The Middle East Doubles Down on Oil and Gas As the UN Warns of “Climate Emergency”

Secretary-General António Guterres issued a stark warning: the world is facing a catastrophe ahead as it is on track to warm by more than 30 C by the end of…

Middle East Oil and Gas At The Cross-Roads under a Biden Presidency

Now that Joe Biden has most likely won the US presidential election, one might presume that the campaign rhetoric of the Democratic party will be pared back as the real…

2020 Hurricane Season Curtailed Over 40 Million bbl of GOM Oil Production

Guest “I hate hurricanes” by David Middleton 2008 was just about the worst year in recorded history. We had the financial collapse, the start of the “Great Recession,” the coronation…

Carbon Tracker Fantasy: “Cleanup of abandoned oil and gas wells could cost Texans $117 billion”

Guest “this is horst schist” by David Middleton BUSINESS // ENERGYCleanup of abandoned oil and gas wells could cost Texans $117 billion Paul Takahashi Oct. 1, 2020 Plugging and cleaning…

Shell Goes Full BP

Guest “Who gives a flip about what Europe does?” by David Middleton SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 12:47 AM UPDATED 3 DAYS AGOExclusive: Shell launches major cost-cutting drive to prepare for energy…

NC Attorney General Files Lawsuit to Block Marine Seismic Surveys

Guest “Are people really this stupid?” by David Middleton Hat tip to Willie Soon… NC attorney general files federal lawsuit to block offshore drilling by: WECT Staff Posted: Aug 27,…

ExxonMobil “Cancelled” by The Wall Street Journal… Dumped From DJIA

Guest “WTF?” by David Middleton A couple of days ago Charles forwarded me a reader request for commentary on the recent decision to dump ExxonMobil from the Dow Jones Industrial…

Trump greenlights drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but will oil companies show up?

The Trump administration has announced that it is opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development – the latest twist in a decades-long battle over the…

Alberta oil shipped through Panama Canal to Atlantic Canada to avert COVID-19 threat to energy supply

Any event — such as a COVID-19 outbreak in any of these oil-supplying countries — that disrupts the flow of crude oil to the refinery threatens the energy security of…

Big Oil Asset Write-Downs Are Not The End Of The Oil Age

Climate change activists have long lobbied for divestment from fossil fuel-producing companies. They have largely failed in this quest. This year, the steep falls in the value of the large…