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  • Refinery Fire in Crockett, CA

    10/15/2019 4:09:58 PM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 32 replies
    ABC 30 ^ | 10/15/2019 | Amy Hollyfield
    Reports of a tank farm fire at the refinery in Crockett, CA. The tanks are some ways from the main plant, however the fire is spreading to other tanks. Three are alight so far. Information comes from someone on site.
  • Trump sides with farmers in ethanol proposal angering oil industry

    10/04/2019 9:25:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 4, 2019 | Rebecca Beitsch
    The Trump administration unveiled a fuel proposal Friday that would buoy corn farmers and ethanol producers while alienating the nation’s oil industry. The proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would require oil refineries to blend more ethanol into gasoline, a minimum of 15 billion gallons of each year. The rollout marks the latest twist in a months-long feud between two groups viewed by President Trump as key supporters in his base: farmers and the oil and gas industry. “Once again the president has demonstrated he’s a champion for our nation’s farmers and for rural America,” a senior EPA official...
  • The SR-71 Blackbird's Predecessor Created "Plasma Stealth" By Burning Cesium-Laced Fuel

    09/14/2019 5:34:56 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    The War Zone ^ | 12 Sept 2019 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    the predecessor to the U.S. Air Force's iconic SR-71 Blackbird ... also incorporated then-state-of-the-art features to reduce its radar cross-section. These included a combination of a stealthy overall shape and radar-evading structures, as well as the use of composites in its construction, and the incorporation of radar absorbing materials on its skin. A far less known, but still a key component of the Skunk Works plan to make the A-12 harder to spot on radar involved a cesium-laced fuel additive to dramatically reduce the radar signature of the plane's massive engine exhausts and afterburner plumes by creating an ionizing cloud...
  • Speaking of the farm economy, how will farmers farm or get their products to market without fuel?

    08/10/2019 4:13:32 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    vanity | by Jim Robinson
    Been listening to the democrats and the talking heads for the last few days worrying about the China trade negotiations and tariffs hurting the Iowa farm economy, especially soybeans for export to China. Well, with every democrat running--including Biden--promising to eliminate coal, gas & oil if elected, I'm wondering how they expect the farmers to farm or get their products to market without fuel? Without tractors? Without farm equipment? Without trucks? Trains? Ships? Obviously, eliminating coal, gas & oil would devastate the coal, gas & oil producing states, but also the states that depend upon abundant supplies of coal generated...
  • US Department of Energy officials rebrand fossil fuels as ‘molecules of freedom’ & ‘freedom gas’

    05/31/2019 6:53:27 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 05/30/2019 | Leslie Eastman
    A couple of weeks ago, I noted the green justice advocates were planning to rebrand “climate change” to “climate disaster” in order to gin up hysteria and fear. It turns out two can play that game. In a move that heralds the beginning of the Trump Administration’s election battle with climate change extremists, fossil fuels are getting a vocabulary makeover. Two Department of Energy officials referred on Wednesday to natural gas produced in the US as “freedom gas” and “molecules of U.S. freedom” in a press release announcing the expansion of a natural gas facility in Texas. Increasing export capacity...
  • Only 30% Of U.S. Corn Fields Have Been Planted – 5 Year Average Is 66%

    05/25/2019 8:32:41 PM PDT · by Windflier · 98 replies
    Activist Post ^ | Michael Snyder
    2019 is turning out to be a nightmare that never ends for the agriculture industry. Thanks to endless rain and unprecedented flooding, fields all over the middle part of the country are absolutely soaked right now, and this has prevented many farmers from getting their crops in the ground. I knew that this was a problem, but when I heard that only 30 percent of U.S. corn fields had been planted as of Sunday, I had a really hard time believing it. But it turns out that number is 100 percent accurate. And at this point corn farmers are up...
  • Venezuelan soldiers oversee fuel rationing in some towns amid shortages (Isn't socialism grand?)

