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+00:00February 4th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |10 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+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |7 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+00:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

WV Gov Justice Says China Investment Specifics are “Confidential”

Thought Piece Many of us hope that China will actually provide the enormous amount of money promised to West Virginia for its economic development, but a friend of mine reminds me that it is “always just around the corner, but none of it ever gets here.” The Chinese have put Governor Jim Justice’s and their credibility [...]

By |2017-12-06T00:50:08+00:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Feds overrule New York’s natural gas pipeline permit denial

Thought Piece The New York State political machine and anti- fossil fuel alarmists finally loses one in their effort to impose their will on the NY utility sector. Feds overrule New York's natural gas pipeline permit denial September 15, 2017 Associated Press Save             ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators have overruled New York state's denial of a [...]

By |2017-09-17T13:28:29+00:00September 17th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

WSJ Harpoons NY Gov Cuomo for His “Blockade” of Natural Gas

Thought Piece Thanks to Jim Willis, I didn't miss this Wall Street Journal editorial. I can't help wondering what went wrong with my Gmail alerts? I HATE BEING UNDER-INFORMED. Even the green activists Michael Bloomberg and the Washington Post favor rational, high technological fracking. If anyone is interested, I have Mayor Bloomberg's Op-Ed and a few [...]

By |2017-09-02T09:56:04+00:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Energy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

An Open Letter To Rick Perry On Natural Gas Exports: Natural Gas provides strong environmental and economic benefits.

Thought Piece [The following piece from James Taylor is spot on! While it is reasonable to expect a former Texas Governor to understand energy issues, this piece adds some intellectual firepower to the expansion of the whole hydraulic fracturing revolution. If it makes geopolitical and economic sense to export US oil (and it does), it certainly [...]

“Atlantic Coast Pipeline Protestors Shut Down FERC Chair’s Lecture at Duke University”: “Enviros Shut Down Duke U Meeting Where FERC Chair to Speak”

Thought Piece [In the wake of the interview with NYU Professor Johnathon Haidt in Saturday's Wall Street Journal and his discussion of recent examples of the "new religion that drives the intolerance and violence at places like Middlebury and Berkeley," I can't help noticing that these two pieces, one by the Duke University protestors and the other by a Marcellus [...]

By |2017-04-06T20:38:02+00:00April 4th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Never Underestimate the Rock of the Bakken” by Patrick Miller: A Good Forecast with Staying Power

Thought Piece This article was written by Patrick Miller of The Bakken Magazine over a year ago. In it, he quotes Jonathan Garrett (a principal analyst with Wood Mackenzie in Houston and the company’s Bakken expert) extensively. This piece is more or less confirmed by a recent forecast, "Top 5 Issues to affect oil/gas in 2017," made by [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:50:56+00:00January 4th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |13 Comments