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 is a typical example: MarketsPeak Permian Oil Output Is Closer Than You Think, Investor SaysBy Simon CaseyJanuary 14, 2020 -Adam Waterous says U.S. shale is…

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Vladimir Putin Endorses Elizabeth Warren… Sort of…

Guest “too fracking funny” by David Middleton Vlad the fractivist… Russia’s Putin says shale oil technologies are ‘barbaric’PUBLISHED WED, NOV 20 Sam Meredith Russian President Vladimir Putin has sharply criticized nations like the U.S. for ignoring the environmental impact of shale oil and gas production, describing it as a “barbaric” process that the Kremlin has no interest…

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Energy Returned on Capital Invested: Ohio “Shale” vs Green “Schist”

Guest resource economics by David Middleton Ohio’s shale energy industry attracts nearly $78 billion in investment since 2011 11/20/2019 COLUMBUS, OHIO – Total investment in Ohio’s resource rich shale energy sector has reached $78 billion since tracking began in 2011, according to a Cleveland State University (CSU) study. Prepared for JobsOhio, the report represents the…

Montney Python’s Frac’ing Circus

Guest geology by David Middleton In a recent post of mine (ExxonMobil & Chevron Eviscerate Democrat Frac’ing Ban Fantasies) I made this passing comment: There is no evidence whatsoever that frac’ing has ever polluted groundwater or triggered palpable earthquakes.  Regarding my earthquake comment, I was referring to specific attribution, not generalized correlations. One very polite commentator from British…

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 more than a fantasy… PoliticsExxon, Chevron Begin Pushing Back Against Warren’s Fracking BanBy Kevin CrowleyNovember 1, 2019 America’s two biggest oil companies are starting to…

Shale Gas: Penn State Researchers Rediscover Circular Reasoning

Guest “are you fracking kidding me?” by David Middleton Researchers unearth cost-effective method for finding shale gasNew method approximates available gas in untapped areas of Marcellus Shale region using well production data David KubarekSeptember 03, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new method for exploring natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, developed by Penn State…

Frac’ing Goes Green… The Electric Frac Job Is Here!

Guest commentary by David Middleton This morning, Charles passed a couple of articles on to me about electric fracking. One was from a WUWT Tip submission by RonPE and the other was in an email he received. My first thought was that it might be referring to the use of microwaves to free kerogen from…

America! Frac Yeah!

Guest commentary by David Middleton How American Science Made Government Regulations On Emissions Unnecessary By Hank Campbell — May 18, 2018 In 2009 the U.S. government attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and pledged to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent by 2020. To make it happen, the Obama administration directed the U.S.…