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  • California governor signs bill limiting oil,gas development

    10/12/2019 7:22:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 10/1/2019 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday signed a law intended to counter Trump administration plans to increase oil and gas production on protected public land.The measure bars any California leasing authority from allowing pipelines or other oil and gas infrastructure to be built on state property. It makes it difficult for drilling to occur because federally protected areas are adjacent to state-owned land.
  • Long Island liberals wake up to how green extremism hurts constituents

    10/06/2019 5:51:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 6, 2019
    A gas shortage threatens the Long Island region,” bleat six Long Island state senators, all Democrats, in a letter pleading for approval of a pipeline proposed to fix the problem — belatedly admitting that the policies they’ve long favored don’t work for their own constituents. This year, Sens. Todd Kaminsky, John Brooks, James Gaughran, Anna Kaplan, Monica Martinez and Kevin Thomas all voted for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Green New Deal law, whose very purpose is to further crimp energy supplies, and for a $100 million hike in taxes on energy. And, as Senate GOP leader John Flanagan (their fellow Long...
  • Doubling State’s 1,100 Wind Turbines Won’t Replace This One Coal/Gas Plant ( Michigan)

    09/29/2019 6:34:48 AM PDT · by cutty · 39 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | Sept. 23, 2019 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan’s electric utilities gamble that the reliability of service won’t collapse. Consumers Energy would have to double the number of wind turbines currently operating in this state to replace the electricity produced by just one of the coal- and gas-fired power plants it intends to close as part of its plans to rely more on renewable sources. The problem, however, is that those additional turbines only spin about one-third of the time, leaving a big energy gap for the households and businesses that rely on the company for their electricity. .. regulated utilities and their vendors operate 1,107 industrial wind...
  • SoCal Drivers May Soon Pay Upwards Of $4 Per Gallon Of Gas Following Saudi Refinery Attack

    09/26/2019 7:26:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    CBS LA ^ | September 25, 2019 | Staff
    Gas prices in Southern California continued to soar following the Sept. 15 drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. The average price of gas in Los Angeles jumped three cents Wednesday to $3.85 per gallon and was expected to pass the $4 mark in the next few days, according to Gas Buddy senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan. Gas prices could be on their way to $4.15 and $4.30 per gal in the next 10 to 14 days, DeHaan reported.
  • Modi visit to Houston backdrop for one of the largest LNG deals in U.S. history

    09/22/2019 1:26:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 21, 2019 | Sergio Chapa
    A visit to Houston by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the backdrop for one of the largest liquefied natural gas supply deals in U.S. history. Executives with Houston liquefied natural gas company Tellurian and India’s Petronet LNG signed a $2.5 billion deal in Modi’s presence during a private Saturday evening ceremony at the Post Oak Hotel at Uptown in Houston's Galleria district. Under the deal, Petronet pledged to invest $2.5 billion in Tellurian’s proposed Driftwood LNG export terminal in Lake Charles, La., in exchange for the rights to 5 million metric tons of LNG per year over the...
  • AMLO: Mexico reaches deal for cross-border natural gas pipelines

    08/27/2019 9:35:24 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug 27, 2019 | Sergio Chapa
    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador said his administration has reached a deal ending a $3 billion controversy over contracts for seven natural gas pipelines that were built by four companies south of the border... Either idle or incomplete, the pipelines are not delivering gas, but the clauses allowed the companies to collect payments due to delays and circumstances beyond their control... Mexico is consuming more than 8 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, but only produces 2.6 billion cubic feet per day — meaning that the rest needs to be imported. Under the agreement between the Mexican government...
  • U.S. will soon surpass Saudi Arabia in petroleum exports

    08/27/2019 9:24:49 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Mar 8, 2019 | Jordan Blum
    The United States' surging oil and gas production will soon allow the country to surpass Saudi Arabia in liquid petroleum exports. While Saudi Arabia will remain the top crude oil exporter, the U.S. is destined to usurp the kingdom as soon as late 2019 when it comes to overall liquid petroleum exports, including fuels and some natural gas liquids, according to a new report from the Norwegian research firm Rystad Energy. "Increasingly profitable shale production and a robust global appetite for light oil and gasoline is poised to bring the U.S. to a position of oil dominance in the next...
  • Renewable Energy Hits the Wall

    08/17/2019 7:13:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2019 | Norman Rogers
    If the official definitions of renewable energy were logical, renewable energy would be defined as energy that does not emit CO2 and that is not using a resource in danger of running out anytime soon. But the definitions written into the laws of many states are not logical. Hydroelectric energy is mostly banned because the environmental movement hates dams. Nuclear is banned ... Both nuclear and hydro don't emit CO2. Hydro doesn't need fuel. Nuclear fuel is cheap and plentiful. A large number of prominent global warming activists, such as James Hansen, Michael Shellenberger, and Stewart Brand have declared that...
  • 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...
  • What Are US Interests in Turkmenistan?

