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  • Judge rules Muslim woman in her 30s who gave birth after contracting Covid at 32 weeks pregnant should be allowed to die after her condition deteriorated - despite family's belief that 'only God can end life'

    02/24/2021 4:57:37 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/24/2021 | Milly Vincent
    A woman in her early 30s, who gave birth to a son a month ago and has Covid-19, should be allowed to die against her family's wishes, a judge has decided. Mr Justice Hayden ruled that doctors can lawfully stop providing life-support treatment to the woman, who has an underlying health condition and is in an induced coma. A specialist told him that everything had been tried and the woman's chances of recovery were 'zero'. The judge considered the case at an urgent virtual hearing in the Court of Protection, where issues relating to people who lack the mental capacity...
  • The decade that blew up energy predictions

    12/25/2019 10:24:01 AM PST · by cutty · 18 replies
    Axios ^ | Dec 23, 2019 | Amy Harder, Andrew Witherspoon
    America’s energy sources, like booming oil and crumbling coal, have defied projections and historical precedents over the last decade. ... unexpectedly, ... In 2010, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projected that in 2019, the U.S. would be producing about six million barrels of oil a day. The reality? We're now producing 12 million barrels of oil a day. Meanwhile, EIA projected oil prices would be more than $100 a barrel. They're currently hovering around $60 a barrel. What’s happening: A pair of extraction methods — horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing — have unlocked far more oil and gas than experts...
  • Fiona Hill says that she heard Putin describe American fracking as a 'great threat' to Russia

    11/21/2019 1:35:10 PM PST · by MassMinuteman · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Philip Klein
    Former National Security Council official and Russia expert Fiona Hill on Thursday testified that she heard Russian President Vladimir Putin at a 2011 conference describe American fracking as a "great threat" to Russia, a position he has emphasized ever since. The recollection came out at a point in the impeachment hearing when Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas was asking Hill about Putin's propaganda efforts in the United States, at the center of which is the television channel RT, which pushes anti-fracking messaging. Hill agreed that Russia saw the growth of U.S. fracking as a threat given that it undermines Russia's...
  • U.S. Shale To Break Records Despite Bearish Rhetoric

    11/19/2019 8:50:04 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-19-2019 | Irina
    Crude oil production in the U.S. shale patch is seen rising by 49,000 bpd next month to a record-high daily average of 9.133 million barrels. That’s according to the latest edition of the Energy Information Administration’s Drilling Productivity Report. A month earlier, the EIA estimated that total shale oil production will rise by 58,000 bpd in November from October, to 8.971 million bpd. The latest report, however, pegged the November average at more than that: 9.048 million barrels daily.
  • Flood of oil is coming, complicating efforts to fight global warming

    11/05/2019 1:39:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 4, 2019 | By Clifford Krauss
    A surge of oil production is coming, whether the world needs it or not. The flood of crude will arrive even as concerns about climate change are growing and worldwide oil demand is slowing. And it is not coming from the usual producers, but from Brazil, Canada, Norway and Guyana — countries that are either not known for oil or whose production has been lackluster in recent years. The oil-supply outlook is a sharp departure from the early 2000s, when prices soared as producers strained to keep up with ballooning demand in China and some analysts warned that the world...
  • America Is Becoming the New King of the Oil Market

    09/17/2019 7:20:36 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 30 replies
    Hellenic Shipping News ^ | 9/17/2019 | Oil Company News
    America’s oil production is booming. The country’s crude oil output is on track to average 12.2 million barrels per day (BPD) this year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA). That’s an increase of 1.2 million BPD from 2018’s record output. Because of that gusher of new supply, the country now rivals Saudi Arabia as the global oil kingpin. It even briefly overtook that nation as the leader in crude oil exports earlier this year. With more supply on the way and additional export infrastructure under construction, America is emerging as a dominant force in the oil market. The...
  • Trump plan to allow fracking on California coast, Central Valley moves forward

    05/09/2019 10:02:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    sacbee ^ | May 8, 2019 | BY EMILY CADEI
    The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with its plan to open up more federal land in California’s Central Valley and Central Coast to oil and gas drilling, including fracking. The Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Office released new documents on its proposal for oil and gas leasing and development on the public land it administers. The field office’s boundaries stretch across 11 California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Stanislaus. The Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group that opposes the plan, estimates that the proposal could...
  • Typical Worker’s Pay Nears $200,000 at Oil Refiner

