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

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+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: Energy|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

“The Struggle Behind Oil’s Ups and Downs”: The industry has been recalibrated to a lower price level.

Thought Piece [Daniel Yergin has been one of the most reliable voices of world energy experts and writers for the last 40 years. His intellectual credentials would make a mortal man weep: Yale, founder of the New Journal, PHD from Cambridge University, lecturer at Harvard Business School, found of Cambridge Research Associates, and founder/VP of information company IHS. He is best known for his [...]

By | 2017-05-24T07:05:42+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|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 [...]

OPEC sees rivals’ oil output rising as it over-delivers on cuts: If OPEC continues to over-deliver cuts, US shale oil will continue to increase apace.

Thought Piece [The shale oil development of the lower the 48 states will continue apace and the new Alaskan shale oil discoveries will begin in earnest, when OPEC tries to reduce production more. Unsurprisingly, most monopolies and hegemonies end with a sigh of future pain by those previously in power and a sigh of relief by those who [...]

By | 2017-04-17T21:11:11+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fracking comes to the Arctic in a new Alaska oil boom: This comes at a time of low oil prices, when observers felt the Arctic would remain off-limits.

Thought Piece [While the discovery of 5 to 6 billion oil and untold natural gas is good news for Alaska, the U.S. and the global energy markets, the logistics of the harvesting the oil will require vast quantities of water and sand needed for fracking, which will be challenging, and probably more expensive than the lower 48 states. Of the [...]

By | 2017-04-14T21:58:37+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Julia Olson founded Our Children’s Trust with the idea of having children front the campaign against climate change and making them plaintiffs

Thought Piece [Lily Tomlin was right: "No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up." Steve] Hide Behind Kids in Oil and Gas Lawsuit by Aileen Yeung 12:12pm EDT April 10, 2017 aileen@energyindepth.org, Denver, CO In what the industry has called a flawed decision that imperils jobs and incomes, the Colorado Court of Appeals [...]

By | 2017-04-14T21:41:28+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

“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+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Innovation Related To Hydraulic Fracturing Dominates Oil, Gas Patent Arena” Since 2006, nearly 1,000 patents related to hydraulic fracturing filed.

Thought Piece [It is worth mentioning that many of these patents involve improved environmentalism and safety, what I have called "practical environmentalism" over 15 years ago. Deloitte expects these innovative fracking solutions to continue: Recent filings and ongoing research in "the field of nanoparticles, monitoring and sensing" suggests the drive toward faster, cheaper and cleaner hydraulic fracturing will [...]

By | 2017-04-05T21:03:04+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments