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  • Iran: U.S. Has Failed To Stop Oil Exports

    11/20/2018 9:24:55 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-19-2018 | Tim
    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the country will continue to export oil despite fresh U.S. sanctions, which he described as “psychological war doomed to failure.” “We will not yield to this pressure which is part of the psychological war launched against Iran,” he said on state TV. “They have failed to stop our oil exports. We will keep exporting it ... Your regional policies have failed and you blame Iran for that failure from Afghanistan to Yemen and Syria,” he added, to chants of “Death to America!”. Rouhani also said that the U.S. lacked international support for...
  • The Frightful Cost of Virginia Offshore Wind

    11/19/2018 9:54:02 PM PST · by House Atreides · 47 replies
    Watts Up With That (WUWT) ^ | November 19, 2018 | Steve Goreham
    On November 6, Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) regulatory agency approved a project to construct wind turbines near Virginia Beach. The plan calls for construction of turbines 27 miles off the coast, to begin operation by the end of 2020. Virginia electricity rate-payers will pay the exorbitant costs of this project. .... According to the Wind Technologies Market Report, US wind turbine market prices in 2016 were just under $1,000 per kilowatt, or about $6 million for a 6-megawatt turbine. Virginia will pay 25 times the US market price for the CVOW turbines. The wholesale price for electricity in Virginia...
  • Dem Demands 100% Renewable Energy by 2030 [semi-satire]

    11/19/2018 9:17:26 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    Impatient to make her mark on US policy, newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is demanding a Party commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2030 as the “price” for her support of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) as House Speaker. Apprised that 100% renewable energy would likely price most consumers out of the market, Ocasio-Cortez trotted out her personal catchphrase of “just pay for it” in response. “The government can print as much money as is needed. There’s no reason why cost should any longer be a barrier to the implementation of the policies and programs required to create the workers’...
  • Vanity: Why Does Deep State/MSM Want us to Hate Saudi Arabia?

    11/17/2018 1:16:54 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 78 replies
    VANITY
    Saudis have always run a brutal dictatorship. We needed the oil. They owned the Bushes. We looked the other way. Obama bowed before them literally. We look the other way with China, which is an even more brutal dictatorship (in terms of murdering their own citizens). Why is the CIA leaking stories to CNN about Jamal Khashoggi's murder? Why is the MSM running story after story about this to shape American popular opinion? I'm confused why they want me to care. Please fill me in on the real explanation. Thanks.
  • California regulator lays groundwork for PG&E bailout

    11/18/2018 1:46:25 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    DNC Vetted then the San Franciso Chronicle ^ | Nov 15,2018 YES NOV 15th! | JD Morris
    Capping a wild day on Wall Street in which Pacific Gas and Electric Co. stock crashed and soared as investors weighed the prospect of government aid, California’s top utility regulator said Thursday his agency can help the utility avoid financial catastrophe because of the state’s raging wildfires. Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, said his agency does not want PG&E and the state’s other investor-owned utilities to file for bankruptcy. In a move he conceded was unusual, he briefed investors and analysts on his views before issuing a public statement Thursday, a decision that may have contributed...
  • Orban: Hungary-US Ties ‘Excellent’

    11/14/2018 10:39:47 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | 2018.11.14.
    Prime Minister Viktor Orbán discussed Hungarian-US relations and central Europe’s energy supply with United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry in Parliament on Tuesday, his press chief told MTI. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán discussed Hungarian-US relations and central Europe’s energy supply with United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry in Parliament on Tuesday, his press chief told MTI. The meeting, which was also attended by David B. Cornstein, the US ambassador to Hungary, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó and Antal Rogán, the cabinet chief, also covered general political issues, Bertalan Havasi said. Parties at the talks agreed that historical traditions and Christian roots...
  • EU plan to enable non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales unraveling: diplomats

    11/14/2018 7:21:03 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 23 replies
    A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment.
  • Positive Development: President Pulls Plug on Power Plant Bailout Plan

    11/10/2018 8:21:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2018 | Thomas Aiello
    Taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief knowing the Trump administration has scrapped a plan to bail out a handful of struggling coal and nuclear companies. According to a draft Trump administration memo released earlier this spring, the Department of Energy (DOE) was preparing to bail out a few well-connected, but economically uncompetitive power plants - a move that would greatly expand the role of government and leave taxpayers and ratepayers on the hook for the cost. Administration officials originally justified this move in the interest of “national security” but reports this week indicate that the DOE’s plan to intervene...
  • Canada ‘disappointed’ with court ruling blocking Keystone XL (Canada wants pipeline)

    11/09/2018 12:36:11 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/18 | Timothy Cama
    Canada’s government is joining President Trump in criticizing a Montana judge’s ruling that blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. “We are committed to supporting our energy sector and the hard-working Canadians it employs. Our government has always supported the Keystone XL project, and we are disappointed by this decision,” Vanessa Adams, spokeswoman for Canadian Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi, said in a statement. “It is important for good, middle-class jobs in Canada and for a successful energy export market. The project has received all necessary approvals in Canada,” she said. Adams said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government “is taking...
  • Isn't it about time Chevron pulled the pin on Maduro's Venezuela?

