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  • Trump proposes easing oil, gas leasing restrictions in West

    05/02/2018 9:24:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2018 7:12 PM EDT | Matthew Brown
    The Trump administration wants to ease restrictions on oil and gas leasing and other activities across a huge swath of the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird. The move involves conservation plans for greater sage grouse approved in 2015 under former President Barack Obama. Trump has vowed to increase U.S. energy production and open more lands to drilling. Conservation groups critical of Trump’s energy policies warned Wednesday’s proposal could unravel a years-long effort to shore up the bird’s struggling population. Interior Department officials said the revisions to the Obama-era plans were aimed at increasing...
  • German $10 Billion Gas Bill Shows Perks of Close Russia Ties

    04/27/2018 1:30:48 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    Quint ^ | April 25, 2018 | Elena Mazneva
    Are Berlin’s close energy ties with Moscow paying off? Data from Russia’s Federal Customs Service shows they might be after Germany paid less for natural gas from the world’s largest exporter than most other buyers. Only the U.K., which produces most of its own gas, had lower import costs among the biggest offtakers, according to the figures obtained by Bloomberg and detailed in the chart below. Chancellor Angela Merkel has worked to strengthen the energy relationship with Russia, bucking U.S. pressure to punish Vladimir Putin’s interference in Syria and elections across the west. Germany has backed projects such as Gazprom...
  • Uranus discovery fulfills cosmic punchline

    04/24/2018 8:58:21 AM PDT · by ETL · 20 replies
    FoxNews/Science ^ | Apr 24, 2018 | John Johnson | Newser
    Scientists using the huge telescope on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano have discovered the world's most obvious space joke. "Uranus smells like farts" is an actual, and correct, headline making the rounds ...
  • TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline update

    04/21/2018 6:57:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/21/2018 | Bruce Thompson
    As one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump signed presidential memoranda to revive both the KeystoneXL and Dakota Access pipelines by expediting the environmental review process. The Dakota Access pipeline is now in full operation. TransCanada’s annual report gives us an update on the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • Sheetz or Wawa? This Pittsburgher's documentary will examine Pennsylvanians' loyalties

    04/19/2018 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 47 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Minutes ago | Renatta Signorinni
    A filmmaker is planning a documentary about one of the many debated aspects of Pennsylvania's interstate rivalry between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. No, it's not whether the NHL's Penguins or Flyers are better. With the Pens up 3 games to 1 in the Stanley Cup playoffs, there doesn't appear to be much debate over that. The rivalry to be explored in the documentary: Sheetz versus Wawa . "The rivalry is not between the stores, the rivalry is really between the fans," said Matthew Fridg, a Pittsburgh-based filmmaker behind the documentary. Fridg hopes to answer the age-old question of which gas station...
  • The octane game: Auto industry lobbies for 95 as new regular

    04/18/2018 3:40:59 PM PDT · by outofsalt · 126 replies
    Automotive News ^ | April 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am | Richard Truett
    "GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler are seeking just one grade of fuel: 95. That would eliminate today's grades, generally 87 octane for regular, 88-90 for midgrade and 91-94 for premium." "In testimony Friday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's environment subcommittee, Dan Nicholson, General Motors' vice president of global propulsion systems, said making 95 octane the new regular aligns the U.S. with Europe and is one of the most affordable ways to boost fuel economy and lower greenhouse gas emissions."
  • Expert shoots down false flag theories on chemical attack

    04/12/2018 5:35:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 97 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/18 | Guy Cohen
    Five days after the apparent chemical attack on the town of Douma in the Ghouta region near Damascus, Middle East expert Dr. Mordechai Kedar is still trying to figure out what could have caused Syrian dictator Bashar Assad to order such an attack, just when he was about to defeat the rebel resistance in Douma without the use of gas. He is certain of one thing, however: The "false flag" theories being offered by various right wing media figures have no possible basis in reality. ..... "But to take chemical weapons and kill hundreds of children from your own side,...
  • Russia Wants To Drop Dollar For Oil Payments

    04/09/2018 10:17:08 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 27 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-09-2018 | Irina
    Russia is considering replacing the U.S. dollar in crude oil payments on deals with Turkey and Iran, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said as quoted by RT. According to Novak, “There is a common understanding that we need to move towards the use of national currencies in our settlements. There is a need for this, as well as the wish of the parties. This concerns both Turkey and Iran – we are considering an option of payment in national currencies with them. This requires certain adjustments in the financial, economic and banking sectors.” Iran, under threat of returning U.S. sanctions, two...
  • Syria war: At least 70 reported dead in suspected gas attack

    04/07/2018 8:58:49 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 185 replies
    BBC ^ | April 7, 2018 | BBC News
    "The US state department said it is monitoring the "very disturbing" reports, and that Russia - which is fighting alongside the Syrian government - should be held responsible if deadly chemicals had been used."
  • Russia turns to China with landmark gas pipeline

    04/04/2018 9:22:21 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 2 replies
    Financial Times YouTube ^ | April 3, 2018 | Henry Foy
    Russia's most ambitious energy project since the fall of the Soviet Union - the Power of Siberia - will be its first gas pipeline to head east, opening up a Chinese market worth $400bn amid souring relations with the west. The FT's Henry Foy reports. Filmed and presented by Henry Foy. Produced by Dan Garrahan and Joe Sinclair. Edited by Paolo Pascual. Additional footage from Reuters. â–º Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs â–º Read Moscow thanks UK for helping Putin win landslide vote in Russia: http://on.ft.com/2pthnNt
  • Ukraine began to nationalize Russia's Gazprom assets

