Are our oil and gas pipelines safe during an earthquake?

“It is very admirable indeed that science moves forwards, and we get better theories and find our errors. Yet the ominous concern is that all our current pipelines are at…

Cities, Countries, and Economies were built with derivatives from oil, not by electricity

To keep economies, lifestyles, and prosperity continuing their growth among humanity, the world’s focus should be toward the development of clones or generics to the oil derivatives that have made…

Oil: why higher prices will complicate the energy transition

Yet paradoxically, higher oil prices also provide incentives to oil companies to spend more on exploration and production – a potential step in the wrong direction for achieving net zero…

Oil in the ocean photooxidizes within hours to days, new study finds

Despite the significant consequences of this weathering pathway, photooxidation was not taken into account in oil spill models or the oil budget calculations during the Deepwater Horizon spill.

“Arctic air freezes Permian shale fields”… Fake news?

Guest “how to spot fake news” by David Middleton Reporting from Ice Station Dallas Fake news isn’t necessarily false or untrue. U.S. oil output plunges as Arctic air freezes Permian…

Biden’s Offshore Leasing Moratorium Will Increase GHG Emissions

Guest “I couldn’t make this sort of schist up if I was trying” by David Middleton Reporting From Ice Station Dallas NOIA Statement on BOEM Rescinding Record of Decision for…

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…

Death of Shale Postponed… Again

Guest “oils well that ends well ” by David Middleton The Red Chinese coronavirus has led to a lot of wishful thinking on the part of “journalists” over the past…

BP and Chevron: A Difference in Style or Substance?

In the high road of the climate crusade, marked by corporate brochures extolling social responsibility and environmental sustainability, BP was first past the post among the big oil majors.

Chevron’s Answer to Climate Change: Drill, Baby, Drill!

Guest “this is fracking hilarious” by David Middleton Chevron’s Answer to Climate Change Is to Keep Drilling for OilThe energy giant believes it can still wring years of profits from…

Joe Biden To Shut Down US Offshore Oil Production if Elected?

The most eye-catching of Biden’s proposals for the offshore industry is a promise to ban “new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters.” He also plans new protections…

Scientific American: “Nuclear Power Will Replace Oil By 2030”

When I saw this headline on RealClearEnergy, I thought it might be an article by Ted Nordhaus or Michael Schellenberger… But it went in a whole other direction…

Oil Demand To Spike In 2021 By 5.7 Million Barrels Daily As Oil Companies Slash Production: IEA

From The Daily Caller CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER June 16, 202012:45 PM ET FONT SIZE:00:4002:42 Cuts in oil supply and a record rebound in demand in 2021 will help put…

COVID-19 Dooms the Climate… Again! IEA: Oil Demand to Soon Exceed Pre-Lockdown Level

Alternate Title: Peak Oil Foiled Again Guest “too fracking funny for words” by David Middleton IEA chief says low oil prices will take demand beyond pre-crisis highsBy JAVIER BLAS on…

Bloomberg: “Achilles’ Heel of Shale” Epic Fail

Guest “they don’t have a fracking clue” by David Middleton Oil’s Sudden Rebound Is Exposing the Achilles’ Heel of ShaleBy Rachel Adams-Heard, Kevin Crowley, and David WetheMay 24, 2020 Oil…