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Last week, at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told Congress that oil production in the Gulf of Mexico “remained at an all-time high.” Salazar claimed: “In 2009 there were 116 rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, in 2010 in February, 120, in February 2011, 126.”

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, March 11, 2011, 11:46 AM



Last week, at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told Congress that oil production in the Gulf of Mexico “remained at an all-time high.” Salazar claimed: “In 2009 there were 116 rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, in 2010 in February, 120, in February 2011, 126.”

He was lying.

Energy Tomorrow blog reported:

Salazar’s numbers distort the true number of working rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. According to Baker Hughes:

* Four days before the Deepwater Horizon accident there were 55 rotary rigs actually drilling offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
* On May 28, 2010, when the administration announced the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling, there were 46 rotary rigs operating in the Gulf.
* Last week, 25 rotary rigs were operating in the Gulf of Mexico.

So the fact that there is an “all-time high” number of rigs in the Gulf ignores the fact that most of those rigs are not working. Claiming an increase in idle rigs in the Gulf as a success story is like claiming the job market is great because a lot of people are unemployed and available to work.

In the same hearing, the Secretary also claimed that “the production has remained at an all-time high” within the Gulf of Mexico and there is no way to actually make this true. The Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration reports that production in the Gulf of Mexico is in decline, forecasting a decline of 250,000 barrels a day from Gulf production, due partly to the moratorium and restricted permitting. While the annual production figure for 2010 was greater than 2009, EIA’s month-by-month production figures show a peak in May of 2010, and a relatively steady decline since.
And then Obama holds a press conference, repeating the same lie.

http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/03/sad-obama-official-salazar-lies-to-congress-about-gulf-oil-production-to-prevent-more-drilling-video/

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/steo/pub/contents.html

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 4:24 PM on Mar. 12, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (9)
  • I'll check back on this one in a few minutes.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 4:26 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • All of them.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 4:34 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Hmmmm believe the administration? Ummm that's a big fat NO.
    DSamuels

    Answer by DSamuels at 4:40 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • the conflict in libya is causing energy emergencies.
    the deepwater event caused an energy emergency.
    the problems in Japan are now an energy emergency.
    see where I'm going with this? all because of a heavy dependence on energy worldwide.
    everyone lies when it comes to energy, and they always will.
    meanwhile, anwar has 60 billion barrels untouched.
    shale oil yields are not yet calculable, but could be as much.
    I don't understand the confusion.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 4:44 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Now if a Republican LIED, the other side would be calling for blood but since it was NOT a Republican that lied, it's okay, no biggie, no worries! Forget about it!

    Is there a double standard? Why of course, there is!
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 4:48 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Now if a Republican LIED, the other side would be calling for blood but since it was NOT a Republican that lied, it's okay, no biggie, no worries! Forget about it!


    If a Republican lied many Republicans would make excuses or shrug it off. I'm ticked that Obama and his admin have lied, on multiple occasions and topics but have my blood pressure to consider.


    Neither of the major parties is clean or honest or lacking in hypocrisy. Both suck out loud.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 5:44 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • My question is this: how could it have been at a "all time high" with a moratorium? Plus, PBO said yesterday [that we have to remember, our production is down because we are coming off the largest oil spill in history.] Now, is it up or down. I think it is down since he shut most of the rigs down. The one that caught on fire a couple of weeks ago was not producing.


    While only 34 of the 125 rigs in the Gulf are actually working....so, I think the gov't is lying. 


    http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2011/02/more_oil_drilling_rigs_are_in.html

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 6:51 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • I think it's safe to go by the old rule that states: Every lie has buried within it, a nugget of truth!! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:53 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Sounds like a lie to me!
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:04 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

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