Saudi-Soviet Assault on US Energy Security: Trump Wins!

Guest “hopefully not a premature victory lap” by David Middleton I totally missed this news item last Thursday: Oil surges 24% for best day on record after Trump tells CNBC…

The Seismic Silence of ChiCom-19… And Fighting Back Against the Soviet-Saudi Assault on US Energy Security.

Guest “geoscientists without borders schist” by David Middleton NEWS 31 MARCH 2020Coronavirus lockdowns have changed the way Earth movesA reduction in seismic noise because of changes in human activity is…

Energy Dominance: US Set Record for Energy Consumption in 2018!

Guest MAGA! by David Middleton Every now and then, Real Clear Energy carries a story relevant to energy… DECEMBER 23, 2019In 2018, the United States consumed more energy than ever…

Explaining Natural Gas Flaring to the New York Times’ Explanatory Reporters

Guest “Explanatory Reporting” by David Middleton Hat tip to Kip Hansen for bringing this to my attention. Despite Their Promises, Giant Energy Companies Burn Away Vast Amounts of Natural Gas…

USGS: Marcellus/Utica Natural Gas Resource Has Nearly Doubled Since 2012

Guest cheer leading by David Middleton USGS Estimates 214 trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas in Appalachian Basin Formations Release Date: OCTOBER 3, 2019 The Marcellus Shale and Point Pleasant-Utica…

Vox’s Zack Beauchamp: Democracy threatens climate, planet and democracy!

Guest Ron White impression by David Middleton Vox is always good for a laugh… The right-wing populist wave is a threat to the climateThe Amazon rainforest fires reveal a lot…

Energy Dominance: US Crude Oil Production Tops 12 Million Barrels per Day in April!

Guest MAGA by David Middleton JULY 8, 2019U.S. crude oil production surpassed 12 million barrels per day in April U.S. crude oil production and lease condensate reached another milestone in…

Florida Appeals Court: “Everglades open for oil drilling”… Drill, baby, drill!

Guest cheer-leading by David Middleton Everglades open for oil drilling after court ruling A Tallahassee appeals court reversed a decision by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday, ultimately granting…

U.S. Carbon Emissions Skyrocketed in 2018!

Guest “EXCELLENT!” by David Middleton U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed By Brad Plumer Jan. 8, 2019 WASHINGTON — America’s carbon dioxide emissions rose by…

U.S. Department of Energy: Coal FIRST Initiative

Guest David Middleton While we miss Gov. Perry here in Texas, he is doing a great job at the Department of Energy… Office of Fossil Energy Energy Department Announces Intent…

President Trump says our climate is “fabulous” and that “the climate, the hottest in modern human history, can change back on its own.”

Guest amateur climatologizing by David Middleton In my daily search for stupid and/or ignorant news articles about climate change, I ran across a couple of recent “gems” from Business Insider.…

At IPCC talks Trump Administration emphasizes scientific “uncertainty” and “value of fossil fuels”… MAGA!

Guest mocking by David Middleton From the No Schist Sherlock files of the American Association for the Advancement of Science of America…   Originally published by E&E News Top researchers…

Bangkok Part Deux: “You’ll Get Nothing and Like It!”

Guest hit & run by David Middleton This is sort of a sequel to Eric Worrall’s post on the Bangkok Blame Trump Climate Conference… Rich Nations Vowed Billions for Climate…

Winning! “Enshrining the Trump administration’s hobbled approach to climate regulation as the only reasonable approach under the law” and…

“Slamming the door shut on any later attempts to recreate Obama’s handiwork”! Guest spiking the football in the end zone by David Middleton Neil Gorsuch + Brett Kavanaugh = slamming the…

Vox: “Electric vehicles are gaining momentum, despite Trump”… Because S-curve!

Guest post by David Middleton From the never-ending font of infotainment, David Roberts of Vox… Electric vehicles are gaining momentum, despite Trump Policymakers and analysts are digging into the details…

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…

Clean Coal: Carbon Capture and Enhanced Oil Recovery, Part Deux

Guest post by David Middleton Not quite a year ago (April 18, 2017) I authored a post on the completion of the Petra Nova carbon capture project at the W.…

Trump Administration to open 90% of US Offshore to leasing and roll back Obama-era drilling regulations

Guest post by David Middleton The plan is to open almost everything in the 2019-2024 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program, with Eastern Gulf leasing beginning when the Congressional moratorium expires…