The fracking change is much more important than you can imagine–petrol products are essential to modern life.
Category Archives: Oil and gas
Marita talks about the US picking up the slack on declines in middle east oil supplies.
Maybe. The North Carolina Senate voted 33-13 in favor of fracking. Continue reading
In an otherwise reasonable summary of some proposed major changes being suggested by the NYS Public Service Commission in how electrical utilities and their grids would operate, the reporter adds this unattributed cautionary note:
“Burning natural gas in thousands of locations would make it almost impossible to capture carbon from power plants and pump it underground to avoid worsening climate change.”
Foundations using money from business interests to campaign against those donor’s competition? Shocking. Imagine such deviousness.
BP is hurtin’ from the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo spill, but they have opportunities like the Rosneft (Russian Oil Co.) deal.
So some satellite info creates another scare about the oil sands and steam extraction.
I am just tremblin’.
One major hurdle has been passed (or repassed). How much longer and how much more costly? Continue reading
[press release from US DOJ]
“… today announced the settlement with Suffolk County (Suffolk) in a federal civil environmental lawsuit alleging that Suffolk violated the federal leak prevention requirements for underground storage tanks at 35 facilities that the County has owned or operated. The violations involve 68 underground storage tanks, which contain gasoline or waste oil in generally large quantities and can cause serious environmental damage if allowed to leak.”
That’s about 10 times what we’ve used so far. Continue reading
Who needs energy or tax revenues? Continue reading
A lengthy, but terrific story in the WaPo. Go Chevron, go. Continue reading
Also… “U.S. oil production growth was the largest in the world last year, showing that despite some suggestions to the contrary, crude is plentiful, BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley said Wednesday.” Continue reading
“The world has been running into fossil fuels, not away from them.” Continue reading
Obama Energy nominee Moniz: Throws up roadblocks for natural gas exports; Concerns over price elasticity, ‘cumulative impacts’ — code for global warming
In response to a question on LNG from Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow. At best, Moniz is a central planner. Continue reading
Climate skeptics are routinely accused of being conspiracy theorists… But Pachauri is peddling a conspiracy theory of his own. Continue reading
It’s a manmade lake that may require a manmade clean-up. Continue reading
Last year, domestic natural gas production averaged 69 billion cubic feet per day, a record, and a 33% increase over the levels achieved back in 2005. That year, Lee Raymond, the famously combative former CEO of ExxonMobil, declared that “gas production has peaked in North America.” Continue reading