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  • Low Oil Prices Hammer Saudi Arabia Budget

    11/29/2015 11:09:06 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    valuewalk.com ^ | 11/26/2015 | Brendan Byrne
    Continued low oil prices and the war in Yemen have hit Saudi Arabia's budget so hard it is creating a special office to oversee government spending and cut waste. On Monday, the Saudi Press Agency published an item noting that Saudi Arabia was "willing to cooperate with OPEC and non-OPEC producers" to maintain a "stable" oil market. WTI retook $42, however analysts remain pretty pessimistic about hopes that the Gulf OPEC nations are in any mood to restrict production, which is hurting budgets but helping with certain political objectives, such as killing US shale and hurting arch-enemy, Iran. In a...
  • THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern!<P>

    11/29/2015 10:05:27 AM PST · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 11/29/15 | The Jacki Daily Show
    THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern! Now playing also on station KWEL in Midland-Odessa! The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics.Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as...
  • I'm Thankful for Fracking

    11/25/2015 4:08:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Isaac Orr
    Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and many of us will spend time with our families eating too much food and strategically waiting for couch spots to open up so we can sneak in a quick catnap when our unsuspecting relatives abandon their posts for another slice of pie. It's a time when we are thankful for the friends, family, and food. We should also be thankful for fracking. Although many people may not know it, fracking has lowered the cost of energy and other goods and services, makes America more energy-independent, and it is done in an environmentally responsible way....
  • Iraqi Oil Selling at $30 as OPEC Readies for New Battles

    11/19/2015 1:25:17 PM PST · by thackney · 32 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | November 19, 2015 | Alex Lawler and Rania El Gamal
    Iraq may increase oil output further in 2016, although less dramatically than this year, intensifying a battle for market share between OPEC members and non-OPEC rivals that has forced Baghdad to sell some crude grades for as little as $30 a barrel. Iraq's output in 2015 has jumped almost 500,000 barrels per day (bpd), or 13 percent, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). That has made Iraq the world's fastest source of supply growth and a key driver of surging OPEC production. At most, that growth is likely to give way to a modest rise next year, easing downward...
  • The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement, if Effective, Will Harm Students and the Poor

    11/17/2015 10:12:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Tracy C. Miller
    Environmental activism among college students has recently been channeled into a movement to pressure college endowments to divest their holdings of stock in companies that extract fossil fuels. Beginning at Swarthmore College, the fossil fuel divestment movement (FFDM) has already had an impact on some colleges and universities, including Stanford, Georgetown, and Oxford. Many activists hope the FFDM will help persuade governments to restrict the extraction and use of fossil fuels. Whatever the economic consequences for colleges and universities, widespread divestment, particularly if it leads to restrictions on fossil fuels, will do a great deal of harm without much benefit...
  • Saudis Planning For A War Of Attrition In Europe With Russia’s Oil Industry

    11/16/2015 7:34:10 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 16-11-2015 | rus
    Russia’s central bank recently warned about the growing financial risks to the Russian economy from Saudi Arabia encroaching upon its traditional export market for crude oil. Russia sends 70 percent of its oil to Europe, but Saudi Arabia has been making inroads in the European market amid the oil price downturn. The result is a heavier discount for Russia’s crude oil, the so-called Urals blend. Bloomberg reported that the Urals typically lands in Rotterdam, a major European destination, at a discount to Brent of around $2 or less. But the discount has widened to $3.50 lately due to increased competition...
  • Russia in the Arctic: A Different Kind of Military Presence

    11/11/2015 5:54:30 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    Stratfor ^ | November 11, 2015
    Russia has been openly re-establishing its military presence in the Arctic for some time now, and recent satellite imagery may give some insight into Moscow's intentions. Detailed images collected by Stratfor's partners at AllSource Analysis clearly show Russia's ongoing construction and development of several permanent bases in the region. Two in particular, one on Alexandra Island and the other on Kotelny Island, reflect the broader pattern in Russia's Arctic activity: Moscow is looking to establish a monitoring outpost and stake a symbolic territorial claim, but it has not yet built up a full-blown combat presence.
  • Oklahoma [and Kansas] world's No. 1 earthquake area

