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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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…

When life gives you fracked water, make methane hydrate

From the American Chemical Society , an environmentalist’s nightmare. Desalination of drinking water, fracking, and methane hydrates all wrapped up into one positive outcome. Using a form of ‘ice that burns’ to make potable water from oil and gas production In the midst of an intensifying global water crisis, scientists are reporting development of a…

Friday Funny: Fracking protestors and their petro-sourced belongings

There’s been a lot of hullabaloo in the UK over the Balcombe fracking protests. WUWT reader Eric Worrall writes in with this comparison photo. Original picture source: http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-08-16/anti-fracking-activists-camp-without-permission/ Here is a tagged version of the same picture of all the plastic high tech synthetics used by anti fracking protestors in England, captured in a single…

Friday Funny – fracktional thinking

In the U.K. there is a big ridiculous row over this well concealed gas well in Balcombe, that the Balcombe Parish Council didn’t even object to when Cuadrilla’s application for planning permission to drill for shale gas went before them. The noise being made by the anti-frackers in America is equally ridiculous, they can’t even…

Obama Administration Supports Fracking and Natural Gas, Despite Environmental Opposition

By Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times. Last Thursday, the US Department of the Interior released a draft proposal that would “establish common-sense safety standards for hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands.” Last Friday, the US Department of Energy (DOE) approved a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Freeport, Texas. Despite opposition…

Groundwater unaffected by shale gas production in Arkansas

From Duke University , something sure to irritate people like Josh Fox, Joe Romm,  and Bill McKibben who are certain that fracking is terrible. DURHAM, N.C. — A new study by scientists at Duke University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) finds no evidence of groundwater contamination from shale gas production in Arkansas. “Our results…