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  • Golden Pass Authorized to Export LNG (48,800 direct and indirect jobs)

    04/26/2017 3:13:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Maritime Executive ^ | April 25, 2017
    The U.S. Department of Energy has signed an order authorizing Golden Pass Products to export domestically produced LNG to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the U.S. Golden Pass is jointly owned by Qatar Petroleum (70 percent) and ExxonMobil (30 percent). The authorization allows for the export of up to the equivalent of 2.21 billion cubic feet of LNG per day (Bcf/d) from the Golden Pass Terminal near Sabine Pass, in Jefferson County, Texas. Golden Pass estimates the construction of its facility will provide 45,000 direct and indirect jobs over five years, and the project will...
  • The Daily Camera’s Fatuous, Failed Backpedal

    04/25/2017 7:54:52 AM PDT · by smashtheleft · 1 replies
    Insurgent Tribe ^ | 4/25/17 | Shawn Mitchell
    Yesterday, Monday, I took the Boulder Daily Camera to task for an indefensible letter it published last Wednesday, April 19 that unambiguously incited violence against oil and gas workers. A day later on the 20th, without retraction or apology, the Camera had modified the letter, but grossly inadequately. The letter still plainly supported violence against person and property. A friend later alerted me that a day before, on Sunday, April 23, the Camera’s editorial editor, Dave Krieger had penned a “full scale mea culpa.” Intrigued, I clicked to the Camera to see what this apology might say, and whether the...
  • Top Trump adviser calls for reviving controversial natural gas project on Oregon’s coast

    04/21/2017 10:21:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Columbian ^ | April 21, 2017 | Chris Mooney and Damian Paletta, The Washington Post
    A top adviser to President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to throw the administration’s support behind a proposed controversial liquefied national gas terminal in Oregon that had been rejected by regulators during the Obama administration. “The first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to permit an LNG export facility in the Northwest,” said Gary Cohn, chair of the White House National Economic Council. “Just think of the transport time from the Northwest to Japan versus anywhere else. Then we’ve got to put facilities on the East Coast to get from the East Coast to Germany.” “The one place...
  • Dakota Pipeline Scheduled To Begin Delivering Oil In May

    04/14/2017 8:33:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 04/14/2017 | Chris White
    Energy Transfer Partners, the developer behind the so-called DAPL, is scheduled to start delivering oil on May 14 to Illinois, according to filings from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The oil project is expected to transport more than 500,000 barrels of oil a year across the eastern section of the country. ... The Obama administration rejected the previously approved pipeline last December ... President Donald Trump eventually issued orders approving the DAPL in January ... many demonstrators have begun diverting their attention to the equally contentious Keystone XL Pipeline, another oil pipeline Trump approved through executive order. Obama originally rejected...
  • Syria loads chemical weapons into bombs; military awaits Assad's order

    12/05/2012 4:03:49 PM PST · by John W · 96 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Jim Miklaszewski and M. Alex Johnson
    The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday. The military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs that could be dropped onto the Syrian people from dozens of fighter-bombers, the officials said. As recently as Tuesday, officials had said there was as yet no evidence that the process of mixing the "precursor" chemicals had begun. But Wednesday, they said their worst fears had been confirmed: The nerve agents were locked and loaded...
  • Sean Spicer's Hitler comment was dumb, but the media's treatment of it is completely dishonest

    04/12/2017 1:12:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Gotcha. Sean Spicer has surely had better days than the one in which he clumsily said Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink” to using chemical weapons. I would imagine almost every day of his life was better than that one. I sure as hell hope so. As if it was necessary to cite a historical comparison to emphasize the seriousness of Bashar Assad using chemical weapons against his own people - it’s not, the action stands on its own as abjectly evil - Spicer somehow managed to stumble into a media trap of his own making. And once you’ve done that,...
  • Defense minister blames Assad for Syrian gas attack, bashes UN

    04/06/2017 7:33:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    YNET News ^ | April 6, 2017 | Yossi Yehoshua, Yuval Karni, and "Yedioth Ahronoth"
    Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) addressed the recent chemical weapons massacre in Syria’s Idlib province, denouncing the idleness of the international community in response to the Syrian crisis. Speaking to Yedioth Ahronoth, Lieberman said that “the two murderous chemical weapons attacks on civilians in the Idlib region in Syria and on the local hospital were carried out by direct and premeditated order of Syrian President Bashar Assad, with Syrian planes. I say this with 100 percent certainty.”
  • Here’s how much Gov. Jerry Brown wants to raise the gas tax to fix crumbling roads (GAG!)

