The Looming Oil Shock

Guest “You get what you pay for” by David Middleton Hat tip to Jan from the Netherlands… It’s Too Late To Avoid A Major Oil Supply CrisisBy David Messler –…

Global fossil fuel use similar to decade ago in energy mix

The authors of the report don’t seem to have worked out that countries such as China and India don’t want them for the simple reason that they don’t work. They…

Texas to divest from oil & gas divestors… And trolling North Face

Guest “God blessed Texas” by David Middleton Boycott Texas oil, and Texas will boycott you, says Gov. Abbott with new lawBy RACHEL ADAMS-HEARD on 6/15/2021 (Bloomberg) –Texas is drawing battle…

Biden’s oil & gas leasing ban ruled unlawful by federal judge

Guest “What took so long?” by David Middleton Biden’s oil lease ban lifted by federal judgeBy JENNIFER A. DLOUHY AND ROBERT BURNSON on 6/16/2021 WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) –A federal judge lifted…

Bankers, insurers and activists assault our freedoms

Just as they lied for a year about the origins of and treatment for the “COVID-19” corona virus “for our own good,” their claims of coming catastrophes from “climate change”…

The Injustice of Blowing-Up Turtles, for Convenience

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog June 8, 2021 By jennifer It is World Ocean Day, an opportunity to learn more about the Great Barrier Reef and also artificial reefs in the Gulf…

Activist heads explode as USFWS says oil activities pose minimal risk to polar bears in AK

From Polar Bear Science Posted on May 30, 2021 |  Apparently, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) under Joe Biden agrees with my conclusion that oil company activities in Alaska pose minimal risk…

Fantasy Versus Reality In Woke-Land

After 20 years of planning and conjecture, by the end of 2020 carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities stored just 0.1% of global CO2 emissions. . . . The highest…

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…