    11/11/2015 2:32:58 AM PST · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Enid News ^ | 11-10-2015 | Jessica Miller
    Oklahoma is now the No. 1 earthquake area in the world, an Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Matt Skinner said the state is unique in terms of frequency. "We have had 15 (earthquakes) in Medford since 5 o'clock Saturday morning," he noted. "We've got an earthquake issue." Skinner said the world is going through a seismic phase. "Oklahoma is absolutely unique in terms of the number of earthquakes we've had," he said. Jim Palmer, OCC director of public information and manager of consumer education, said Oklahoma is unique in North America. He said there are other parts of...
  • Iowa Gov. Branstad (R) Backs Eminent Domain For Pipelines

    11/04/2015 1:21:01 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    http://whotv.com ^ | 10:16pm, November 2, 2015 | Aaron Brilbeck
    Governor Backs Eminent Domain For Pipelines Posted 10:11 pm, November 2, 2015, by Aaron Brilbeck, Updated at 10:16pm, November 2, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa -- This week, the Iowa Utilities Board will discuss whether to use eminent domain to seize property from landowners to use for a massive oil pipeline. Dakota Access, LLC wants to use the land for an underground pipeline that would carry roughly a half million barrels of crude oil from North Dakota, through Iowa and to a distribution center in Illinois. Governor Branstad says he believes eminent domain can and should be used for some pipeline...
  • Putin and Netanyahu to strike deal on Leviathan gas field

    11/04/2015 10:16:08 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 36 replies
    theaustralian.com.au ^ | October 20, 2015 12:00AM | The Australian
    Putin and Netanyahu to strike deal on Leviathan gas field The Australian October 20, 2015 12:00AM Russia wants to be the major partner in Israel’s offshore ­Leviathan natural gas field in the eastern Mediterranean, a top ­Israeli foreign affairs analyst said in Sydney yesterday. Ehud Yaari, the senior Middle East commentator for ­Israel’s Channel Two news, said “everybody regrets” a deal was not done with Woodside and that until now Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had ruled out a Gazprom deal. Gazprom bid for a stake in the project in 2012 but was beaten by Woodside, which pulled out of...
  • Extreme Much? Che Guevara Tribute Kicks Off National Environmental Summit

    11/03/2015 11:41:09 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Steamboat Institute ^ | November 2nd, 2015 | Simon Lomax
    It's no secret that many U.S. environmental groups have become more strident and ideological during the Obama residency. But you may be surprised just how extreme they have become. In early October, a national network of environmental groups - called Stop the Frack Attack (STFA) - held a summit in Colorado to discuss their campaign strategies. The STFA alliance is led by Earthworks and includes other well-known national activist groups, such as the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council and Food & Water Watch. Dozens of smaller groups, which routinely serve as the face of national groups in state- and...
  • ‘We Need an Energy Miracle’ Bill Gates

    11/01/2015 6:39:50 PM PST · by BeauBo · 82 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 2015 | James Bennet
    "On why the free market won’t develop new forms of energy fast enough: ...Without a substantial carbon tax, there’s no incentive for innovators or plant buyers to switch."
  • Will Obama Create World War 3? [Video]

    11/01/2015 1:36:48 PM PST · by Randall_S · 23 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 1, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    Whether it's a worldwide conflict or a relatively contained regional conflict, the parallels between today and the 1930s and 1940s are hard to miss Most people spend Halloween dressed up and trying to find or create some fright. Instead, I watched the 1942 war documentary Prelude to War, directed by the legendary Frank Capra. Considering what is going on in the world today, and all the parallels between then and now, it was scary enough. As you watch the movie (52 minutes), think about our challenges today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KniXvfsBavM While watching Capra's propaganda masterpiece, consider some of the parallels between their...
  • 2PM Jacki Daily Live on THE BLAZE Radio!