    07/01/2019 6:04:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | June 18, 2019 | Victoria Clement
    The government of Turkmenistan will soon welcome a new U.S. ambassador in Ashgabat. On June 13, 2019, Matthew S. Klimow was sworn in as the next United States Ambassador to Turkmenistan in the Ben Franklin Room at the Department of State. Undersecretary of State David Hale administered the oath on the Bible that Klimow and his father each carried in war. A graduate of West Point, the new ambassador served as a U.S. Army officer from 1974 to 2003. He commanded at the battalion and brigade level and received a Silver Star in support of Operation Desert Storm. He retired...
  • Package sent to Facebook's Menlo Park facility tests positive for sarin, fire officials say

    07/01/2019 4:38:36 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Monday, July 1, 2019 | Shelley Ng
    Highly toxic sarin detected in package at Facebook mailing facility in Menlo Park FOX Business’ Liz Claman reports that two workers may have been exposed to sarin at a Facebook mailing facility in California. Fire officials responded to Facebook's Menlo Park facility after a packaged delivered to the location tested positive for sarin. The bag tested positive for sarin, a deadly nerve agent which has been used in chemical warfare, while going through a machine in the mailroom. Fire officials in Menlo Park, California, which is part of Silicon Valley, said the staff was evacuated and the bag was quarantined.
  • In Venezuela, filling a tank is basically free

    06/17/2019 7:00:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 13, 2019 | Daniella Silva
    For Venezuelans who make it to a gas pump with fuel, filling a tank is basically free. Drivers tip gas station workers a small amount, but there is no real fixed price to fill your tank with the government keeping gas prices low. But the shortages have made finding gas a major problem. Hours-long lines for gas have become more and more common, especially in states within the interior of Venezuela. But the shortages have increasingly crept closer to Venezuela’s capital, hitting cities like Maracay. While Caracas has been largely spared the long lines thus far, Venezuelans in other states...
  • Illinois’ new gas tax will hit drivers hard this summer

    06/04/2019 6:35:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    wgn ^ | 06/04/2019 | Julie Unruh
    CHICAGO — Illinois gas taxes haven’t been touched in decades, but this summer, gas taxes will practically double. As part of Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s attempt to balance the state budget, the state’s gas tax will double to 38 cents per gallon beginning July 1. That puts Illinois in the top five states for the highest total gasoline taxes. “Illinois is going from one of the lower gas taxes in the region to one of the highest,” Patrick DeHaan, founder, said. Cities in Cook County also have the option to raise gas taxes by an additional 3 cents a...
  • Russia forges on with Europe gas project despite US sanctions threat

    05/22/2019 11:25:42 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | May 23, 2019 | Andrea PALASCIANO
    Bovanenkovo (Russie) (AFP) - Deep in the Russian Arctic anticipation runs high ahead of the launch of a natural gas pipeline that has emerged as a source of tensions pitting Moscow and Berlin against Washington. Gas sourced from the giant Bovanenkovo field on the remote Yamal Peninsula far above the Arctic Circle will feed the Nord Stream 2, a multi-billion-euro energy link between Russia and Germany. Critics of the Gazprom-led project -- in particular Washington and Kiev -- say the pipeline aims to increase Europe's reliance on Russian gas and isolate Ukraine, which it bypasses. US Secretary of Energy Rick...
  • New York Ditches Gas Pipeline Proposal Despite Soaring Electricity Bills

    05/16/2019 7:43:39 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 26 replies ^ | 05-16-2019 | Irina
    n an unsurprising move, the New York state authorities rejected a proposal for a new natural gas pipeline that would have supplied 400 million cu ft of natural gas daily to the state where energy demand is growing, but so is fossil fuel opposition on the highest political level.
  • ‘Sanctuary City’ Oakland, Near-Broke, Will Use Gas Tax Money to Keep Lights On

    05/09/2019 10:34:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/09/2019 | Joel B Pollak
    The City of Oakland is in such dire financial straits that it is planning to use $2.9 million from state gas tax revenues to keep the city’s lights on, rather than using the money to fix pothole-riddled roads, for which the funding was intended. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that the city is facing severe financial shortfalls, despite a booming economy that has seen wealthier households relocate from San Francisco across the bay to gentrifying neighborhoods. The problem is that the city’s costs are rising faster than its growing revenues, thanks partly to pension obligations — an increasingly common...
  • Gas prices continue to rise in L.A. County, surpassing $4 per gallon

    04/15/2019 10:12:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2019 | Mary Stringini
    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 1.3 cents Sunday to $4.065 -- its highest amount since July 31, 2015. The average price has risen 35 consecutive days, increasing 70.6 cents, including 2.7 cents Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 19.9 cents more than one week ago, 69.6 cents higher than one month ago and 46.6 cents greater than one year ago. The Orange County average price rose 1 cent to $4.032, one day after rising 2.5 cents to surpass the $4-a-gallon mark for the first time since...
  • Explosion reported in Durham as officials respond to downtown gas leak; 1 killed

    04/10/2019 8:55:56 AM PDT · by deport · 47 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | 4-10-2019 | SIMONE JASPER
    One person is dead and 15 have been taken to the hospital after an explosion and collapse near Brightleaf Square in downtown Durham on Wednesday morning, a police spokesman said. Crews responded to a reported gas leak and were “actively fighting fire,” according to a post from the City of Durham.
  • Why much of the country is headed for $4 gas

    04/08/2019 5:25:45 PM PDT · by John W · 91 replies ^ | April 8, 2019 | Martha C. Wright
    A consortium of oil-producing countries has taken more than a million barrels a day off the market — and that’s the least of the problems plaguing American gasoline prices. Across the U.S., regular gas averaged $2.77 a gallon, up 7 cents on the week and 29 cents on the month, according to GasBuddy. Last year, gas prices topped out at $2.98 at the outset of Memorial Day weekend. Oil prices are climbing, but that only accounts for about one-quarter of the recently higher gas prices American drivers have been facing. A bigger issue is that this is around the time...
  • Parents Dump Gas on Wet Baseball Field to 'Dry' It Out, $50K in Damage and No Game

    04/09/2019 6:49:54 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 91 replies
    A baseball field in Connecticut is in shambles after 25 gallons of gas were dumped on a wet infield and set on fire in order to dry it out. The hope to dry out the infield before a Saturday Ridgefield High School baseball game resulted in flames shooting 15 feet into the air and an estimated $50,000 worth of damage. Tarps now dot the field at Governor Park since Ridgefield was subsequently forced to hire a spill crew to spend most of Saturday and all of Sunday removing the contaminated soil. It appears that about 15 to 20 parents took...