Skip to comments.U.S. reconsiders Dutch offer to supply oil skimmers
Posted on 06/16/2010 9:31:57 AM PDT by Bigun
The U.S. Government has apparently reconsidered a Dutch offer to supply 4 oil skimmers. These are large arms that are attached to oil tankers that pump oil and water from the surface of the ocean into the tanker. Water pumped into the tanker will settle to the bottom of the tanker and is then pumped back into the ocean to make room for more oil. Each system will collect 5,000 tons of oil each day.
One ton of oil is about 7.3 barrels. 5,000 tons per day is 36,500 barrels per day. 4 skimmers have a capacity of 146,000 barrels per day. That is much greater than the high end estimate of the leak. The skimmers work best in calm water, which is the usual condition this time of year in the gulf.
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WTF? If this technology was out there, why were we busy NOT using it????
anyone know why all this takes so long...they are still just mulling it over.
Reconsider?????? Just do fools.
And in a related note, the Obama administration is discussing whether they need to close the barn door now that the horse is out.
I have NO idea why BHO rejected the assistance of the Dutch?????
Because Obozo didn’t want to offend his union buddies!
The offer was first mad 3 days after the accident!
Obama lied...the gulf coast died...
Obama is absolutely ignorant.
Why weren’t they steaming at full speed over here 55 days ago????
This question will haunt Obama forever.
Its a little hard to deny that Obozo hasn’t been dragging his feet as a means of flogging America into going along with what he wants.
You better believe it’s not coincidence. Palin raised this issue last night, then today, PRESTO.
...geez, right after Palin mentions it on O’Reilly last night.
Simple, Obama wanted to punish us into giving in to his demands.
It needs to cost him dearly and it needs to cost the democrats dearly.
What Obama has done is criminal. Sitting on his hands while an entire ecosystem is being destroyed!? Not to mention livelihoods, tourism, etc.
what the hell people....how long did it take obozo to decide if and how many extra troops he would send into afghanistan...??...we should not be surprised at the ineptness of this person....he could care less about this country and if he acted to quickly he wouldn’t be able to push his cap and tax bill again....
Yep! We know exactly why!
The earliy 20th century Jones Act prevents foreign flagged and crewed vessels from operating in U.S Waters and Obozo didn't want to offend his Union buds! No other reason!
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