    05/19/2019 7:11:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/19/19 | Mariela Nava, Mircely Guanipa
    MARACAIBO/PUNTO FIJO (Reuters) - Soldiers oversaw rationing of gasoline at service stations in several parts of Venezuela on Sunday as worsening fuel shortages forced angry drivers to wait for hours to fill their tanks, prompting protests in some areas. Venezuela, whose economy is reeling from a five-year recession amid a prolonged political crisis, saw long lines of vehicles appear at services stations in several regions this week after a shutdown at the OPEC nation’s second-largest refinery. Shortages have been exacerbated by tough U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan state oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) in January, which have slashed crude...
  • Four Things to Know About E15

    03/13/2019 10:53:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 2/13/2013 | Ben Wojdyla
    E15 fuel has been certified for sale in the United States and is slowly beginning to show up at filling stations. Here's a quick rundown of what you need to know about this new fuel option. What is E15 and why should I care? E15 is shorthand for gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol. The reason it's a big deal is that ethanol is fairly corrosive to rubber and certain metals, so it can cause damage to vital components. Ethanol also attracts and bonds with water from the air, and that water can separate out inside the tank due to...
  • Gas prices at lowest point in nearly three years, experts say

    12/20/2018 4:55:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WSOC-TV ^ | December 20, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's no secret that gas prices are better in South Carolina. Drivers like Tawanda Moore drive across the border from Charlotte to get a deal. “It's always great. I frequently come here to the Rock Hill area to take advantage of the lower prices,” Moore said....
  • More Than 300 Local Officials From 40 States Call For Green New Deal, End Of Fossil Fuels

    12/16/2018 1:49:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/15/18 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    In a little over a month, the so-called Green New Deal has won endorsements from more than three dozen sitting or incoming federal lawmakers as Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) makes a high-profile bid to shift debate over climate change toward policy on the scale of the crisis. On Friday, the effort got a boost from 311 state and local officials. Forty-four mayors, 63 county and state legislators and 116 city council members were among the officials from 40 states ― including some top oil and gas producers ― who signed an open letter issuing a sweeping, full-throated call for the...
  • Macron's top-down approach to fighting climate change serves as a cautionary tale

    12/07/2018 4:59:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Laurie Garrett
    While world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 climate summit, protesters in the streets of Paris have successfully forced French President Emmanuel Macron's hand, undercutting his efforts to impose a carbon tax on French energy sales. Macron has made climate change and lowering greenhouse gases a central component of both his domestic and foreign policies, only to face dramatic failure at the hands of his "yellow vest" countrymen. Macron's popularity has been low in France for months, and has now fallen to just a 23% approval rating. But the rioting across his country sends a frightening signal to...
  • France suspends controversial fuel tax after weeks of unrest

    12/04/2018 3:56:36 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 100 replies
    France suspends controversial fuel tax after weeks of unrest By James McAuley December 4 at 6:40 AM PARIS — French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the French government would temporarily suspend the controversial carbon tax plan that triggered weeks of often violent protests around the country. To help curb climate change, the government had proposed a slew of new carbon taxes that were slated to take effect in January 2019 and were designed to wean consumers off diesel and other polluting fuels and to favor electric cars. But the price hikes those taxes represented triggered a wave of...
  • Yellow Vest Paris Protest: Marion Marechal Witnessed Far-Left Extremist Infiltration Violence

    12/03/2018 3:02:46 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/28/2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    Marion Maréchal, the niece of Rassemblement National (National Rally) leader Marine Le Pen, revealed she attended the Paris Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protests on Saturday and claimed to witness violence coming from left-wing extremists. Ms Maréchal, who dropped the ‘Le Pen’ from her name, also said that by the time violence erupted at the iconic Champs-Élysées, the real members of the movement had already left. Saying she arrived shortly after 2 pm, she said, “When I arrived on the Champs-Élysées, the real ‘Yellow Vests’ were long gone. The movement was totally absorbed by left-wing activists. We heard: ‘death to capitalism!’...
  • Shock at attack on Paris’ Arc de Triomphe during ‘Yellow Vest’ protest

