Building the Bakken Radio Episode 214: Hurricane Harvey Impact Special

The Crude Life Media Network Special Interview with Stephen Heins on Hurricane Harvey’s Impact Heins discusses some of the big picture impacts Hurricane Harvey in regards to the oil and gas industry.  He also opines about the group who is trying to link Hurricane Harvey to energy extraction in the United States. He also [...]

By | 2017-09-05T22:12:21+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Categories: Audio, Energy, Environment|Tags: , , |0 Comments

CLIMATE Group seeks documents on disbanded advisory panel

Thought Piece I find myself thinking that the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) is too political and morally superior by 10. "Dumping a whole panel full of expert advisors show how badly Trump wants to avoid hearing the truth about climate change," according to Howard Crystal, a senior attorney for CBD's Climate Law Institute. The Center [...]

By | 2017-09-05T22:06:34+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Harvey, the Storm That Humans Helped Cause

Thought Piece It was only a matter of time before the New York Times ran a story about climate change and Hurricane Harvey. And, it was only a matter of time before the Times had an Op-Ed headline like "Harvey, the Storm That Humans Helped Cause." Whenever the Times (or The Guardian for that matter) runs [...]

By | 2017-09-05T22:13:47+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Harvey’s Lessons for America’s Stretched Energy Infrastructure

Thought Piece The US can't afford to face the future with any sense of certainty. Surely, Harvey reminds us that we have probably stretched many of our energy assets to the limits of reliability: Like we expect of the Public Service Commissions in all 50 states, we simply cannot become complacent with our economic and energy [...]

By | 2017-09-02T09:44:48+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Fair Trade for Thee, but nor for me

Thought Piece   Friend Paul Driessen writes about the imbalance and illogic of the politically correct alarmists and the rest of us. As an old debater, I still am interested in the counter-arguments to each of Paul's points. After all, I am believer in the larger issues of global economic development and human ingenuity in the [...]

By | 2017-09-02T09:41:39+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Africa to Play the Trump Card on Coal: For Poverty Alleviation

Thought Piece As Steven Lyazi of Kampala, Uganda has said before, the people of Africa need reliable electricity, good sanitation, clean water, clean air in their homes, modern technology, modern hospitals, DDT to end the threat of malaria (and the deaths of over 400,000 annually) and real economic development. If anyone would like to read more [...]

By | 2017-08-28T22:26:52+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Al Gore’s Climate Sequel Misses a Few More Facts: Eleven years since first climate-change film, Al’s still trying to spend $17 trillion on doomsday!

Thought Piece If Soren Kierkegaard is right that "life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards," then I wish Mr. Gore could remember how to look backwards: He might recall that his dire predictions started over 13 or 14 years ago which is where he gave a 10 minute slide called "The Day After [...]

By | 2017-07-29T09:52:04+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

“Enemies of humanity”: Mosquitoes and uncaring environmental activists perpetuate poverty, disease and death….

Thought Piece I often find myself realizing that I know some very articulate and worldly men and women. In the following, I simply cannot add a single thing.   Thanks Steven and Paul!  Steve Steven Lyazi, my young friend in Uganda, had another brush with malaria a few weeks ago. He writes about it in his latest article, and offers [...]

By | 2017-07-29T09:57:00+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2017 Bakken Oil Conference Begins Next Week, More Than 400 Industry Professionals Set to Gather in Bismarck, North Dakota. “The Bakken Vs. The World” Edit article

Thought Piece [This conference promises to be even better than last year, with a pre-conference seminar titled, The Bakken Vs. The World.  Steve] SOURCE: BBI International July 11, 2017 2017 Bakken Oil Conference Begins Next Week More Than 400 Industry Professionals Set to Gather in Bismarck, North Dakota BISMARCK, ND – (July 11, 2017) – The [...]

By | 2017-07-11T21:59:52+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“The Shale Revolution’s Staggering Impact in Just One Word: Plastics” Ah, Six Words: oil, natural gas & feedstock, carbon reduction–value streams

Thought Piece One of the most puzzling parts about any discussion about the Shale Revolution of the last decade is the short shrift given to shale's economic development values for the US and the world. While it is easy to see the downward pressure on natural gas, liquid natural gas and oil, it is far less easy [...]

By | 2017-06-29T21:06:18+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments