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Oman considers major oil storage outside Hormuz strait

Khaleej Times(Reuters) -- Oman is considering building a facility to store up to 200 million barrels of crude safely outside the Strait of Hormuz, the head of a state-run oil investment company said on Wednesday.
The proposed facility would be larger than any other tank farm in the world. Working crude storage capacity at Cushing in the United States is around 62 million barrels.

Iran has repeatedly threatened to block the narrow shipping lanes between Oman and Iran through which over a third of all sea-borne traded oil is shipped each day, as tensions with the West over Teheran’s nuclear plans have intensified.

Oman is now studying whether there is still enough interest from oil producers and traders to merit building a storage complex on the Arabian Sea coast of south-east Oman.


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Submitted Oct 15, 2012 By: NOTSOGRN
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probably a safer choice.
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Might work.
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End up being another target to strike.
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Thank you for posting.
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Ok
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go with natural gas and the price of oil will bottom out...thus solving this problem.
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Old News
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Good!
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Maybe we could get ahead again by converting the Grand Canyon
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:59:03 PM

It would be smarter to build four 50 million barrel facilities. You never know when someone with a missle, bomber, or terrorist will strike. With four locations the risk is much less.
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If we were energy independent this would not matter to us.
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safe?
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is it needed?
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ohhh
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:44:48 PM

We need to switch to NG vehicles... If Iran blocks the shipping lane that should be their last day on earth...

[Edited by: us4usa at 10/15/2012 11:45:15 PM EST]
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we need more alternatives, not this
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It will take years to construct.
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OK!
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Costly ... but maybe necessary in this corner of the world
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Costly.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:35:03 PM

That is not a bad idea but don't let the crazies in Iran push you around - they need that strait as open as you do.
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This affects us how?
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care?
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Sounds like a good idea.
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protect what you can when you can!
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Good!
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Good for us
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True Jodybull.
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Sounds like a plan!
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Not really news
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better than putting crude on tankers.
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they have money and they will do it...
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Build it.

Reduce risk of transportation disruptions by the IAmAnutJob - current ruler of Persia (Iran).
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Tank farm? The largest in the world? Hhmmmm??.... Sounds like too many eggs (control) in one basket.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 10:55:52 PM

outside Hormuz strait?!?! That's kinda close to a bunch idiots that want to blow themselves up, isn't it?!
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I'm glad someone has decided to thumb their noses at Iran, the NoBama administration doesn't seem to be doing anything...
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Let Iran try.
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If Iran interferes with their neighbors, they may get bombed to oblivion
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Building a storage area is good business but will make oil more expensive.
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