NASA: First Geologic Map of Titan

Guest post by David Middleton From the cooler than schist files… NEWS | NOVEMBER 18, 2019The First Global Geologic Map of Titan Completed The first map showing the global geology of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has been completed and fully reveals a dynamic world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters and other terrains. Titan is the only…

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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…

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, 2019 U.S. oil production fell in July, another worrying sign for the shale industry. The latest EIA data shows that oil output fell sharply in…

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…

Revisiting Day One of the Cenozoic Era

Guest geology by David Middleton Cenozoic Era: The Era of New Life Who would have ever guessed that details about the first day of the Cenozoic Era might have been preserved the stratigraphic record? Sep 09, 2019Rocks at Asteroid Impact Site Record First Day of Dinosaur Extinction AUSTIN, Texas — When the asteroid that wiped…

Los Angeles Doomed: Not Because Climate Change

Guest geologizing by David Middleton Earthquake fault long thought dormant could devastate Los Angeles, researchers say By DEBORAH NETBURNSTAFF WRITER AUG. 31, 2019 9:42 AM Scientists citing new research say an earthquake fault along the Los Angeles coast, previously believed to be dormant, is active and could cause a destructive 6.4 magnitude earthquake if it…