well, the tech problem is gettin all the oil to the salt storage facilities and pray they keep without crunching (We have a drawdown maximum poersite so that we can only pump out about 1.5 million gal/day without causing any problems in the salt domes.
We also have a single unit train storage facility in La somewhere for quick response (I dont think were gonna presss that to sell because it can be refined to avgas and diesel really quick
I was down at the Weeks site in93 (or 94 I fergit) when that bigass sinkhole swallowed part of the reserve in Iberia Parish and sent it back into the salt. We now dissolve the salt domes and increase the size of the storage . I know, from talking with folks who are around that area of the industry, that we want better storage sites and one of them is about 70+ million barrels and that ione needs some fixing up.
Remember, we sold a bunch right after Katrina (after Bush left) to help with the cleanup and new levees and such as well as some of the work in Alabama and Miss.
Im no expoert but I think a swap to sell it off as opposed to just leak it off to domestic use (which would take a long time).
Oils fungable but its nobody" s fault that we are so good at finding oil that weve kicked the Hubbert("peak oil") Equation in the ass.