COP 26 Encore: “U.S. to hold huge crude oil sale in the Gulf of Mexico”… Irony can be so ironic!

Guest “He fought the law and the law won,” by David Middleton Days after climate talks, U.S. to hold huge crude oil sale in the Gulf of Mexico By —…

Over 90% of Gulf of Mexico Oil & Gas Production Still Down Due to Ida

Guest “I hate hurricanes, particularly three letter ones that start with ‘I’” by David Middleton NATURAL GAS | OIL | SHIPPING 02 Sep 2021 | 21:22 UTCUS Gulf of Mexico…

Six States Provide 55% of US Primary Energy… (And Federal Oil & Gas Leasing to Resume!)

Guest “Two posts for the price of one” by David Middleton AUGUST 31, 2021Six U.S. states accounted for over half of the primary energy produced in 2019 In 2019, the…

A Peak Oiler and an Abiotic Oil Aficionado Walked into a Bar on the Gulf of Mexico…

Guest “Deepwater trip to Mars” by David Middleton A Peak Oiler would look at this pie chart and declare that 93% of the oil and gas under the US Federal…

California Importing More Foreign Oil… Because Climate Change!

Guest “Too fracking funny!” by David Middleton CAUSE AND EFFECT: FOREIGN OIL IMPORTS CONTINUE TO GROW AS CALIFORNIA DENIES NEW FRACKING PERMITSBY William Allison Jul. 14, 2021 Citing the need…

US Crude Oil Exports: Record High in 2020, Despite Lockdown

Guest “Yee-hah! ” by David Middleton JULY 20, 2021U.S. crude oil exports reached record levels in 2020 and remain high in 2021 Despite volatility in global oil markets, U.S. crude…

Biden to Kill 200,000 More Jobs Because… Climate Change

Guest “MAVA (Made America Venezuela Already)” by David Middleton How Many US GOM Jobs Could Go Under Biden?by Andreas Exarheas|Rigzone Staff|Tuesday, February 09, 2021 If U.S. President Joe Biden’s pause…

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…

Internet Science Made Stupid: “Scientists Warn Gulf Of Mexico ‘Supervolcano’ About To Erupt”

Guest geological storytelling by David Middleton In my recent post, How Climate Change Buried a Desert 20,000 Feet Beneath the Gulf of Mexico Seafloor, we discussed the rifting that enabled…

How Climate Change Buried a Desert 20,000 Feet Beneath the Gulf of Mexico Seafloor

Guest geological storytelling by David Middleton You see the story yet? It’s all pretty much here.In a language you can’t yet understand, but it’s here.A tale of upheaval and battles…

Energy Returned On Energy Invested: Real(ish)Things That Don’t Matter, Part Trois

Featured Image Guest Seinfeld routine by David Middleton In Part One of this series, we looked at Peak Oil and its irrelevance to energy production and also discussed the relevance…

A Tale of Two Lease Sales

Or, more accurately, two tales about the same lease sale… Guest rant by David Middleton Earlier this year, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that all available leases in the Gulf…

Invest in Nature, not infrastructure for storm abatement

I suppose maybe they didn’t see this study on how a long forgotten seawall helped save homes in New Jersey. The best defense against catastrophic storms: Mother Nature, say Stanford…

Tropical Storm Andrea Tracking

TS Andrea, the first named Atlantic storm of the season continues to organize, but so far has only maximum sustained winds of ~60mph. Florida will get quite a bit of…

Remember those tarballs that washed ashore during Isaac – that's nothing compared to Natural oil pollution

I’m sure you’ve seen the picture of tarballs on the beach splashed all over the MSM after hurricane Isaac came ashore in Louisiana. The left leaning website Think Progress (parent…

Inconvenient bacteria eats a good portion Deepwater Horizon oil spill

From the University of Rochester , those darned bacteria are ruining the eco photo-ops.  Video follows. At least 200,000 tons of oil and gas from Deepwater Horizon spill consumed by…

Hurricane Isaac tracking

After battling the “dry” tropical air along its route from Haiti, Cuba, Florida, to Louisiana, Isaac has finally become a hurricane with the required 64+ knots 1-minute sustained near-surface winds.…

One benefit of the midwest drought

From Texas A&M University Good news from the bad drought: Gulf ‘Dead Zone’ smallest in years, says Texas A&M expert The worst drought to hit the United States in at…

Isaac takes aim – look out New Orleans and Biloxi

The track models have all been pointing to the Gulf coast rather than central Florida, this plot of 10 meter wind velocity through August 31st is from WeatherBell’s newly setup…

An active tropical Atlantic

The big worry of course is Tropical Storm Isaac, which may collide with Florida this coming week, just in time for the Republican National Convention in Tampa Monday. This from…

Debby, a lot of clouds, wind, rain – but no hurricane

NASA Sees Tropical Storm Debby’s Clouds Blanket Florida Two satellites have captured imagery that shows Tropical Storm Debby has thrown a large white blanket of clouds over the state of…

Tropical Storm Debby

Well it seems the Gulf Coast is in for a wet and windy start of the week. It will be interesting to see what hype the media tries to make…

Younger Dryas -The Rest of the Story!

WUWT readers may recall this recent story: New evidence of Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact The story below provides much more detail about the Younger Dryas event and the split that has…

Friday Funny – screwy thinking for Earth Day

We’ve known for some time that the eco-minded tend to think that humans are a bad thing. For example, there’s the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement: That’s no joke, it is…