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Old 22-10-2013, 12:48   #1
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I did not like to see this article. May take some time however for those of you who have the challenges of sailing south of Texas may certainly want have input on this in this forum.

I'm not so sure that as many people on fever of this in Florida, as the article suggests.

http://www.worldoil.com/Floridas_vot...oll_shows.html
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Re: Florida the next cruising grounds to be littered with oil rigs?

as I understand it, there's really just the Destin Dome which is gas, a continuation of the fields of the Mobile Alabama area

And as much natural gas as Fla consumes, it's about time they share the load. NIMBY my ass.
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Old 22-10-2013, 13:19   #3
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as I understand it, there's really just the Destin Dome which is gas, a continuation of the fields of the Mobile Alabama area

And as much natural gas as Fla consumes, it's about time they share the load. NIMBY my ass.
Gas I don't have much problem with, however oil is a totally different situation.
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Re: Florida the next cruising grounds to be littered with oil rigs?

You might want to get over that reticence since I'm sure you use oil products. Can't have it both ways, and oil doesn't fall from Heaven

If you don't like drilling, then work to find alternatives, or live with the consequences.
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You might want to get over that reticence since I'm sure you use oil products. Can't have it both ways, and oil doesn't fall from Heaven

If you don't like drilling, then work to find alternatives, or live with the consequences.
Trust me I understand oil and the patch. I have one gas well that is one block from my place, and there are five oil pumpers inside of a mile.

I snowbird. The oil sands are only 200 north of me. I see the environmental impacts that or oil and gas work have daily.

I also have a large wind farm that is about 15 miles away. Wind farms also have their issues, but they certainly produce clean energy.
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Re: Florida the next cruising grounds to be littered with oil rigs?

Being from Texas, I sure would hate to see this happen. The rigs are why we cruise Florida, the East Coast, and the Bahamas.

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Re: Florida the next cruising grounds to be littered with oil rigs?

That poll was a tad skewed. It was paid for by the American Petroleum Institute . . . and the way the poll was set up pretty much guaranteed a positive response.

I could easily construct a similar poll that would elicit a majority negative response.

But maybe all they care about is getting that one headline, and then repeating it often enough that everyone believes it.

http://www.api.org/~/media/Files/New...-Access-FL.pdf

The questions in order were:

-- Are you currently registered to vote?

-- Did you vote in the last (2012) Presidential election?

-- Do you support or oppose increased production of domestic oil and natural gas resources located herein the U.S.?


-- How important to you is producing more oil and natural gas here at home?

Now, I am going to read you a series of statements, for each statement, please tell me if you agree or disagree with each statement.


-- Increased production of domestic oil and natural gas resources could help strengthen America’s energy security.

-- Increased production of domestic oil and natural gas resources could lead to more jobs in the U.S.

-- Producing more domestic oil and natural gas could help lower energy costs for consumers.

-- Increased production of domestic oil and natural gas resources could help stimulate the economy.

-- Producing more domestic oil and natural gas could benefit federal and state budgets through lease payments, royalty fees and other sources of revenue.

-- Do you support or oppose offshore drilling for domestic oil and natural gas resources?



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Re: Florida the next cruising grounds to be littered with oil rigs?

Ya push polls suck, no matter who does them.
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Re: Florida the next cruising grounds to be littered with oil rigs?

is the point of this thread a "not in my backyard" type of thing?
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is the point of this thread a "not in my backyard" type of thing?
More a lament that a popular cruising ground and vacation/retirement mecca may soon be populated (infested?) with offshore oil & gas rigs.

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You might want to get over that reticence since I'm sure you use oil products. Can't have it both ways, and oil doesn't fall from Heaven

If you don't like drilling, then work to find alternatives, or live with the consequences.
The issue is that oil exploration and production continues at a breakneck pace, yet there's no equivalent drive towards energy conservation and maybe preserving oil stocks for a bit longer than just the next 100 years.

I'm told that one of the reasons for production increases is that cheap oil is being relied upon heavily to keep the US economy ticking along, even at the current anaemic pace. (Ditto for Canada). It truly is a case of robbing from the future to maintain an unsustainable status quo.
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...The issue is that oil exploration and production continues at a breakneck pace, yet there's no equivalent drive towards energy conservation and maybe preserving oil stocks for a bit longer than just the next 100 years.....
No drive for energy conservation? Really??
Why is it that cars are getting higher and higher fuel mileage each year? mandates......for energy consrvation
Why are air conditioners getting higher SEER values? Mandates....for energy conservation
Why are new homes required to have the insulation at certain thicknesses, at a minimum? Mandates....you guessed it....for energy conservation.
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