    03/30/2017 11:11:51 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 03/29/2017 | AP Staff
    California’s governor and legislative leaders on Wednesday proposed raising $52 billion to fix the state’s roads through a big gasoline tax increase, higher car registration fees and a charge on emission-free vehicles. The 10-year plan would boost gasoline excise taxes for the first time in more than two decades, raising them 12 cents per gallon — a 43 percent increase. The tax would rise automatically with inflation. For the first time, owners of zero emission vehicles would pay a $100 annual fee because they use public roads but don’t pay gasoline taxes that fund highway maintenance. The plan also includes...
  • Get ready to pay more at the pump; California's gas taxes could see 43 percent hike

    03/30/2017 8:38:58 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    California’s governor and legislative leaders on Wednesday proposed raising $52 billion to fix the state’s roads through a big gasoline tax increase, higher car registration fees and a charge on emission-free vehicles. The 10-year plan would boost gasoline excise taxes for the first time in more than two decades, raising them 12 cents per gallon — a 43 percent increase. The tax would rise automatically with inflation. For the first time, owners of zero emission vehicles would pay a $100 annual fee because they use public roads but don’t pay gasoline taxes that fund highway maintenance. The plan also includes...
  • Big Bad Bed Bug Secret? (Gas vs. electric cooking)

    03/22/2017 8:03:33 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 169 replies
    HiTech RedNeck's scientific brain | March 22, 2017 | HiTech RedNeck
    I have a buddy in rural Illinois who is living with and helping out his elderly mom, and he likes to cook. He cooks up a storm. They both enjoy the food. The house they are in has begun to display a very bad bedbug infestation. Both my buddy's mom and my buddy are freaking out. They don't have a lot of money but they are about to call Orkin. I stopped to think about the science of bedbugs. Both my buddy and I did a lot of online research after discovering the infestation. But I think I have a...
  • Fracking Ban Passes House With Veto Proof Majority (Maryland)

    03/10/2017 9:28:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WBAL-AM ^ | March 10, 2017 | Robert Lang
    The House of Delegates has approved a bill to permanently ban natural gas fracking in Western Maryland. The bill passed by a vote of 97-40. The 97 votes is 12 more than the minimum of 85 needed to override a veto from Governor Larry Hogan. That majority was important to the chairman of the committee hearing the bill in the Senate. The chairman of the Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, Joan Carter Conway of Baltimore City, says she won’t bring the bill to the Senate floor unless lawmakers have enough votes to override a possible veto from Governor...
  • Oil – Where did it come from?

    02/19/2017 1:38:04 PM PST · by rktman · 63 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 2/18/2017 | David Middleton
    I am a petroleum geologist/geophysicist with about 36 years of experience in oil & gas exploration mostly in the Gulf of Mexico. In light of Andy May’s recent post, Oil – Will we run out?, I thought I might post an essay on oil formation. Over the past six years, I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to write guest posts for Watts Up With That thanks to Anthony Watts. Many of my posts have been about issues related to oil production and each of these posts usually triggers comments from Abiogenic Oil advocates. So, this post’s main thrust...
  • Smelling farts could be the best thing you do today [bizarre "health discovery"]

    07/12/2014 12:08:16 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies
    CNET.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Anthony Domanico
    It's Friday, and what better way to spend the day that starts with F than talking about Flatulence? Anyone who has accidentally let one rip in a social situation understands the immediate horror associated with getting caught passing gas. But instead of being ashamed when you fart in public, you should embrace your dirty deed with pride, as you may have just helped saved someone's life. Well, that's what a study currently getting some attention might suggest, but it's more complicated than that. The study out of the University of Exeter in the UK found that the hydrogen sulfide gas...
  • Here it comes again: Severance tax a nonstarter