    12/03/2018 10:33:22 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 68 replies
    https://www.france24.com ^ | 2018-12-02 | FRANCE 24 with REUTERS and AFP
    One of France’s most revered monuments, the Arc de Triomphe, was stormed and vandalised on Saturday during the 'Yellow Vest' demonstrations, in one of the worst instances of unrest Paris has seen since the protests and riots of 1968. The interior of the Arc de Triomphe, the 19th-century arch that towers over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the western end of Champs Elysées, was ransacked. The statue of the Marianne, the symbol of the French republic, in display at the entrance of the Arc de Triomphe museum was smashed. A video shared on Facebook shows most of the...
  • Yellow Jacket' protests in France leave gas stations running dry; Paris riots worst since 1968

    12/03/2018 12:35:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/03/2018
    PARIS — "Yellow Jacket" protesters blocking access to 11 fuel depots belonging to one of the world's biggest oil companies have left gas stations running dry in France. At least 75 of the company's 2,200 gas stations were out of fuel, a spokesman for energy giant Total said Monday. For more than two weeks, protesters angry over gas taxes and the high cost of living have been blocking roads across France, impeding access to fuel depots, shopping malls and some airports. Riot police were overrun on Saturday as protesters brought chaos to Paris' fanciest neighborhoods, torching dozens of cars, looting...
  • A group of French police officers remove their helmets to show solidarity with the French [tr]

    12/03/2018 6:51:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    BNL News ^ | December 2, 2018 | Staff
    BREAKING: WATCH: Paris: A group of French police officers remove their helmets to show solidarity with the French people against President Emmanuel Macron, as anti Macron protests continue throughout France.
  • The Worst Riots In Generations Sparked In Paris. Here's Why.

    12/02/2018 5:40:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Violent protests ravaged Paris, France on Saturday when French citizens became upset about rising taxes and the high cost of living, USA Today reported. According to police, 133 were injured and 412 were arrested. This isn't the first time violent protests hit the capital. In fact, this is the third straight weekend that violence has taken place in Paris. The violence initially began on Nov. 17th when a gas tax increase was announced. The riots that took place this weekend, however, have been considered to be the worst one in a generation.French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday visited the Arc de...
  • This is the start of a revolution': Paris rioters steal police assault rifle, torch dozens of cars

    12/01/2018 8:20:51 PM PST · by caww · 252 replies
    Dailymail ^ | UPDATED: 19:17 EST, 1 December 2018 | By PETER ALLEN and TIM STICKINGS
    'This is the start of a revolution': Paris rioters steal police assault rifle, torch dozens of cars and vow to 'stay in the streets until Christmas' as fuel protests continue into the night and spread across France - and even to Holland 'Yellow Vest' supporters staged fresh protests on the Champs-Elysees which leads to the Arc de Triomphe They vowed to continue rioting until Christmas after riot police used tear gas and water cannon to fight back Dozens of cars were torched, the Arc de Triomphe was graffitied and shops and houses were ransacked French President Emmanuel Macron promised that...
  • Macron on the Brink: Water Cannon, Tear Gas, and Stun Grenades as ‘Yellow Jackets’

    12/01/2018 9:02:14 AM PST · by mandaladon · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2018 | Jack Montgomery
    Macron on the Brink: Water Cannon, Tear Gas, and Stun Grenades as ‘Yellow Jackets’ Storm Security Cordons(Full Title) Riot police have deployed water cannon, tear gas, and stun grenades against protesters on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France, as the “Yellow Jackets” stage their third major rally against President Emmanuel Macron’s “green” tax hikes on fuel. The clashes on the famous avenue leading to Napoleon Bonaparte’s iconic Arc de Triomphe come as Macron is in Argentina for the G20, threatening to disrupt a planned trade deal between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc over a disagreement with Brazil’s new...
  • Macron Admits France in ‘Moral Crisis’ as Protesters Demand Resignation Over Fuel Tax

    11/25/2018 11:01:19 PM PST · by 867V309 · 42 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 24 Nov 2018 | caplan
    “The challenge that is ours is to invent a new grammar,” Macron said at one point in his remarks.