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US bars Kurdish oil
from entering Texas port

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/30/2014 4:17:36 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. has barred a shipment of Kurdish crude oil from reaching the Texas coast amid concerns independent oil sales from Kurdistan could further weaken Iraq´s fragile central government as it struggles to contain a Sunni military offensive. A U.S. District judge ordered a U.S. Marshal to seize the cargo — about 1 million barrels of crude oil, worth about $100 million — aboard the tanker United Kalavryta in response to a complaint filed by the Iraqi government claiming the oil was smuggled out of Kurdistan without its permission. However, the tanker, anchored some 60 miles off the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John c, 7/30/2014 6:06:08 AM     (No. 9945760)

What a fine mess obama has caused/

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 7/30/2014 6:31:33 AM     (No. 9945775)

Flash! Chinese tankers rally at the prospect.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/30/2014 7:20:19 AM     (No. 9945812)

Texas is oil-rich if they were allowed to drill for their own oil...AND IF Texas secedes from USA...they will be much, much wealthier AND I really believe most Americans will move there if they do! We HATE OBAMA.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 7/30/2014 7:27:08 AM     (No. 9945823)

This Obama regime is out of it´s freaking mind!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/30/2014 8:08:33 AM     (No. 9945859)

#3, Texas is doing its own drilling. There is no federal land in Texas, aside from a handful of national parks and forests. There´s so much drilling going on that we have a shortage of rigs and a critical shortage of qualified truck drivers and welders.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/30/2014 8:50:43 AM     (No. 9945941)

Thank you #5....good to know that! If Texas secedes ..I´ll move there!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/30/2014 9:07:16 AM     (No. 9945969)

#5, the shortage of rigs is only due to the fact that the technology is advancing so rapidly that rigs are being swapped out almost yearly for more efficient models. An example is the ability of the rig to walk between well locations on a single poured reinforced concrete pad. A single rig will drill 10 times as many wells in year. The rigs are built and rebuilt in Texas of course.

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