    01/23/2017 5:24:34 PM PST · by 198ml
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 1/21/17 | Editors
    If the GOP-controlled Legislature goes along with Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf's renewed call for a severance tax, it would be a surefire way to debilitate Pennsylvania's shale-gas industry. Always a bad idea, a severance tax is an even worse idea this time around — because 2016 saw the industry “shed a third of its jobs” and gas prices are still rebounding “from record lows,” according to the Commonwealth Foundation. The state's own Independent Fiscal Office estimates that Pennsylvania's existing impact fee is the equivalent of a 6.9-percent severance tax — higher than severance taxes in Louisiana, Wyoming and West Virginia.
  • Donald Trump vows to unlock $66 trillion shale oil and gas revolution

    01/23/2017 12:32:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Australian ^ | January 23, 2017 | Graham Lloyd
    US President Donald Trump has pledged to unlock a $US50 trillion ($66 trillion) shale oil and gas revolution and boost development of low emissions coal technology for electricity. The Energy First plan was outlined as the top priority in President Trump’s first action statement after being sworn into office. The statement committed Trump to scrapping the Obama government’s Climate Action Plan but did not mention renewable energy or whether the US would remain in the Paris agreement. It was a full endorsement of the future use of fossil fuels. The Trump plan mirrors debate in Australia over energy security. The...
  • Where the Money from Higher Transportation Taxes Goes

    01/19/2017 6:51:59 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/15/2017 | James Hohman
    What if the Legislature and governor hike gas and vehicle registration taxes to fix the roads, but then hardly any extra money goes to fix the roads? Drivers started paying those higher taxes this month, though they were enacted near the end of 2015. But at least in the short term, the main effect of these tax increases appears to be higher spending on schools and Medicaid, not road repairs. The 7.3-cent-per-gallon tax increase motorists began paying on Jan. 1 and the 20 percent increase in the vehicle registration tax are expected to cost road users an additional $460 million...
  • Gas attack sparks mass evacuation at school in Germany

    01/11/2017 1:33:44 PM PST · by wtd · 36 replies
    UKExpress ^ | January 11, 2017
    Gas attack sparks mass evacuation at school in Germany A MASS evacuation is underway after a gas attack at a German school left dozens of students struggling to breathe.Emergency services and specialist environmental experts raced to the scene after what is believed to be pepper spray was pumped into the gymnasium at the Reinbeker Weg School in Hamburg. More than 30 students reported having trouble breathing as the debilitating gas also left them unable to see properly. The fire brigade arrived with several rescue vehicles and emergency doctors, some wearing bio-hazard suits, and rushed students away from the scene....
  • Fill 'er Up: Michigan Gas Tax Goes Up 7.3 Cents On Sunday

    01/06/2017 12:37:51 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/4/2017 | Tom Gantert
    Drivers in Michigan will pay 7.3 cents more per gallon in gasoline taxes starting Sunday, thanks to a package of transportation-related tax hikes signed into law in 2015 by Gov. Rick Snyder. Truckers will pay an additional 11.3 cents per gallon for diesel fuel tax. The measures are expected to provide $1.2 billion more for transportation each year when fully phased in in 2021, according to the House Fiscal Agency, with most of the increase slated for road repairs. Of the $1.2 billion, $634 million will be new taxes. The money comes from substantial increases in diesel fuel, regular gas...
  • John Kerry links Britain to derailing of Obama's plan for intervention in Syria

    01/06/2017 9:44:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | January 5, 2016 | David Smith
    Barack Obama’s plan for military intervention in Syria was abruptly derailed by David Cameron and British members of parliament, US secretary of state John Kerry claimed on Thursday. The American president said he would bomb the Syrian regime if it used chemical weapons but he did not follow through on his promise. The failure to enforce his stated “red line” after President Bashar al-Assad used sarin gas in a Damascus suburb in August 2013 is seen by some as the worst stain on Obama’s legacy.
  • John Kerry blames Britain for derailing Obama's plan for intervention in Syria

    01/05/2017 9:38:40 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 5, 2017 | By David Smith
    Barack Obama’s plan for military intervention in Syria was abruptly derailed by David Cameron and British members of parliament, US secretary of state John Kerry claimed on Thursday. The American president said he would bomb the Syrian regime if it used chemical weapons but he did not follow through on his promise. The failure to enforce his stated “red line” after President Bashar al-Assad used sarin gas in a Damascus suburb in August 2013 is seen by some as the worst stain on Obama’s legacy. The British parliament’s vote against air strikes has long been cited by Obama and others...