Category Archives: Oil and gas

The reports of fracking’s demise are greatly exaggerated

I have some friends who run a companies or have investments in exploration for oil and gas. They remain optimistic that Saudi and Russian efforts to dampen fracking enthusiasm are not working.

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The strange dynamics of carbon taxation

Why would oil and gas companies in Europe go for carbon taxes?

Read this stunning indictment of their motives.

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Ok joins in the effort to stop the local nannies from prohibiting fracking and oil and gas exporation and extraction.

It is so easy to pressure local politicians–they are a bunch of overgrown teenage seekers of office.
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EPA bites their tongue, admits fracking and drilling aren’t harming water supplies for humans

The problem with any half ass admission like this is that it leaves open the precuationary principle–as the EPA says–we must be ever on the alert. Remember the rule of practical politics–keep the populace alarmed so they will be clamorous to be led to safety (Mencken).

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Gazprom (think Russian Bear) hits a rough spot?

You bet, and since the Russian economy is not very diverse, this is a problem.

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Fracking bans by cities don’t stand

I learned a few things in law school–one is that at the state level the only sovereign is the state.

All political entities in a state exist at the pleasure and with the approval of the state–water boards, cities, utility districts, counties, conservation districts, school districts. That’s why the state can stop city bans. Now if we could get states to stop the sanctuary city movement.

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California Enviro Problems–the CARB

Many years ago the California Air Resources Board, a sub division of the California Environmental Protection Agency distinguished itself as a lunatic fanatic bureaucracy. CA has paid the price.

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