“Arctic air freezes Permian shale fields”… Fake news?

Guest “how to spot fake news” by David Middleton Reporting from Ice Station Dallas Fake news isn’t necessarily false or untrue. U.S. oil output plunges as Arctic air freezes Permian…

Shell Goes Full BP

Guest “Who gives a flip about what Europe does?” by David Middleton SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 12:47 AM UPDATED 3 DAYS AGOExclusive: Shell launches major cost-cutting drive to prepare for energy…

Defund the Police… Because Climate Change

Guest “really? by David Middleton This was in yesterday’s RealClearEnergy feed… “There Is No Climate Justice Without Defunding the Police” I’m not going to bother quoting anything from this “article”……

Tall Tales of “Shale” and Free Markets: A ChiCom-19 Fantasy

Guest “Frackin’ A Bubba ” by David Middleton Do U.S. Shale Drillers Deserve To Exist In Free Markets?By Mitchell McGeorge – Apr 18, 2020 In the fallout of the current…

US Chamber of Commerce: What if we banned frac’ing?

Guest “fracking A, Bubba!” by David Middleton Note: This is a politically charged post. If you don’t like such posts, don’t bother reading it. What would happen if frac’ing was…

“On the Cover of the Rolling Stone” #ExxonKnew: Earth Is Radioactive

Guest “implied face palm” by David Middleton Hat tip to MMontgomery via Charles the Moderator. From the “No Schist Sherlock Files”… This Rolling Stone article reads like the Josh “Gasland”…

Prediction: Iran Sanctions To Trigger $120/bbl Oil! Or Not.

Guest Yogi Berra impression by David Middleton Last month, Dr. Phillip Verleger, a professional prediction maker, predicted a crash in U.S. crude oil production in 2020. My response was: Certainly…

Oil Production at 100 million bbl/d: “Twin peaks straining the system to the limit”? Or just another day at the office in a highly resilient industry?

Guest commentary by David Middleton From the International Energy Agency’s Oil Market Report (OMR): Home » Newsroom » News » 2018 » October OMR: Twin Peaks 12 October 2018 Both…

Climate impacts of super-giant oilfields go up with age, Stanford scientists say

From Eurekalert Public Release: 17-Jul-2017 Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences Even oilfields aren’t immune to the ravages of time: A new study finds that as some of…

M. King Meets the EIA

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Dramatis Personae: The “EIA” is the US Energy Information Agency, the US agency in charge of data about energy production, consumption, and use. It has just…

Oil Production on Federal Lands Fell Again in 2012 – Climate Progress Blames Geology

Guest post by David Middleton “We produce more oil at home than we have in 15 years.” –President Obama, Feb. 12, 2013 Yes, Mr. President, we do produce more oil…

A look at oil production

Saudi Production Profile Guest post by David Archibald World conventional oil production peaked in 2005 and has been on a plateau at about that level ever since. This graph suggests…

Peak Oil – now for the downslope

Guest post by David Archibald When I posted on peak oil’s effect on agricultural costs and food security, some comments questioned the idea of peak oil. What follows is a…