Noble Energy, Israel’s Delek to Supply Gas to Egypt in $15 Billion Deal

Thought Piece The power of the shale revolution continues to provide geopolitical benefits to the world and of course significant future emission reductions. One can hope that Israel will now start harvesting more and more of its offshore natural gas assets. Noble Energy, Israel’s Delek to Supply Gas to Egypt in $15 Billion Deal Agreement is [...]

By | 2018-02-21T22:46:03+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

OH Fractivist Claims Obliterated with Cold, Hard Facts from NEPA

Thought Piece The most important part of the following piece from Jim Willis and the Marcellus Drilling News is the thoughtful guest piece of Chris Acker. It is a real boots-on-the-ground testimonial about the importance of responsible management of natural resources and economic development to the socio-economics and human health of forward-looking communities, counties, and regions. [...]

By | 2018-02-13T23:34:06+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

More Oil And Natural Gas Invalidate ‘Keep It In The Ground’ Movement

Thought Piece Jude Clemente continues to be one of the most balanced writers on natural resources and conservation in the U.S. He has always been worth the effort to read and understand. The “Keep it in the Ground” has always reminded me of a bad idea with no sense of direction. “Cave woman to cave man: [...]

By | 2018-02-13T23:38:34+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

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

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