Major Aussie Refinery Closing, Due to Hostile Government Policy

Despite desperate offers of subsidies from the Federal Government, one of the last oil refineries in Australia is set to close, along with a string of dependent industries, thanks to…

“You Can’t Fix Stupid”… Biden Pauses New Oil & Gas Leasing on Federal Lands and Waters

Guest “you can’t fix stupid” by David Middleton We knew this was coming… Biden Hits ‘Pause’ On Oil And Gas Leasing On Public Lands And WatersJanuary 27, 2021NATHAN ROTT, SCOTT…

New Mexico Shocked by “Biden Assault On Oil And Gas”

Guest “I feel shocked” by Pepper Brooks David Middleton Jan 24, 2021New Mexico Officials Taken Aback By Biden Assault On Oil And GasDavid BlackmonSenior ContributorEnergy Officials in the state of…

Sources: Biden to halt all oil, gas & coal leasing on Federal lands & waters

Guest “we told you so” by David Middleton This is not related to the 60-day procedural mortarium currently in place. While this is based on anonymous sources, I did hear…

Biden Suspends Federal Oil and Gas Permits, Because Climate Change

As promised, Biden has launched a full frontal assault on the USA’s oil and gas jobs, while he investigates the impact of US domestic energy independence on climate change.

Peak Oil Demand and the Middle East: Even More Bad News?

Guest essay by Tilak Doshi – Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore It would seem that the Middle East oil producers cannot get enough of…

Forbes: The Shipping Industry is Subsidising the Oil Industry by buying Oil

Forbes has set a new benchmark in green attempts to somehow demonstrate fossil fuels are subsidised, by suggesting that shipping companies buying heavy fuel oil of their own free will…

The Conversation: Buy Oil Shares to Combat Climate Change

Professors trying to explain that divestment puts money into the pockets of fossil fuel investors

This Week’s Peak Permian Prediction? Why “Peak Permian” is almost an oxymoron.

Guest “déjà vu all over again” by David Middleton Will The Permian Peak This Year? By Anes Alic – Jan 16, 2020 Ticker: Just a few years back, the U.S. shale industry…

Another Permian Basin Peak Oil Prediction… Yawn.

Guest “who fracking cares?” by David Middleton What is so newsworthy about peak oil predictions? The latest is from someone named Adam Waterous and it’s all over the news. This…

NYT: President Trump to Drop Climate Change from Federal Infrastructure Planning

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to NYT, President Trump has moved to modify a 50 year old rule which requires Federal Agencies to consider the “cumulative consequences” of new…

Why is the Brazil oil spill still described as “mysterious”?

Guest “why?” by David Middleton Mysterious oil spill threatens marine biodiversity haven in Brazil By Herton Escobar Nov. 4, 2019 , 4:50 PM Marine scientists in Brazil are closely monitoring the…

Predictions are Hard, Especially About the Future

Gasoline vs Electric Vehicle Future Fuel Costs This was originally a comment on David Middleton’s post, https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/10/31/the-oil-age-is-doing-just-fine-bloomberg-new-energy-finance-notwithstanding/ The original comment was from Detengineer, in reply to another comment from Mark,…

ExxonMobil & Chevron Eviscerate Democrat Frac’ing Ban Fantasies

Guest “that was easy” by David Middleton Like most Bloomberg energy articles, this is very stupidly written… Starting off with the headline that implies that “Warren’s fracking ban” is something…

Another Ignorant Forecast of the Death of the Shale Boom

Guest “riiiight” by David Middleton From the perpetually wrong Nick Cunningham at Oil Price Dot Com… US Shale Production Is Set For A Steep DeclineBy Nick Cunningham – Oct 01,…

Climate Champion Australia Begs the USA for Fuel

Guest essay by Eric Worrall When green virtue signalling goes bad. Australia looks to access US fuel reserves to shore up supplies amid Persian Gulf tensions By political reporter Jane Norman…

Energy Dominance: US Crude Oil Production Tops 12 Million Barrels per Day in April!

Guest MAGA by David Middleton JULY 8, 2019U.S. crude oil production surpassed 12 million barrels per day in April U.S. crude oil production and lease condensate reached another milestone in…

Shale Boom Doomed According to Bill McKibben’s Preferred Oil & Gas Industry Experts

Guest commentary by David Middleton People send Charles things and they sometimes wind up in my inbox… The Shale Boom Is About To Go Bust by Tyler Durden Fri, 05/10/2019…

The Oil & Gas Industry Capital of the World’s Newspaper: Totally Ignorant of the Oil & Gas Industry

Guest ROTFLMFAO in Houston by David Middleton U.S. smart to delay expansion of offshore drilling [Editorial]By The Houston Chronicle May 5, 2019 Drill baby, drill? Not so fast—and thank goodness. The…

Prediction: Iran Sanctions To Trigger $120/bbl Oil! Or Not.

Guest Yogi Berra impression by David Middleton Last month, Dr. Phillip Verleger, a professional prediction maker, predicted a crash in U.S. crude oil production in 2020. My response was: Certainly…

Study: Climate Change Friendly Air Conditioners Could Convert CO2 to Petroleum

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new paper claims the vast artificial airflow created by the world’s air conditioners could be harnessed to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere, by…

The Guardian Demands Nationalisation of All Oil Companies Because Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to Guardian author Owen Jones, Extinction Rebellion aren’t being radical enough; demanding large scale nationalisation is the only way to stop an ongoing rise…

Abiotic Oil: Real(ish)Things That Don’t Matter, Part Deux

Guest Seinfeld routine by David Middleton In part one of this series, we looked at Peak Oil and its irrelevance to energy production. In Part Deux, we will look at…

The World’s Deepest Oil Well: How Bad Science Spreads on the Internet

Guest eye-rolling by David Middleton This eye-catching blog post was published in 2017 by “Fuel Fighter“… Fuel Fighter sells home heating oil in the UK… Yet this has been treated…