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Big Oil strikes back, slam Obama's drilling ban

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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 12:30 PM

LONDON – Oil executives sent a strong challenge to Barack Obama on Tuesday, warning at a major oil conference that the American president's ban on risky deepwater drilling would cripple world energy supplies.

As a BP executive standing in for embattled CEO Tony Hayward was heckled by protesters, other industry leaders used the gathering to rally around the British company, arguing that eliminating deepsea rigs in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was unsustainable.

So in the midst of the greatest environmental disaster in US history these maniacs have the balls to criticize the 6 month ban on deepwater drilling!! They have no right to any opinion, let alone a demand!!

They have not even begun to solve the problem in the gulf!!! Yet they demand that they be permitted to continue...BP = Beyond the Pale

[edit on 22-6-2010 by Leo Strauss]

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 12:40 PM

BP chief of staff Steve Westwell, who was heckled during a speech in which he stood in for Hayward, said "regulators around the world will obviously want to know what happened" to cause the blown-out well in the Gulf and will change their procedures accordingly.

"The world does need the oil and the energy that is going to have to come from deepwater production going forward," Westwell said. "Therefore, the regulatory framework must still enable that to be a viable commercial position."

Westwell was interrupted twice during his address by protesters from Greenpeace shouting "we need to end the oil age!" The hecklers were escorted out of the heavily policed central London hotel by security.

Pryor was diplomatic when asked if his company would have been as reckless as BP, whose leader skipped the gathering after receiving stinging criticism for watching his yacht compete Saturday off England's Isle of Wight. That glitzy outing that drew outrage on the Gulf coast and an acerbic response from the White House.

So Tony "I want my life back." Hayward shows his concern by yacht racing and sending his second to the meeting after another public relations disaster.

I really think normal humans cannot comprehend the depths of the depravity of these oil tycoons. Let's face it Tony Hayward could give a flying fluck about the gulf and the gulf residents.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 12:47 PM
They are all totally freaked out because they know that the 100-year-old "oil shortage" scam is ending as it becomes painfully obvious through the open well gushing into the Gulf of Mexico that there never was nor will there ever be a shortage of oil.

These clowns have been metering the amount of oil we get so that they could attain fabulous wealth. And now that the scam is coming down around them, they will do anything to prop it back up.

After all, how will these billionaires make their money if they can't sell us worthless oil at wildly inflated prices? How! How will they sail their yachts and fly their private jets! Have a heart for the elite!

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 12:58 PM
Ofcourse they are slamming Obama's ban, this was BP's fault.

But that doesn't matter, soon Brazil will tap into the biggest reservoir with the deepest drill ever done.

If all goes well, George Soros will have done a great investment.

If not, you wish you could get off this planet.

posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 04:14 PM
Obama needs to quit, he is utterly useless as a president. Folks, the reality here is we are dependent on oil, plain and simple. Stopping drilling only causes more problems, more dependency on foreign oil, and more debt. This spill is horrific and will take decades to clean up, but we still NEED oil.

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