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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Symposium: Proving Saddam’s WMDs

    07/28/2006 5:43:42 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 27 replies · 1,147+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 28 July 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    Despite the antiwar Left's favorite mantra about how Bush lied regarding WMDs in Iraq, the evidence now proves there were WMDs after all. According to recent announcement made by Senator Rick Santorum and Rep. Peter Hoekstra , approximately 500 weapons munitions, containing degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent, have been discovered in Iraq since 2003. Saddam, therefore, had the means to put WMDs into terrorists' hands. So what is the primary significance of these revelations? And why are these developments not front page news in our media? Where are all of Bush's critics who called him a liar? Where are...
  • Trump Opens More U.S. Waters to Offshore Oil Drilling—So Grab the Fishing Poles!

    12/15/2017 9:47:24 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    The Trump administration is preparing to unveil as soon as this week expansive offshore oil plan that would open the door to selling new drilling rights in Atlantic waters, according to people familiar with the plan… President Donald Trump his Interior Department to write the new blueprint with the aim of auctioning oil and gas drilling rights off the U.S. East Coast -- territory that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, had had had had ruled out..” Don’t get me wrong! Cheaper energy and greater energy independence for our nation are nothing to sneeze at! But many of us familiar...
  • Austria gas plant burns after deadly explosion

    12/12/2017 8:04:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    bb ^ | 12/12/2017
    A fire followed the blast which happened around 08:45 (07:45 GMT) at the Baumgarten site, just east of the capital Vienna, near the Slovak border. On Twitter, Austrian police said the situation was under control and a technical fault had caused the blast. The flow of Russian gas has dropped, triggering price hikes in Europe. Baumgarten is a major hub for imported gas Russian gas, which is sent on to a number of European countries. The facility receives about 40bn cubic metres of gas per year. ... Gas Connect said the incident should have no effect on gas deliveries to...
  • Wärtsilä Introduces Gas-Fueled Version of ‘World’s Most Efficient 4-Stroke Diesel Engine’

    11/21/2017 5:35:03 PM PST · by Oatka · 37 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Nov. 20, 2017 | gCaptain Staff
    Wärtsilä 31SG coming off the factory line in Vaasa, Finland. Photo credit: WärtsiläFinnish technology group Wärtsilä has introduced a gas-fueled version of its Wärtsilä 31 marine engine, which is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine. The engine, dubbed the Wärtsilä 31SG, builds on the efficiency of the successful Wärtsilä 31 engine, but with added flexibility and efficiency compared to its conventionally-fueled and dual-fuel predecessor. “The defining feature of the Wärtsilä 31SG is its ability to achieve simple-cycle efficiency levels in excess of 50 % (compared to around 40 % with modern gas turbines),...
  • How a Fart Killed 10,000 People

    11/18/2017 9:03:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 4, 2016 | Candida Moss
    Farting, breaking wind, cutting the cheese, or gas. The English language has numerous words for flatulence and this is even before we devolve into the subcategories that make up the genre. Whatever you call it, farting is a taboo act, but it is also a source of fascination. It’s not for nothing that there is a popular children’s book series called Fart Squad or that the preview of the most recent installment of the Alvin and the Chipmunks dynasty led with the punchline, “Sorry, pizza toots.” Today farting is something for which we perfunctorily ask forgiveness, but in the past...
  • Chinese investment could begin to pay off within a year 'We're going full steam ahead, immediately'

    11/12/2017 7:58:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Exponent Telegram ^ | November 12, 2017 | Rusty Marks
    CHARLESTON — After news broke that state officials had brokered an $83.7 billion deal with China Energy Investment Corporation to invest in West Virginia’s shale gas and chemical industries, one of the first questions to come up was how soon the Mountain State might see the fruits of the agreement. “We’re going full steam ahead, immediately,” state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher said in a telephone call from China. According to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Thrasher and others familiar with the memorandum of understanding, ground could be broken within six to eight months on two gas-fired power stations to...
  • Police: Suspect's overwhelming gas shuts down interrogation

    11/10/2017 8:44:10 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 57 replies
    ABC 33/40 ^ | 10 NOVEMBER 2017 | AP
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A police interrogation of a Kansas City man charged with drug and gun offenses ended prematurely when an investigator was driven from the room by the suspect's excessive flatulence. A detective reported that when asked for his address, 24-year-old Sean Sykes Jr. "leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering."
  • Shell to Build U.S.-Based LNG Bunkering Barge

    11/08/2017 2:54:44 PM PST · by Oatka · 9 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Nov. 7, 2017 | gCaptain
    Shell Trading (US) Company announced Tuesday it has finalized a long-term charter agreement with Q-LNG Transport, LLC for an ocean-going LNG bunker barge with the capacity to carry 4,000 cubic meters of LNG fuel. The bunker barge will be the first of its kind to be based in the United States, and will supply LNG to marine customers along the southern East Coast of the U.S. and support growing cruise line demand for LNG marine fuel. “This investment in LNG as a marine fuel for the US will provide the shipping industry with a fuel that helps meet tougher emissions...
  • Trump Takes Step Toward Energy Dominance with Largest Oil and Gas Lease Sale in History

    10/28/2017 1:20:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 27, 2017 | Nicolas Loris and Samantha Block
    President Donald Trump has vowed to make the U.S. more energy dominant than ever, and the Interior Department took an important step toward that goal this week. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Tuesday that his department is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States. In March 2018, the Interior Department will make nearly 77 million acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico available for the lease sale. “In today’s low-price energy environment, providing the offshore industry access to the maximum amount of opportunities possible is part of our strategy to...
  • Hurricanes Aren't the Only Reason Gas Prices Are High

    10/19/2017 1:13:49 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) ^ | October 19, 2017 | Jacob R Borden
    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Nate highlighted the exposure to life and property all along the Gulf Coast. Of the critical national assets that took a hit, the crux of the U.S. refining industry suffered dramatically. As a result of Harvey alone, twenty refineries in the 300 miles between Corpus Christi and Beaumont were forced to shut down or dramatically reduce rates. The spot price of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) promptly increased by 10%, while that for gasoline and jet fuel increased by 25%. All three prices remain about 10% higher than before the hurricanes, in part due to regulatory constraints...