    04/24/2019 12:08:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 24, 2019 | Patrick Thomas
    It was a fruitful year for the rank and file at oil-and-gas companies, from Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM to Phillips 66. Oil and gas drillers and refiners had some of the highest-paid median workers in the energy and utility sectors in 2018, according to The Wall Street Journal analysis of annual pay disclosures by hundreds of big U.S. companies. Houston-based Phillips 66 paid its median worker $196,407, the highest of any company in the sector. Phillips was followed by Anadarko Petroleum Corp. at $183,445. Oil giant Exxon Mobil, which has roughly 72,600 employees, according to its latest proxy, had the...
  • US sets world record natural gas production as prices plunge

    04/22/2019 7:51:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2019 | Chriss Street
    U.S. natural gas production set an all-time world record last week despite prices hitting a new annual low and down 85 percent over the last 14 years. After dominating world natural gas production for 50 years, American production peaked in 1972 at about 21.7 trillion cubic feet.  As annual production slumped to about 18 trillion cubic feet for the next 33 years, prices rose from about $0.59 per thousand cubic feet (tcf) to a record high of $18.95 per tcf in September 2005. But thanks to 80-year-old George Mitchell, who pioneered modern hydraulic fracking techniques in the suburbs of Fort Worth...
  • Trump's North American trade agreement will promote US energy leadership.......

    04/19/2019 3:21:07 PM PDT · by caww · 5 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 4/19/2019 | Aaron Padilla
    Trade with Canada and Mexico supports 11 million U.S. jobs, benefiting every state and every corner of the economy. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, manufacturing sales supports jobs in 43,000 U.S. manufacturing firms. Canada and Mexico are top markets for American farmers, buying nearly one-third of U.S. agricultural exports. Now add U.S. energy benefits to the long list of reasons to maintain these critical trade partnerships by approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement. Canada and Mexico are our best energy customers, ranking as the top purchasers for a host of fuels. Canada is the top market for U.S. exports of crude...
  • US crude oil production expected to hit records this year and next

    02/12/2019 2:12:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2019 | Miranda Green
    U.S. oil production is anticipated to break records in the next two years — and prices are primed to increase slightly, according to an energy study released Tuesday. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Tuesday that crude oil production is expected to rise to an average of 12.4 million barrels a day in 2019 and 13.2 million barrels per day in 2020. That’s up from January’s average of 12 million barrels a day and December’s 90,000 barrels a day. The expected increases will come from the Permian region of Texas and New Mexico, according to EIA. The U.S. last September...
  • America's oil boom is terrible for the climate

    01/19/2019 7:11:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/18/19 | Ivana Kottasová
    London (CNN Business) America's push for oil and gas supremacy could lead to a "climate catastrophe," a new report has warned. The report by Oil Change International said that the United States is set to "unleash the world's largest burst" of carbon emissions from new oil and gas development if it goes ahead with its plans to expand drilling. "At precisely the time in which the world must begin rapidly decarbonizing to avoid runaway climate disaster, the United States is moving further and faster than any other country to expand oil and gas extraction," the report said.
  • Feds Discover Largest Oil, Natural-Gas Reserve in History

    12/06/2018 2:26:32 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 124 replies
    National Review ^ | December 6, 2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    The federal government has discovered a massive new reserve of oil and natural gas in Texas and New Mexico that it says has the “largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever assessed.” “Christmas came a few weeks early this year,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said of the new reserve, which is believed to have enough energy to fuel the U.S. for nearly seven years. In all, the new reserve is said to contain 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, 46.3 billion barrels of oil, and 20 billion barrels of natural-gas liquids, the Interior Department’s U.S. Geological...
  • US Becomes Net Oil Exporter for First Time in 75 Years

