Question by trevathantim: What are the environmental issues relating to deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico [with new advanced tec
Oil border battle brews in the Gulf of Mexico
By Marla Dickerson
June 15, 2008
U.S. GULF OF MEXICO – Eight miles north of the maritime border with Mexico, in waters a mile and a half deep, Shell Oil Co. is constructing the most ambitious offshore oil platform ever attempted in the Gulf of Mexico.
As tall as the Eiffel Tower, the floating production facility will be anchored to the ocean floor by moorings spanning an area the size of downtown Houston. Slated to begin operating late next year, this leviathan known as Perdido (or Lost) will cost billions and be capable of pumping 100,000 barrels of crude a day.
But Perdido’s most notable achievement might be to compel Mexico to loosen its 70-year government monopoly on the petroleum sector, thanks to a phenomenon Mexicans have dubbed the “drinking straw effect.”
Mexicans fear that companies drilling in U.S. waters close to the border will suck Mexi
Answer by americans_against_obama
Environmentalist tree hugging ecoterrorists that hate anything American and any company who turns a profit.
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