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Q&A: What are the environmental issues relating to deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico [with new advanced tec

Question by trevathantim: What are the environmental issues relating to deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico [with new advanced tec,0,152013.story

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

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Environmentalist tree hugging ecoterrorists that hate anything American and any company who turns a profit.

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  1. Mother Nature's Son

     /  December 22, 2011

    Greediness destroys our Mother Nature!
    …and I pity the Mexicans. No one can stop the greediness of big oil companies even if it cost the destroying of our Mother Nature!


     /  December 22, 2011

    Essentially none, except for the hot air coming from the politicians. We have had offshore drilling and pumping for many decades. When was the last time that you heard of any problems with the rigs other than the fact that they shut down when a storm approaches. Britain and Norway have been drilling and pumping in the unsettled North Sea, also for many decades and, again, there have been no failures. The only failures have been in Congress where the legislators are more interested in getting reelected then they are in the good of the United States.

  3. Patriot P

     /  December 22, 2011



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