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.…