“New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized”… And hydrothermal oil!

Guest post by David Middleton   July 24, 2017 New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized An article just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes two remarkably different hydrothermal vent fields discovered in the southern Gulf of California. Despite being relatively close together, these vents host very different animal…

“Mexico Oil Privatization Pays Off With Billion-Barrel Find”

Featured image. Guest post by David Middleton Mexico Oil Privatization Pays Off With Billion-Barrel Find By Adam Williams and Angelina Rascouet July 12, 2017 Block among first awarded for private exploration in Mexico Premier Oil shares jump as much as 38% on Zama-1 well success Mexico’s decision to allow private companies to explore for oil…

“The World Keeps Not Running Out of Oil”

Guest post by David Middleton The World Keeps Not Running Out of Oil July 2017 By David Brown, Explorer Correspondent The world has anticipated the “rapid exhaustion” of crude oil supplies for at least 100 years. Will it go on being close to running out of crude for the next 100? “Peak Oil” — the…

Monumental, Unsustainable Environmental Impacts

Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy would inflict major land, wildlife, resource damage Paul Driessen Demands that the world replace fossil fuels with wind, solar and biofuel energy – to prevent supposed catastrophes caused by manmade global warming and climate change – ignore three fundamental flaws. 1) In the Real World outside the realm of…

A Rebuttal to Environmentalists’ Claims That “Arctic Drilling Revenue Predictions Are ‘Way Off’”

Guest post by David Middleton Why would anyone care what “environmentalists” have to say about potential Arctic oil revenue?  I only care because their “reasoning” is both fun and easy to ridicule. Environmentalists Say Arctic Drilling Revenue Predictions ‘Way Off’ IULIA GHEORGHIU | JUNE 19, 2017 Conservation advocates believe opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,…

“Hard Lessons From the Great Algae Biofuel Bubble”

Guest post by David Middleton From 2005 to 2012, dozens of companies managed to extract hundreds of millions in cash from VCs in hopes of ultimately extracting fuel oil from algae. CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors were making huge claims about the promise of algae-based biofuels; the U.S. Department of Energy was also making big bets…