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19,000 jobs and a billion plus in wages lost since drilling moratorium

19,000 jobs and a billion plus in wages lost since drilling moratorium
posted on March 22, 2011 by Bruce McQuain

Meanwhile, President Obama was in Brazil telling the Brazilian people how he just couldn’t wait to help them drill for oil off their shore and, by the way, we’d probably be one of their best customers.At least 13,000 jobs have been lost since last summer’s moratorium on offshore oil production, surpassing projected job losses in a 2010 study by thousands, according to the Louisiana State University professor who authored the study.
Joseph Mason, author of “The Economic Cost of a Moratorium on Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration to the Gulf Region,” estimated that the new

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Added: Mar-11-2012 Occurred On: Mar-11-2012
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  • Don't need oil, BHO will pour unlimited dollars into alternative energy sources like unicorn snot and rainbow power.

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  • Yep, but Rush calling some liberal plant a slut is much more important

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  • Government needs to get out of EVERYBODIES buisness

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  • The worst excuse for a president ever.
    If it weren't for the color of his skin, he'd have been tried for treason and shot by now.

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  • My bet, gas prices reaching $5 average in the US by July.

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  • hey buddy...running low on green slime, gimme a ride?

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  • How dare you question Mahdi O-messiah.

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  • Obama is the worst, hates this country and its people, makes us and our children and grandchildren suffer for his stupid liberal utopian dream, truly a nightmare that we cant wake up from! Our cities, like Stockton, Ca our now full of criminal fatherless gang bangers born of 10 kid having welfare moms created by those like ted kennedy, looser dropouts that just live to leach off and victimize the hard working true Americans that built this country!
    Fuck Obastard and the rest of the looser lovin More..

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  • NEGATIVE!!!!!
    All the Main Stream Media outlets have been reporting for the last several days that employment is up the recession is over and we are in a recovery.
    They are giving all credit to Obama.
    soooooooo.
    Lets all start signin Happy days are here again.

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  • Yes, I'm sure Brazil is much better at offshore drilling then America. Lets get the third world nation to do it. They have to be better at it then America.

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  • HOPE N CHANGE!!! ARE YOU LIKING IT YET

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  • JUST A THOUGHT. IF WE ALL DROVE ELECTRIC CARS INSTEAD OF GAS, OUR ELECTRIC BILL FROM CHARGING THE BATTERIES WOULD GO THROUGH THE ROOF. WHAT KIND OF FUEL DO 70-80% OF THE POWERPLANTS IN THE US USE?

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  • Just for the record, offshore drilling is estimated to produce about 1.9% of the oil used annually by the US. Talking about the loss of jobs is one thing, thinking an offshore moratorium is going to raise gas prices is just ridiculous. You should do a little research into what causes gas price hikes and not just blame some of the stupid shit Obama does.

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    • @PyneOil Pulled those figures out your ass?

      http://www.boemre.gov/offshore/

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    • @flashj2 -Oh really? And I'm sure we can just scoop all of that oil out of the seabed in an instant huh? Do you have any idea how long it will take to actually acquire that oil? Plus your states are based on offshore oil fields that are thought to exist (estimates), not ones that have already been discovered.

      http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40872.pdf

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    • @PyneOil

      In all fairness, offshore drilling was only part of it. They want to do other types of drilling too. Lets not forget the pipeline that Obama put a stop to.

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    • @PyneOil Fail again, it's not 1.9%. Did you even bother to read the link and the the PDF's there? Nope, you didn't. You also didn't read that report you linked me.. It's proven reserves, technically recoverable and other such BS, not production off shore percentage, only whole..Pfft Not to mention it was a policy report, LMAO!! Look at who did the report, the dates of the graphs and data, some going back over TEN years.. Seriouly, you're a riot.

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    • @flashj2 -Don't be a douche bag, prove that you are intelligent enough to have a civilized conversation. The link I sent you (yes of course I read it) had to do with the PROVEN oil deposits as opposed to predicted ones. Predicting that there is over 480 billion barrels of oil is incorrect considering 70 percent of that prediction is based on undiscovered oil deposited.

      My point with this whole conversation has to do with the cost of gas prices and how offshore drilling will have no effect on t More..

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  • In April 2011, we imported an average of 11.4 million barrels of foreign oil a day—more than half of our total consumption. Our top foreign suppliers in 2010:
    Avg. barrels per day
    Canada 2.53 million (21.5%)
    Mexico 1.36 million (11.6%)
    Saudi Arabia 1.09 million (9.3%)
    Nigeria 1.02 million (8.7%)
    Venezuela .99 million (8.3%)

    While 31 states produce crude oil, about half comes from just five states: Texas,
    Alaska, California, North Dakota and Louisiana. In April, Alaska produced More..

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    • @ArrestU I've been hearing Peak oil for over 30 years. Thing is, they always move it up another 20 years. In 2030, they'll say by 2050..LOL Peak oil is a myth. We have enough oil around the world for hundreds of years at our current consumption. Coal for thousands, natural gas hundreds more..

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    • @flashj2

      It is hard to tell truth from spin these days.

      Some day, far into the future they will start using oils manufactured from vegetable and plant materials. They will have to use synthetics as well. It is inevitable. We will NEVER be free from oil.

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    • @Zardoz003 Oil companies are going to make profits regardless. You against profits? I guess it's Ok for Brazil to reap the benefits of jobs and billions? Yep, Petrobas is so much better, it's government owned....Obama just loves off shore drilling, just not when it benefits us or companies here that will provide jobs? You also fail to realize the government is losing billions of revenue by shipping our drill rigs and JOBS to Brazil..

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    • @onepercent LOL, yep. Restriction of production is exactly why the prices are high now. Even with lower demand here in the US.

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    • @flashj2

      And production is low because of lack of refinery construction. The environmental impact studies would drag on for 10+ years before a refinery is built in North America.

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  • Drilling for oil in a speculation market does not lower gas prices. Basics of supply and demand.

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    • @neutral_person ~BULLSHIT, all the GWB administration did was SPEAK ABOUT an increase of domestic drilling and oil prices took a sharp decline THE SAME DAMN DAY.

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    • @dfaugust2k Yeah cause its speculation. Then the next day it jumped back up again. Best way to keep oil prices down are to decrease demand.

      The only people bitching at the pump are the idiots who drive around hummers like Allen West.80 dollars at the pump? Get a Hybrid.

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    • @neutral_person ~BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT. The Best way to keep oil prices down is to FLOOD THE MARKET, dope.

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    • @dfaugust2k Flood the Market egh? You going to do massive pumping? Where? Cause im pretty sure the states with oil underground are not going to allow you to mine in their backyards.

      Also the US does not have enough oil reserves to satisfy the nation per year. This means some of our oil will have to come from OPAC nations. Guess what. Price fixing.

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    • @neutral_person ~"neutral person", huh? BS. You're just towing the line for obunghole, every opinion you have seems to be taken off the DNC websites. Shill any?

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  • ~Even if you choose to believe the LIES of hussian obunghole and his cohorts that drilling more won't make a difference ( -what a steaming load of shite!), look at all the "shovel-ready jobs" the traitorous sack of shit has just killed.

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  • energy is free ancient people been discovered how to harness it, why you think tesla went to egypt.

    these oil companies are playing people for fools.

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  • FAKE Fire all oil people there all crooks

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