"Nor will it be easy to get the majors to drill in U.S. waters again." Are you right-wingers just dumb or uninformed, or do you have a disease that forces you to constantly lie? Exxon Mobil Corp. announced last week that it had made two major oil discoveries and one natural gas find in the Gulf of Mexico. The company estimates that the new wells could produce about 700 million barrels of oil equivalent. Is Exxon a major? It doesn't have to come back.....it hasn't left the Gulf. As for the oil rigs, I predict they will go wherever they are hired. That's the way it's always worked before.