Eastern and south-eastern Australia domestic gas production (excluding LNG), 2017−36

Green Craziness: Deepening Aussie Energy Crisis

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A combination of green inspired state moratoria on gas exploration, coupled with growing gas export capacity, and politically motivated closures of coal plants, has created a looming shortfall in Australian energy supply. Energy shortages in 2018-19 without national reform, market operator warns Australian Energy Market Operator predicts shortfalls in New…

Oil – Where did it come from?

Guest post by David Middleton Introduction I am a petroleum geologist/geophysicist with about 36 years of experience in oil & gas exploration mostly in the Gulf of Mexico.   In light of Andy May’s recent post, Oil – Will we run out?, I thought I might post an essay on oil formation. Over the past six years,…

Politico: 40% Surge in Orders for New Ice Hardened Petroleum Transporters

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Politico reports that Finland’s Ship Building Industry is experiencing a bumper year, as Paris Climate Agreement signatories celebrate the new global environmental accord, by massively ramping up oil and gas exploration and mining in the Arctic. Finland finds global warming’s upside The country’s icebreaker business is booming as the shrinking…

RCP 8.5: The “Mother of all” Junk Climate Science

Guest post by David Middleton Featured image borrowed from here. Nearly every catastrophic global warming doomsday scenario, particularity those involving icecap failures and Noah-size sea level rises are based on the “RCP 8.5” scenario.   Representative Concentration (or Carbon)Pathway 8.5 assumes a “rising radiative forcing pathway leading to 8.5 W/m² in 2100.”  It is generally…