    12/06/2018 12:48:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Transport Topics ^ | December 6, 2018 2:30 PM, EST | Matthew Busch
    America turned into a net oil exporter the week of Nov. 26, breaking 75 years of continued dependence on foreign oil and marking a pivotal — even if likely brief — moment toward what President Donald Trump has branded as “energy independence.” The shift to net exports is the dramatic result of an unprecedented boom in American oil production, with thousands of wells pumping from the Permian region of Texas and New Mexico to the Bakken in North Dakota to the Marcellus in Pennsylvania. U.S. crude shipments reached a record 3.2 million barrels the week of Nov. 26, government data...
  • Trump Plans Major Rollback of Sage Grouse Protections to Spur Oil Exploration

    12/06/2018 1:01:49 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 6, 2018 | Coral Davenport
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday published documents detailing its plan to roll back Obama-era protections for the vast habitat of the greater sage grouse, a chickenlike bird that roams across nearly 11 million acres in 10 oil-rich Western states. The earlier proposal to protect the bird, whose waning numbers have brought it close to endangerment, was put forth under the Interior Department in 2015 and set out to ban or sharply reduce oil and gas drilling in 10.7 million acres of its habitat. The Trump plan, by contrast, would limit the grouse’s protected habitat to just 1.8 million...
  • Palin Was Right: 'Drill, Baby, Drill!'

    12/01/2018 7:23:35 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/1/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Like the rooster that takes credit for the sunrise, President Barack “You Didn’t Build That” Obama woke up the other day and decided to take credit for another thing he had nothing to do with. The president who said that companies like Solyndra were the hallmark of a future in which workers drove Chevy Volts, predicted that manufacturing jobs of the past could not be brought back, not only took credit for an economy he didn’t build, but also for the energy boom he opposed which is fueling it. Back in 2012, geologist Barack Obama, poster child for the “peak...
  • Ex-Shell President John Hofmeister: Obama 'had nothing to do' with oil-and-gas boom

    11/30/2018 12:03:12 PM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister is pouring cold water on former President Barack Obama’s claims that he’s responsible for the country’s boom in oil and gas production. Mr. Obama on Tuesday told the audience at a gala for Rice University’s Baker Institute that he deserved credit for the oil-and-gas boom that his successor, President Trump, is now enjoying. “You wouldn’t always know it, but it went up every year I was president,” the former president said to applause. “That whole — suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas — that was me, people.”
  • Obama Claims Credit for Boom in U.S. Oil Production, Praises Paris Climate Accords

    11/28/2018 1:10:40 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 64 replies
    NRO ^ | 28 Nov 2018 | Jack Crowe
    Former President Barack Obama claimed credit Tuesday for the recent boom in U.S. oil production immediately after praising the Paris Climate Accords, which committed the U.S. to dramatically reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. “I was extraordinarily proud of the Paris accords because — you know, I know we’re in oil country and we need American energy, and by the way, American energy production,” Obama told the audience gathered at Rice University’s Baker Institute on Tuesday night. “You wouldn’t always know it but it went up every year I was president. That whole, suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer and the biggest...
  • In Oil’s Huge Drop, All Signs Say Made in the U.S.A.

    11/23/2018 5:37:13 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 36 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12 Noc 2018 | Stephanie Yang
    The downward spiral in oil prices is accelerating as a surge in crude production from a turbocharged U.S. petroleum industry runs into weaker global economic growth. A big reason why: the emergence of the U.S. oil industry as one of the world’s most important players. Ballooning shale production—American output has nearly doubled since the start of 2012—has made the U.S. a key supplier and exacerbated worries about a global glut of crude. The U.S. now exports more energy than it imports, by one measure. ...defying skeptics who previously warned OPEC’s grip on world markets had slipped thanks to U.S. shale.
  • Energy Department Says U.S. Is Now World’s Top Oil Producer

    11/01/2018 4:50:23 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 1,2018
    (AP) – The United States is pumping record amounts of oil, vaulting over Russia to become the world’s biggest producer of crude. The Energy Information Administration said Thursday that the U.S. produced more than 11.3 million barrels a day in August, a 4 percent increase over the old record set in July. Russia’s energy ministry estimates that country pumped 11.2 million barrels a day in August. OPEC reports Saudi Arabia pumped 10.4 million barrels a day It’s the first time since 1973 that the U.S. leads the world in oil production. in August including Texas, which accounts for about 40...