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  • Drilling boom sparks environmental worries (NM story)

    04/19/2018 11:52:38 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 16, 2018 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The boom in New Mexico’s oil patch is pumping up state revenue and economic development in Lea and Eddy counties, but it’s also raising many red flags for environmental organizations. Activists say the unprecedented level of investment and activity flooding into southeastern New Mexico, which elevated the state last year to third-largest oil producer in the nation, foreshadows long-term environmental problems unless balanced development plans and firm regulations are in place to protect natural resources. That includes better control of methane emissions, plus efforts to protect water, vegetation and wildlife against overzealous development and industrial accidents such...
  • Tectonic shift rumbling across southeast NM’s oil patch

    04/19/2018 11:39:00 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 16, 2018 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    Hundreds of small, independent producers might soon be swallowed up by today’s unprecedented oil and gas boom in southeastern New Mexico. As industry titans like ExxonMobil and Concho Resources pump billions of dollars into previously untapped sections of New Mexico’s century-old oil patch, the state’s small- and medium-sized producers are struggling on the margins to keep running aging wells based on outdated technology. Those companies, which have flourished for decades in New Mexico’s side of the Permian Basin, don’t have the resources to invest in the modern drilling technology needed to dig into the oil-rich, hard shale-rock formations where the...
  • So You Want Wind Turbines But Don’t Want Copper Mines?

    04/13/2018 6:34:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    American Experiment ^ | April 11, 2018 | Isaac Orr
    Windmills use an enormous amount of copper. For example, a single wind turbine can contain 335 tons of steel, 4.7 tons of copper, 3 tons of aluminum and 700-plus pounds of rare earth minerals. ... In fact, wind and solar energy use more copper than conventional forms of energy, such as coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants. Conventional power plants require about one ton of copper to produced one megawatt of electricity, whereas wind and solar can require between three to five tons per megawatt. ... Make no mistake, switching from reliable sources of electricity like coal, natural gas,...
  • Vietnam scraps South China Sea oil drilling project under pressure from Beijing: BBC

    03/22/2018 11:01:28 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Mar 2018 | Staff
    HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam’s state oil firm PetroVietnam has ordered Spanish energy firm Repsol to suspend its “Red Emperor” project off the country’s southeastern coast following pressure from China, the BBC reported on Friday. {snip} The block lies near the U-shaped “nine-dash line” that marks the vast area that China claims in the sea and overlaps what it says are its own oil concessions. The field can produce 25,000-30,000 barrels of oil and 60 million cubic meters of gas a day, Vietnamese news provider Cafef.vn reported last month. Repsol spent around 33 million euros ($41 million) on exploration in Vietnam...
  • New Mexico oil production gushes to all-time record (#3 in nation)

    03/13/2018 10:36:42 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 12, 2018 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    New Mexico oil production is booming at levels never before seen in state history, pushing output last year to an all-time record of 171 million barrels, according to the latest statistics from the state Oil Conservation Division. That’s more than double the 85 million barrels the state produced in 2011, when modern drilling technology began pumping new life into the aging Permian Basin in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas. Output last year climbed 17 percent over 2016, when the state produced 146 million barrels. The boom reflects massive investments in the New Mexico side of Permian, where huge companies...
  • How Environmentalists Keep Heating Bills High

    02/27/2018 5:54:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    This has been a colder-than-usual winter in the Midwest and Northeast, so many Americans are facing high home heating and electric bills. In some areas, these bills can reach $1,000 a month. Liberals, of course, charge that Donald Trump is the culprit. An AP story last week screamed: "Trump Once Again Wants to Cut Energy Assistance to the Poor." Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders charged that if Trump has his way and eliminates the Low Income Heating Assistance Program, people might "freeze to death." But wait. Donald Trump is pro-American energy development. He isn't the one who is making energy bills...
  • Panama Canal Working to Increase LNG Vessel Capacity as Demand Grows

    02/22/2018 7:28:47 PM PST · by Oatka · 6 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | gCaptain Staff
    The LNG carrier Oak Spirit transits the Expanded Panama Canal with a cargo LNG loaded from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass terminal. Photo Credit: Teekay Executives from U.S. LNG exporter Cheniere Energy met with representatives from the Panama Canal this week in Panama to discuss the waterway’s growing LNG vessel segment. (Underlines mine.) Since the opening of the Expanded Panama Canal in 2016, LNG has emerged as the fastest-growing segment for the waterway in part due to the United States emergence as a gas supplier to Asia and other global markets. To date, the Canal’s Neopanamax locks have transited more than 280...
  • 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...
  • New England's Absurd Energy Policies Exposed by Bomb Cyclone

    01/05/2018 10:52:16 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 31 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | Tom Borelli
    The cold blast hitting the U.S. is exposing the absurdity of left-wing energy policies in New England. Natural gas prices are skyrocketing in the region as the gas demand for both heating and electricity exceeds supply. ISO New England issued a “cold weather watch” for January 5 to alert the wholesale power market to a surge in demand for the weekend, as temperatures are expected to plummet. The grid operator believes it has enough power, but the demand could exceed supply. Don’t blame the weather for soaring energy prices and possible electricity shortages; blame the left-wing politicians and radical environmentalists...
  • Fleet of robotic ships, subs, and satellites is the future of offshore drilling: Study

    01/03/2018 8:31:08 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | John Siciliano
    A fleet of drone ships would be a key part in staving off another major offshore oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new report issued by a task force created after the worst oil spill in the energy industry's history. The National Academies of Sciences' Gulf program issued a report Wednesday that calls for the creation of a fleet of robotic ships, miniature drone-like submarines and underwater gliders to track oil flows along the Gulf's sometimes unpredictable underwater currents. Tracking oil's movements under the water, not just at the surface, became a key problem after the...
  • Environmentalists freak out over Trump’s repeal of rule which never went into effect

    01/02/2018 2:28:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 2, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    >The green energy, “keep it in the ground” folks are off to a bad start in 2018. It turns out that another one of Barack Obama’s signature “achievements” in energy regulation, the one which would heavily regulate fracking on federal lands, is going away. Given what a dirty word “fracking” has become in liberal circles, this is causing all manner of outrage on the left. There’s only one catch here… the rule in question never even went into effect for even a single day. (Washington Times) The Obama administration’s 2015 fracking rule was never actually implemented, thanks to an ongoing...
  • 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...
  • Russian diplomats spark fury as tanker delivers first ever shipment of LNG to UK (Tr)

    12/29/2017 9:32:48 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2017 | Larisa Brown
    Full title:'Help is on the way’: Russian diplomats spark fury as tanker delivers first ever shipment of liquefied natural gas to UK during Arctic blast… but fail to mention it will not be used in BritainRussia sparked fury after Vladimir Putin’s diplomats boasted they are helping to heat up Britain by sending a shipment of gas as the country suffers from an arctic blast. Moscow’s embassy in London tweeted ‘help is on the way’ as it announced the first ever shipment of liquefied natural gas had docked in the UK amid freezing temperatures. A row erupted as UK sources said...
  • Trump administration rescinding rules for oil, gas drilling

    12/28/2017 4:36:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2017 5:44 PM EST
    President Donald Trump’s administration is rescinding proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing and other oil- and gas-drilling practices on government lands. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Thursday the rescission would take effect Friday. The rules developed under President Barack Obama would have applied to drilling on federal lands located mainly in the West. They were set to take effect in 2015 but a judge in Wyoming sided with petroleum industry groups and blocked them at the last minute. …
  • Israel and Turkey plan energy pipeline

    08/02/2006 11:04:15 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 403+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 11, 2006 | Etgar Lefkovits
    Turkey and Israel are negotiating the construction of a multi-million-dollar energy and water project that will transport water, electricity, natural gas and oil by pipelines to Israel, with the oil to be sent onward from Israel to the Far East, Antalya Mayor Menderes Turel said this week... "We are talking about a global energy project, which would be a very important engine of peace in the region," Turel said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post. Turel, who was here to take part in an International Conference of Mayors held in Jerusalem, said that the grandiose project had received tentative...
  • Gazprom warns EU to link to Turkey pipeline or lose Russian gas

    01/14/2015 2:39:16 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/14/2015 | AFP
    Moscow (AFP) - Russia's Gazprom giant on Wednesday urged the European Union to link up to its planned energy pipeline to Turkey or lose the gas that now transits Ukraine. Gazprom chief Alexei Miller reminded the new European Commissioner for Energy Union, Maros Sefcovic that the South Stream project to deliver gas to Europe through Ukraine has been scrapped. Hence, "the Turkish Stream is the only route along which 63 billion cubic metres of Russian gas can be supplied, which at present transit Ukraine. There are no other options," he said...
  • Russian, Turkish leaders celebrate booming trade

    01/11/2005 6:24:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 298+ views
    AFP ^ | 01-11-2005
    MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan celebrated booming trade relations between the two Cold War foes during Kremlin talks in which the two struck new energy and military agreements. Putin -- who invited Erdogan for a private dinner at his lavish suburban Moscow estate Monday evening -- told the Turkish prime minister that economic ties were growing by the best possible scenario as old tension wanes. Erdogan, accompanied by a swarm of 600 businessmen, was paying a return visit to Moscow after Putin in December became the first Moscow leader to appear to...
  • Turkey and Russia vow to cooperate on energy

    05/17/2009 5:40:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 400+ views
    hurriyet.com.tr ^ | May 17, 2009
    ANKARA - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says Turkey and Russia have agreed to extend a contract on natural gas supplies. The current agreement is scheduled to end in 2012. A proposed new pipeline, Blue Stream 2 is expected to meet TurkeyÂ’s growing need for natural gas The prime ministers of Turkey and Russia agreed over the weekend to strengthen the countriesÂ’ energy cooperation and begin negotiations over the Blue Stream 2 natural-gas pipeline project. The announcement came Saturday at a televised joint press conference held by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in the...
  • Do you think it is not related to the energy wars?

    07/01/2012 7:22:46 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 2 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 6/30/2012 | MURAT YETKİN
    Russian energy giant Gazprom issued a brief statement on June 29 which actually touches on many political problems in the greater geography surrounding Turkey. It said that the company is ready to send more gas to Turkey if necessary, but from 2018 on Turkey could ask help from Azerbaijan as well. Reuters got it right when it called the statement a threat; a threat to both Turkey and Azerbaijan. The date the Russian company named, 2018, is the planned completion date for the TANAP (Trans-Anatolian) pipeline, which will carry Azerbaijani natural gas to Europe, a $7 billion project which was...
  • 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...