posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 10:23 PM
Alaminos Canyon Block 857, Gulf of Mexico - Two hundred miles off the coast of Texas, ribbons of pipe are reaching for oil and natural gas deeper
below the ocean's surface than ever before.
These pipes, which run nearly two miles deep, are connected to a floating platform that is so remote Shell named it Perdido, which means "lost" in
Spanish. What attracted Shell to this location is a geologic formation found throughout the Gulf of Mexico that may contain enough oil to satisfy U.S.
demand for two years.
While Perdido is isolated, it isn't alone. Across the Gulf, energy companies are probing dozens of new deepwater fields thanks to high oil prices and
technological advances that finally make it possible to tap them.
The newfound oil will not do much to lower global oil prices. But together with increased production from onshore U.S. fields and slowing domestic
demand for gasoline, it could help reduce U.S. oil imports by more than half over the next decade.
It is amazing how little we have heard in the MSM about the gulf after that monstrous oil spill.
Well, here is an interesting tidbit, we have not learned from our mistakes, now, if we have one they will just be bigger and worse.
To hear that they do all this work and take all these risks for just 2 years worth of oil is kind of disheartening. If they are willing to take these
risks for that amount what would they be willing to do for a 10 year supply? 20? 50?
I just had to share this little bit of grim news, because that is what we have become as a species, Grim...