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Texas flood: U.S. oil exports pour into markets worldwide

Thought Piece This article adds some real texture to the recent Houston oil “flood,” which is a double entedre with a reminder of the remarkable recovery of Houston after the recent flood. While U.S. Oil is an important part of the Shale Revolution, the other two large revenue streams can’t be ignored. American liquid natural gas [...]

By | 2018-02-08T23:17:01+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Weekly Word: I Am As Green As They Get

February 6, 2018 Subscribe: iTunes Greg Walcher, President of the Natural Resources Group, a consulting firm specializing in energy, water, public lands, forestry and wildlife. In addition, Walcher has served in the Governor’s Cabinet as the head of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and he also has spent a decade working in the U.S. Senate. [...]

By | 2018-02-08T23:07:44+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: The Weekly Word|Tags: , |0 Comments

More Manntastic denigration from the ‘climate agitator in chief’ over the American Museum of Natural History

Thought Piece Michael Mann recently received an University of Michigan Academic Freedom Award and yet he continues his assault on free speech. There are great scientific minds who disagree with him, in fact, he “believes that skepticism in science is a good thing.” Does anyone think he will notice his double standards? More Manntastic denigration from [...]

By | 2018-02-06T22:52:49+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Drilled, Baby, Drilled

Thought Piece Over 10 years ago, the US imported 12.9 million barrels of petroleum products a day and in the ensuing period, the US imported slightly over 2 millions barrels a day. Yes, the Shale Revolution is responsible for the difference, but in a more complex way than just oil. Shales, after all, delivers three distinct [...]

By | 2018-02-06T22:56:22+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments


Thought Piece Here is Spencer Walrath’s rebuttal of the Oreskes and Supran Study. Interestingly, the NY Times never ran a retraction or correction. EXPOSED: HARVARD STUDY OMITTED EVIDENCE TO ALLEGE EXXONMOBIL ‘MISLED’ PUBLIC ON CLIMATE SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 | SPENCER WALRATH A recent report from Harvard researchers accusing ExxonMobil of misleading the public on climate change was based [...]

By | 2018-02-06T23:05:58+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Boom in American Liquefied Natural Gas Is Shaking Up the Energy World

Thought Piece NYTimes: Boom in American Liquefied Natural Gas Is Shaking Up the Energy World As I started reviewing the New York Times over the last three months to find any practical understanding of the Shale Revolution, I found two pieces written by Clifford Krauss. The best of which is an extended piece entitled “Boom in [...]

By | 2018-02-08T23:22:34+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

First natural gas export terminal opens on East Coast

Thought Piece So the American environmental NGO’s couldn’t stop LNG from shipping from the U.S. , but they can try to deprive North American Tribes of economic development and sharing benefits from natural resource projects on their territory: As evidence, the Canadian First Nations Tribes say it prioritizes the environment, but in balance with economic development [...]

By | 2018-01-31T22:38:32+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Weekly Word: Wet and dry gas, NY fracs and the Marcellus

January 30, 2018 This Weekly Word with Jason Spiess and the professor Stephen Heins hosts Tom Shepstone from Pennsylvania, who is an urban consultant, community planner, researcher and advisor for zoning and land use in the Northeast of the U.S. Shepstone began the conversation by providing a history of the Appalachian Basin over the last [...]

By | 2018-02-08T23:06:24+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Energy, The Weekly Word|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Think Bad Oil and Gas Litigation Is Limited to Calif. and N.Y.? Colorado is Next in Line

Thought Piece How can anyone support big American environmental NGO’s “who make their money from opposing natural resource projects” and other ill-gotten gains from “sue and settle” law suits, government grants, wealthy foundations, and unsuspecting small donors? The 30 members of the First Nations Tribes of Canada certainly can’t. “We absolutely do not support big American [...]

By | 2018-01-31T22:49:29+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

How the B.C. tanker moratorium is killing First Nations’ enterprise

Thought Piece In contradistinction to some media portrayals of Native Tribes, the First Nations Tribes are opposed to the tanker ban proposed in Canadian Parliament, which threatens the $16 Billion Eagle Spirit Pipeline. The new pipeline ban would prevent Alberta oil from reaching the British Columbia Coast, much to the detriment of the Tribes. Thirty members [...]

By | 2018-01-28T21:55:01+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments