New era of energy and its transportation in US begins tomorrow (or the day after). Quietly, the long years of engineering come to fruition….

Thought Piece [Below, please find two stories that effectively announce a new era without being all that much different than the old era. Oil and natural gas will continue to flow from North Dakota to the outside world, just as it has always done. The Courts have given their final approval to the Dakota Access Pipe Line, with [...]

By | 2017-04-05T21:30:21+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Chevron Doctrine may be gone, Gorsuch Defended Illegal Immigrants in Criticism of Government Agencies.

[It looks like the Chevron Doctrine, which was a pivotal 33-year-old Supreme Court decision, Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, is soon history. This single case established that courts should defer to the judgment of a federal agency when interpreting ambiguous laws and regulation. Thankfully, that deference will go the way of all bad ideas. As it [...]

By | 2017-04-05T21:50:40+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Justin Trudeau: “No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and just leave them there.”

Thought Piece [The total lack of understanding about the importance of good global economics on display in James Ayre's piece is staggering. As Bjorn Lomborg points out in Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on February 9, 2017, "by far the largest source of renewable energy used in China [and all poor countries] is traditional biomass—that is, people burning charcoal, firewood [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:21+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Reprint of “EPA administrator: ‘We’re going to keep reducing greenhouse gas emissions”

Thought Piece [Gina McCarthy is an unrepentant and a zealous climate change alarmist, with a little too much self-congratulation in her latest interviews for my tastes. Her certainty and biases will not be missed by the US energy revolution: and arguably, her lack of independence from the White House has politicized the EPA beyond recognition. For the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:35+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

EPA McCarthy Admits CPP Has No Measurable Climate Impact: ‘One one-hundredth of a degree?’ She defends regs as enormously beneficial symbolically.

Thought Piece EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks during a news conference, accompanied by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in Washington U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria [Amid all of the recent environmental handwringing, I thought that it might be interesting to revisit former Secretary Gina McCarthy's testimony in front of the US House Science [...]

By | 2017-03-22T21:56:08+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Thought Piece|0 Comments

OPEC Faces Quandary as U.S. Oil Inventories Swell: Oil cartel’s cuts are helping competitors fill their storage tanks

Thought piece [The remarkable production capabilities and transportation system for US oil and natural gas continue to change the world and its geopolitics. As predicted, OPEC's strangle hold on energy is officially over. Along with it, OPEC is losing its political clout with its own people, who are now suffering from its governments' failure to provide [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:21+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Wood Mackenzie forecasts ‘net positive’​ for energy markets under Trump: New Pipelines, Cleaner Fossil Fuels and Renewables

Thought Piece [Currently, the U.S. is producing more than 9 million barrels per day of oil, with world-wide production around 96 million barrels per day, which means that the U.S. now accounts for 9 or 10 percent of the world’s oil production. That figure will grow, if the Trump administration follows through on the president’s promises. [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:21+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lawmaker says ‘majority’​ of House Republicans are ‘deniers’​: Harvard Professor says “Things are not looking good.”​

Thought Piece Naomi Oreskes, the Harvard University science historian [I must admit that it is hard being called a denier, just because some of us don't see a black and white world, especially from a single political Chicago political voice. The fact that Rep. Quigley did it in front of group of well-meaning businesses and [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:35+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dueling Headlines: DAPL expected to bring $100M a year to North Dakota; Former OH Rep. Dennis Kucinich thinks real cost may be incalculably higher.

Thought Piece [Who knew that Dennis Kucinich was a pipeline and environment expert? In fact, who knew he even knew where North Dakota was located. Although, it isn't surprising that he opposes the Dakota Access Pipe Line. "North Dakota and other states may soon discover that the temporary financial benefits of pipeline revenue will be far outweighed by the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:35+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Bakken Boosters See Robustness Returning This Year and Next, Additional $100 million in Annual Tax Revenue

Bakken Boosters See Robustness Returning This Year and Next Richard Nemec March 6, 2017 The buzz is slowly returning to the Bakken Shale, with state and industry stakeholders eyeing a return to more robust production and bottom line numbers by the end of this year and through all of 2018. America's highest profile oil pipeline, the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:35+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments