Category Archives: petroleum

It’s Game Over for Keystone XL opponents ‘Game Over’ Claims

Even Dr. James Hansen doesn’t  believe Keystone XL itself will significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions Video follows below At today’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Keystone XL, Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) asked well-known climate scientist James Hansen to clarify … Continue reading

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More Fun with Oil and Gas

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, having had such a good time with M. King Hubbert meeting the EIA, I thought I’d toss out another puzzle. This one is inspired by a statement from the King himself that someone quoted … Continue reading

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New – magnetic, reusuable, oil spill recovery material

Breakthrough or bogus? I ask readers to help sort it out. Every once in awhile something comes along that gives us a wow factor. This is one of those times. What you see below is a frame from a video … Continue reading

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CO2 causes earthquakes, is there anything it can’t do?

From the University of Texas at Austin  and the “if a small earthquake happens in the boonies, does anyone care?” department comes this press release that the anti-frackers will most certainly seize upon. Note the word “probably” in the headline … Continue reading

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Dana Nuccitelli’s ‘vested interest’ ? – oil and gas

As a skeptic of AGW, I and many of my peers are often subjected to scrutiny and accusations of being in the employ of “big oil”. It’s a standard line used by warmists, almost as effective at denigration as playing … Continue reading

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Canadian Tragedy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was saddened to read this morning that a train with a load of crude oil derailed and caught fire in Lac-Mégantic, Canada, and I started writing this post. I heard during the afternoon there … Continue reading

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Obama on Keystone XL pipeline, ‘the fix is in’

Obama says it should not be approved unless made ‘carbon neutral’. OSFC Rapid Response on Obama’s Keystone XL Announcement Not To Approve Keystone XL Unless Determined First It Will Not Lead to net Increase of GHG Emissions Ahead of President … Continue reading

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I’m on Al Gore’s radar – for showing a path forward

Heh. Apparently, I must be destroyed for having an opinion. From Al Gore’s “Reality Drop” project, the GoreBots have been given the orders. What’s all the hullabaloo about? An interview I gave with a website that covers energy issues. 

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Oil Production on Federal Lands Fell Again in 2012 – Climate Progress Blames Geology

Guest post by David Middleton “We produce more oil at home than we have in 15 years.” –President Obama, Feb. 12, 2013 Yes, Mr. President, we do produce more oil at home than we have in quite a long time. … Continue reading

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“A [Junk] Scientist’s Misguided Crusade” Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

Guest Post by David Middleton More improper activity from the Million Dollar Bureaucrat… A Scientist’s Misguided Crusade By JOE NOCERA Published: March 4, 2013 Last Friday, at 3:40 p.m., the State Department released its “Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement” for … Continue reading

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Keystone Pipeline: Housecats Have More Emissions Impact

Guest post by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times On Friday, the Department of State released a 2,000-page draft review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project. If approved, the pipeline will carry up to 830,000 barrels of … Continue reading

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Keystone pipeline passes environmental review – ‘little impact on climate’ – ecos outraged

From Tom Nelson: Keystone pipeline passes environmental review: It’s the [CO2-induced] end of the world as the Sierra Club knows it, and I feel fine Keystone XL pipeline would have little impact on climate change, State Department analysis says – … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – NYT on James Hansen & Bill McKibben’s ‘boneheaded’ efforts

Whoo-boy. NASA’s James Hansen disses McKibben in an email to an NYT reporter. Hansen was speaking candidly, never thinking this email would see the light of day. But that’s not the punchline… Hansen on the highly inflated 350.org Keystone XL … Continue reading

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SOTU: Energy Fabrications, Falsehoods and Fantasies

Guest Post by David Middleton During his State of the Union Address, President Obama had a few things to say about energy snd I have a few replies. Pres. Obama: We buy… less foreign oil than we have in 20 … Continue reading

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Life After Energy: What if fossil fuels disappeared tomorrow?

There is an anti-human TV program on the History Channel called Life After People, which portrays the aftermath of the imaginary scenario where all people on Earth suddenly vanished in a rapture-like event tomorrow. I’ve often seen it flipping channels, … Continue reading

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Conventional Wisdom, Unconventional Oil

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a discussion over at Judith Curry’s excellent blog, about peak oil. I find the whole madness surrounding peak oil to be one more example of our human love for warnings of future disaster. Few … Continue reading

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Weepy Bill gets Wapo’d

Heh, even the liberal mouthpieces think the 350.org campaign led by Bill McKibben against the Keystone XL pipeline is stupid, calling it “bizarre”. They write in a forceful editorial today:

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Up to 233 billion barrels of oil discovered in southern Australia

From the Telegraph: The discovery in central Australia was reported by Linc Energy to the stock exchange and was based on two consultants reports, though it is not yet known how commercially viable it will be to access the oil. … Continue reading

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“Canadian oil sands pollute nearby lakes. Report is blow to Keystone pipeline.” (Or Not)

The only “blow to the Keystone pipeline” is in the exaggerated reporting of the science… The “report” (Kurek et al., 2013) did find slight elevations (relative to 1950) of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in five lakes in the vicinity of … Continue reading

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Cheap Natural Gas, but wait – there’s more

Guest post by Ric Werme One minor sign of fall where I live is the arrival of a letter from the gas utility announcing the “Fixed Price Option (FPO) lock-in price” for the winter season. FPO offers a price which … Continue reading

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