    03/07/2018 7:45:53 PM PST · by NorseViking · 25 replies
    The Ukrainian authorities began to seize assets of the Russian holding company Gazprom for allegedly failing to comply with the Stockholm Arbitration Order and violating the monopoly legislation of Ukraine. It happened following the comments of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers. According to the court decision, the department of the state executive service intends to recover from Gazprom almost 172 billion hryvnia in favor of the state budget of Ukraine. "In this case, the identification and arrest of assets belonging to Gazprom in Ukraine began," it was reported. Among being seized the property of the companies Gazpromprom Ukraina and the...
  • The tiny victims of 'Assad's new gas attacks': Little boy is among the dead and other children [tr]

    02/26/2018 5:31:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2018 | Julian Robinson
    Horrifying pictures have emerged showing young victims of an alleged chemical attack on a rebel-held village in Syria. A rescuer is shown cradling a little boy in his arms after the child was killed during airstrikes on al-Shifuniyah in Syria's Eastern Ghouta. Medics say the youngster was poisoned to death in a gas attack as dictator Bashar al-Assad's forces continue their deadly assault on the region. Shocking photos also show children and babies gasping for air and using breathing apparatus at a make-shift hospital.
  • West Virginia woman dragged out of capitol for reading list of corporate donors

    02/13/2018 7:18:19 PM PST · by Theoria · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12 Feb 2018 | Fox News
    Lissa Lucas, a candidate in this year’s Democratic primary for West Virginia delegates, was escorted out of the Charleston state house because she read a list of House members and how much they pocketed from oil and gas companies. Newsweek reported that the meeting was about a proposal, the Co-Tenancy and Majority Protection Act, or H.B. 4268, that would allow these companies to drill on “minority mineral owners’ land without their consent.” The report said that some landowners worry that the bill will allow these companies to drill on their properties for the minerals located below. The West Virginia Oil...
  • Oil Prices Tank As U.S. Drillers Add Massive Number Of Rigs

    02/09/2018 10:20:16 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 31 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 02-09-2018 | Juli
    As if the recent nosedive that oil prices have taken in the last few days wasn’t bad enough—Baker Hughes reported a staggering increase to the number of rigs. The number of active oil and gas rigs increased by 29 to Baker Hughes data. This brings the total number of oil and gas rigs to 975, which is an addition of 234 rigs year over year.
  • California Could See the Return of $4 Gasoline by May [Bloomberg Link Only]

    02/01/2018 5:12:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Body Thread] ^ | January 31, 2018 | Milana Vinn
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  • 'Major' Deep Offshore Oil Discovery Made in US Gulf of Mexico

    01/31/2018 2:45:58 PM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 55 replies
    Rigzone Website ^ | Andreas Exarheas
    Chevron Corporation announced Wednesday that a ‘major’ oil discovery has been made at the Ballymore prospect, located deep offshore in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Ballymore well reached a total measured depth of 29,194 feet and encountered more than 670 feet of net oil pay with ‘excellent’ reservoir and fluid characteristics, Chevron said in a statement on its website. A sidetrack well is currently being drilled to further assess the discovery, which is already deemed commercially viable. “The Gulf of Mexico deepwater is an integral part of our company’s long-term strategy,” Jeff Shellebarger, president of Chevron North America Exploration...
  • What Happens When You Don't Build Natural Gas Pipelines?

    01/07/2018 2:44:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | JAN 7, 2018 | Jude Clemente
    What Happens When You Don't Build Natural Gas Pipelines? Jude Clemente , CONTRIBUTOR The answer to the question posed is a really, really bad chain reaction: magnified during winter and peak demand...with a pipeline shortage...a natural gas shortage is created, prices for both natural gas and electricity skyrocket, CO2 emissions go up because more carbon intensive fuels are forced to compensate. Headquartered in New York, New Jersey, and New England (hereafter the "Northeast"), the devastating consequences of the anti-pipeline business just reared its ugly head again as we faced the coldest temperatures since The Polar Vortex of 2013-2014. Two of...
  • Oregonians lose it when they realize they might have to start pumping their own gas

    01/03/2018 11:18:01 AM PST · by DFG · 169 replies
    sfgate ^ | 01/02/2018 | Alix Martichoux
    Of all the new laws going into effect Monday (legal cannabis in California, higher minimum wages in several states, and many more), you may be surprised about which one drew the most backlash online. It appears to be Oregon House Bill 2482, which allows people who live in counties with 40,000 residents or less to pump their own gas. Oregonians aired their frustrations on Facebook over the new law. And just about everyone else in the country made fun of them. New California laws going into effect in 2018 New era opens in California with first sales of recreational marijuana...
  • Why Obama’s military deployment against Boko Haram is too little, too late (Russia already there)

    10/28/2015 11:40:37 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 14 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | October 28 at 12:15 PM | Landry Signé
    Boko Haram has evolved from a local terrorist group to a regional and global security threat....Since then, Boko Haram has increased its frequency of terror attacks in Nigeria, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, and expanded geographically to launching attacks in other West and Central African countries, such as Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. ...snip.... The U.S. support is also coming rather late in the game. The U.S. commitment of troops in Cameroon came only after China, Russia, Germany and France had already committed to help Cameroon, through defense cooperation agreements (Russia) and by providing sophisticated military equipment (China, Germany) and...
  • France to ban all oil, gas production by 2040

    12/20/2017 6:28:57 AM PST · by crusty old prospector · 57 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/20/2017 | Tariq Tahir
    Move is a world first but largely symbolic as France imports most oil and gas It produces 815,000 tonnes of oil per year, same as Saudi Arabia in few hours President Macron wants France to be at the forefront of switch from fossil fuels France will also stop the sale of petrol and diesel engine cars by 2040 France's parliament has approved a law banning all exploration and production of oil and natural gas by 2040, both within the country and its overseas territories. In what is a world first, under the new law, all existing drilling permits will not...