    11/09/2018 12:46:53 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 9, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Big Oil has always had a reputation for propping up crappy little banana republics and tinpot regimes, and well, Chevron is squarely on the hot seat for that one these days. See, it's literally the only thing left that's keeping Venezuela afloat, through its large investments in that country. If Chevron pulls out, the Maduro regime collapses. Now there's some question as to whether it ought to be following all the other oil majors and pulling out.
  • Embracing the Void: Engineers Use Air Voids to Create Cooling Paint

    11/08/2018 12:59:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    www.engineering.com ^ | October 08, 2018 | Emily Pollock
    A board coated in the new polymer paint stays significantly cooler than its surroundings, even in direct sunlight, as seen under ultraviolet lights. (Image courtesy of Columbia University.) ___________________________________________________________________ A team of engineers from Columbia University has created a polymer coating that uses nano-to-microscale air voids to reflect sunlight and cool down buildings. Passive daytime radiative cooling (PDRC) is a phenomenon where a surface spontaneously cools by reflecting sunlight and radiating heat to a cooler atmosphere. PDRC works best if a surface has high solar reflectance—meaning that most of the sun’s radiation is reflected away—and a high thermal emittance—meaning that...
  • What just happened to domestic production of oil?

    11/07/2018 9:11:14 AM PST · by dangus · 32 replies
    me, based on EIA US petroleum balance sheet | me
    The U.S. will become a net exporter of oil if our production of oil increases again as much as it has since last December. It's increased TWO MILLION barrels per day, or over TWENTY PERCENT. What truly astounded me when I saw this week's data was that the price of oil has been crashing. That tends to depress production by making more expensive means of oil production less profitable. And well, I've never heard oil professionals put it in such terms, but not extracting oil is one way creating a reserve; you never want to sell a non-spoiling commodity at...
  • A powerful new battery could give us electric planes that don’t pollute

    11/03/2018 12:15:15 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 109 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | October 30, 2018 | James Temple
    Brightly colored molecular models line two walls of Yet-Ming Chiang’s office at MIT. Chiang, a materials science professor and serial battery entrepreneur, has spent much of his career studying how slightly different arrangements of those sticks and spheres add up to radically different outcomes in energy storage. But he and his colleague, Venkat Viswanathan, are taking a different approach to reach their next goal, altering not the composition of the batteries but the alignment of the compounds within them. By applying magnetic forces to straighten the tortuous path that lithium ions navigate through the electrodes, the scientists believe, they could...
  • Twilight of the Green Follies

    11/02/2018 7:51:49 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Alex Alexiev
    With its bogus claims of ever greater triumphs of renewable energy, government mandates and exorbitant subsidies, the global warming scam closely resembles Stalinist Lysenkoism and the erstwhile Soviet propaganda of the glorious achievements of socialism. Unfortunately, reality tends to wreak havoc with the fantasies of socialist charlatans and so it has with renewable energy, the putative solution to global warming. There are at least three problems with renewable energy (wind and solar), which are not surmountable. First, it is intermittent i.e. not reliable, because there are times when the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine. In...
  • Rising U.S. Crude Output Sparks Race to Build Export Terminals

    11/01/2018 8:36:40 PM PDT · by Oatka · 9 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | 10/30/2018 | Jarrett Renshaw and Collin Eaton
    A high-stakes competition is emerging among energy exporters proposing multi-million-dollar crude terminals along the U.S. Gulf Coast to handle a gusher of shale oil coming from West Texas oilfields. On Monday, private equity firm Carlyle Group became the latest to place a bet, proposing with the Port of Corpus Christi what it said would be the first onshore U.S. export facility able to load the world’s largest crude tankers.
  • 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...
  • Why Wind Power Isn’t the Answer, And Why It Is a Dead End

    11/01/2018 8:53:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    City Journal ^ | 11/01/2018 | Robert Bryce
    On October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report warning that nations around the world must cut their greenhouse-gas emissions drastically to reduce the possibility of catastrophic climate change. The report emphasizes “fast deployment of renewables like solar and wind” and largely ignores the essential role nuclear energy must play in any decarbonization effort. Four days earlier, to much less fanfare, two Harvard researchers published a paper showing that trying to fuel our energy-intensive society solely with renewables would require cartoonish amounts of land. How cartoonish? Consider: meeting America’s current demand for electricity alone—not including gasoline or...
  • ADAM SCHIFF CLAIMS ‘CONSEQUENCES ARE GONNA BE GRAVE’ IF REPUBLICANS WIN THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS

    10/31/2018 1:25:16 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2018-10-31 21:00 | Geoff Harbaugh
    Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff on MSNBC Tuesday night claimed “the consequences are gonna be grave” if the Republicans win the midterms, and added he thinks President Trump’s “hyping of the caravan … had devastating consequences this week.”
  • Iran’s Worst Nightmare Is Coming True

    10/30/2018 8:34:24 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-29-2018 | Tim
    In what must seem like a nightmare scenario for Iran, not only is another U.S. president leveling sanctions against its economy, and particularly that economy’s lifeblood, its oil sector, but the current U.S. president has admittedly made it his mission to drive Tehran to its knees over what he sees as non-compliance over the 2015 nuclear accord between western powers and Tehran. As recently as the start of this month, the oil markets narrative was that perhaps President Donald Trump had pushed a bit too hard by reimposing sanctions against Iran. Oil markets, for their part, were jittery while both...
  • Putin praises Erdogan's 'great political authority'

    06/26/2018 6:53:19 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | June 26, 2018 | None Listed
    In a telegram earlier Monday, Putin had "stressed that the results of the vote fully speak of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's great political authority..." © Provided by AFP In a telegram earlier Monday, Putin had "stressed that the results of the vote fully speak of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's great political authority..." Russian strongman Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his re-election triumph in a phone call, after saying the result showed the Turkish leader's "great political authority" and mass support. On the call Putin and Erdogan confirmed their interest in "deepening partnership ties between the two...