02 p.m. | staff
    Environmental groups, including Friends of the Earth, have raised concerns that the pipeline could foul underground and surface water supplies, increase air pollution around refineries and harm wildlife. They also have speculated about what they consider inadequate pipeline safety and emergency spill responses….. Supporters say the project could be a boon for U.S. jobs and energy production while strengthening a friendly source of oil.
  • Bush rejects accusations of racism over Katrina

    11/03/2010 12:53:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 51 replies · 1+ views
    reuters ^ | Wed Nov 3, 2010 | Steve Holland
    Former President George W. Bush says criticism from some, including prominent rapper Kanye West, that his handling of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina showed he did not care about black people represented "an all-time low." In his memoir, "Decision Points," to be released next Tuesday, Bush writes that charges flung at him that he was a racist during the Katrina crisis "was the worst moment of my presidency." In excerpts of an interview of Bush by NBC's "Today" show, the former president was asked about West's comment that "George Bush doesn't care about black people." The accusation arose because many blacks...
  • Feinberg admits he hasn't met his goals- (Gulf oil spill payments)

    09/08/2010 4:23:47 PM PDT · by Mila · 5 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Wednesday, September 08, 2010 | David Hammer
    Two weeks into Kenneth Feinberg's reign as oil spill claims administrator, he's failed to live up to expectations he set for the process -- and he admits it. "Those critics who say Ken Feinberg raised our expectations and then is not living up to those expectations, they're absolutely right, and I owe them an apology," he said in a telephone interview Tuesday. Specifically, Feinberg, who took over control Aug. 23 of a $20 billion fund established by BP to pay for losses caused by its oil spill, promised to issue emergency payments for up to six months of lost wages...
  • Obama Politicizes Gulf Oil Spill

    08/11/2010 9:38:45 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 6 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 11, 2010 | Robert B. Bluey
    President Obama welcomed the New Orleans Saints to the White House on Monday to celebrate the team's Super Bowl victory. It's arguably the most attention he's given Louisiana since visiting the state in early June. Obama made three trips to Louisiana during the course of the oil spill. The last came on June 4, six weeks before the well was capped. Despite the fact the Deepwater Horizon explosion resulted in the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history -- just 50 miles off the Louisiana coast -- his administration is instead showering attention on the political battleground of Florida. Louisiana residents...
  • Here's Why The Oil Spill Is Overblown And The Gulf Coast Is Doing Fine

    07/23/2010 10:31:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/23/2010 | Gus Lubin
    It took two weeks for everyone in America to get indignant about the oil spill. Many people suddenly were convinced of the health hazards of chemical dispersants. Dozens of Congressmen became experts on the proper variety of well casing to use when drilling for oil. But when the oil stops gushing and the summer ends, are we going to realize this damage has all been vastly overblown? It doesn't get much attention, but there's been a steady trickle of good news about the aftermath. Yesterday NOAA said it was re-opening one third of the closed Gulf fishing area, where oil...
  • First Lady Says Americans Should Vacation on the Gulf Coast to Help Local Economy

    07/12/2010 3:49:08 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 73 replies · 3+ views ^ | 07/12/2010 | Karen Travers and Matt Gutman
    On her first trip to the Gulf Coast since the BP oil spill, First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged Americans to consider vacationing on the region’s beaches that have not been directly impacted by oil. “It is vacation time. Folks are looking for things to do with their kids, and this would be a great opportunity to do a few things -- help this community, send a different message about the extent of the spill, and also think long term about how the rest of the country can help this economy and the folks down here,” Mrs. Obama said at the...
  • Censored Gulf evacuation news: Aid for Americans fleeing chemical rape

    07/07/2010 4:23:54 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 12 replies
    Portland Examiner ^ | 7-7-2010 | Deborah Dupre'
    Gulf Coast residents attempting to flee today's lethal "chemical rape" and further non-consensual human experimentation before forced evacuations begin need compassionate Americans' help. A group of women have launched an aid program to connect the new American refugees with helping hands of Individuals, businesses and charities across the nation. The new non-government organization, Help the Gulf People!, has launched its website,, a portal to match incoming 'refugee' needs with incoming resources.
  • BP's Bob Dudley admits that hurricane Alex is driving oil to the US coast

    07/02/2010 4:52:18 PM PDT · by justa-hairyape · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | 8:38PM BST 02 Jul 2010 | Rowena Mason
    BP's share price took another 2pc knock, after the chief of the company's oil spill response unit admitted that Hurricane Alex has spread oil inland. Robert Dudley, chief of BP's Gulf Coast restoration efforts, said high seas and winds were to blame for the growth of the slick. • BP said it was still investigating claims by a US freelance photojournalist that workers have been trucking new sand to Louisiana beaches. The new layers appear to conceal tar balls caused by the slick. • Admiral Thad Allen, the US incident commander, stuck to the official target date of August for...
  • Oil spill hits Alabama beaches, penetrates waterways, enters Mobile Bay

    07/02/2010 5:30:00 AM PDT · by justa-hairyape · 12 replies ^ | Friday, July 02, 2010, 5:00 AM | Katherine Sayre and Dan Murtaugh
    As seas churned by Hurricane Alex thwarted skimming boats, wide strips of gooey oil stained miles of Baldwin County's beaches Thursday on the cusp of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Following an afternoon reconnaissance flight, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach employees reported that oil of some sort -- be it sheen, tarballs or orange globs -- struck all 32 miles of Baldwin's beaches, and streams of oil were spotted as far north as Wolf Bay in Orange Beach. The post-flight report also noted heavy sheen and streams of weathered oil moving into Mobile Bay off the tip of the...