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  • Global market for natural gas has finally arrived

    06/11/2017 3:04:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    The Australian ^ | June 7, 2017 | Russell Gold, Alison Sider
    One day in March, the Rioja Knutsen tanker, filled with liquefied natural gas, was travelling from the US to Portugal. Suddenly, Mexico’s power company lobbed in a higher bid for its cargo. At the Bahamas, the ship abruptly made a starboard turn and headed south. How natural gas is bought and sold in the world’s scattered regional markets for the fuel is changing rapidly. Ships such as the Rioja Knutsen are stitching those regions together and a single global market is emerging. This is already how nearly every other hydrocarbon, from crude oil to obscure petrochemicals, is sold. As gas...
  • Meet Boeing's new covert, flying gas station (USAF KC-46 'Pegasus')

    06/03/2017 4:00:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Money.CNN ^ | 6/01/17 | Jon Ostrower
    Boeing is set to deliver a refueling tanker that can gas up a jet in midair in complete darkness -- the first of its kind. The U.S. Air Force is buying 179 of the new KC-46 'Pegasus' tankers, which are set to begin delivery at the end of this year. The Air Force has had stealthy jets for decades, but even they have to turn on their lights when refueling in the sky. The KC-46's ability to gas up an aircraft in complete darkness is a first for any military.
  • Slump at the Gas Pump Continues Ahead of Summer Driving Season

    05/13/2017 2:41:55 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 27 replies
    GasBuddy.com ^ | May 8, 2017 | Patrick DeHaan
    The bulk of the decline in gasoline prices can be thanked on a recent plunge in crude oil prices as concern over weak demand and high supply has offset sentiment about last November’s OPEC production cuts. The number of U.S. rigs drilling stands at 877, a rise of 7 in the last week, but 462 more rigs- 111% more- than a year ago. While OPEC cut oil production, U.S. and Canadian oil companies have filled the gap, leaving OPEC to lose market share. How long the charade continues is up to OPEC, who will decide in a few weeks whether...
  • Woman Admits to Gas Dousing, Sentenced to Prison

    05/12/2017 7:57:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WNEP ^ | May 12, 2017 | Dan Ratchford,
    TUNKHANNOCK — A woman accused of dousing someone with gasoline during a fight at a gas station in Wyoming County has been sent to prison. Kimberly Brinton was sentenced to two to six years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to risking a catastrophe and drug charges from a separate incident.
  • Federal gas tax increase - - please!

    05/09/2017 6:24:18 AM PDT · by finnsheep · 82 replies
    vanity | 5/9/2017 | finnsheep
    If there were ever a time to increase the gas tax it would be NOW! A tax bill is in the works. The Democrats want it "paid for." Oil price is way down and not likelihood of an increase soon. High tech improvements to oil discovery and production have drastically reduced oil prices. I am happy to pay more for a gas tax that would improve road and bridge infrastructure. PA increased the gas tax and nobody fussed much. A federal gas tax hike is long overdue and Democrats would vote for it!
  • Bette Midler: GOP Are ‘#HomeGrownAssads’ ‘Gassing Their Own’ With Health Care Bill

    05/08/2017 11:36:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/8/17 | Kristine Marsh
    When the House passed the GOP’s ObamaCare replacement, the AHCA last Thursday, there was no shortage of angry celebrities attacking the GOP in profanity-laced tweets, claiming the GOP “will pay” for it come election time. Looks like the anger has not died down in Hollywood yet. Actress and singer Bette Midler followed the rest of her ilk’s partisan and vile lead, tweeting that the GOP was “gassing their own people” by repealing ObamaCare. So the #homegrownAssads in the #FreedomCaucus want employers to not have to offer health care to employees. Like gassing their own people! — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) May...
  • Trump to sign executive order that could expand offshore energy development

    04/27/2017 6:57:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 27, 2017 | Tom DiChristopher
    •President Donald Trump will instruct the Interior Department to revise the Obama administration's five-year plan for developing federal waters. •His executive order will tell the Commerce Department to refrain from naming or expanding marine sanctuaries and review existing ones. •Trump will seek to overturn President Barack Obama's effort to indefinitely put much of U.S. Arctic waters and part of the Atlantic off limits to drillers. President Donald Trump on Friday will instruct his cabinet officials to take actions that will potentially open new areas of federally administered waters to energy development. The actions, to be spelled out in a new...
  • 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...