    11/01/2015 9:47:11 AM PST · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 11/1/2015 | The Jacki Daily Show
    THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern! The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics.Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant Vice...
  • Texas Earthquakes and Fracking: The Jacki Daily Show

    10/31/2015 5:42:13 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 20 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | /2015/10/13 | The Jacki Daily Show
    This link will be a compilation of shows on earthquakes and Fracking and how the left distorts science and evidence.Texas Earthquakes Texas State Geologist Scott Tinker talks about the new study his team of 200 scientists and staff have just launched to study earthquakes in Texas. The state will soon have 22 new seismometers placed for better monitoring.
  • Popular Mobilization Committee militia threatens to ‘strike and destroy’ the Saudi government

    10/30/2015 11:45:34 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 30, 2015 | By Bill Roggio
    An Iranian-supported Shiite militia that operates under the the Iraqi government-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Committee said that Saudi Arabia is “a legitimate and permissible target” and would it “strike and destroy” the country after the kingdom issued a death sentence for a cleric that has called for partition. The militia, Sayyid al Shuhada, is led by a Specially Designated Global Terrorist who is directly tied to Iran’s Qods Force. Sayyid al Shuhada threatened the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Oct. 26, the same day that the Saudi Supreme Court upheld a death sentence for Sheikh Nimr al Nimr, a prominent Shiite...
  • Russian media take climate cue from skeptical Putin

    10/29/2015 1:17:09 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 20 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:52am EDT | Andrey Kuzmin
    World | Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:52am EDT Russian media take climate cue from skeptical Putin MOSCOW | By Andrey Kuzmin ...snip... But the Russian public heard little mention of climate change, because media coverage across state-controlled television stations and print media all but ignored it. On national TV, the villains were locals who routinely but carelessly burn off tall grasses every year, and the sometimes incompetent crews struggling to put the fires out. ...snip... The president believes that "there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries including Russia," says...
  • Trump uses fracking to lash back at Kasich

    10/28/2015 8:22:33 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/28/2015 | JOHN SICILIANO
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump lashed back at Gov. John Kasich of Ohio by saying fracking is the only thing that saved his state's economy. "He got lucky with fracking," said Trump, responding to Kasich's tirade of criticisms of his rivals' tax plans, including Trump's at Wednesday night's CNBC debate. Trump fired back at Kasich's economic record with fracking as the "only reason Ohio is doing well." Kasich responded that Ohio has a growing energy sector, but "we are diversified." "We came back from the dead" but energy is just one item, he said. "We are diversified." Ohio sits on...
  • Unveiling the AntiFracking Movement & How Fracking Brings Manufacturing Boom

    10/28/2015 6:10:02 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 9/14/15 | The Jacki Daily Show
    On this Jacki Daily show she speaks with Jackie Stewart of EnergyInDepth Ohio about AntiFracking groups. She is also joined by Bud Weinstein, Associate Director, Maguire Energy Institute on his most recent article "Cheap energy is reviving manufacturing in America's industrial heartland." Lastly she is joined by Anastasia Shcherbakova, Clinical Assistant Professor Director at the University of Texas.
  • Fracking topples old King Coal

    10/28/2015 6:50:27 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/26/15 | JOHN SICILIANO
    King Coal may be losing its throne sooner than expected, as the U.S. goes through a change in how it gets the bulk of its electricity. The change is not coming from solar and wind as environmental groups would like to believe, although renewables are growing. The big switch is coming from natural gas produced from fracking shale rock deep underground. Natural gas is replacing coal as the dominant way Americans receive electricity to power everything from their lights to their iPhones to the big screen televisions. It is cheaper than coal, which is why natural gas power plants are...
  • UN Paris Climate Hypocrisy: Limos and Learjets

    10/26/2015 7:04:22 PM PDT · by SteveinSATX · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 October 2015 | William F. Jasper
    Time to get out your AGW hypocrisy meters. AGW, of course, stands for anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming. And the hypocrisy meters are about to ring off the charts, as the AGW alarmists descend in droves on Paris for COP 21 (21st Conference Of Parties), the United Nations much-ballyhooed climate summit, set to take place November 30-December 11. It happens every time: the millionaires, billionaires, and public servants Prince Charles, Al Gore, Ted Turner, Richard Branson, Hollywood celebs, presidents, prime ministers, etc. swoosh into the confab in their tax-payer provided jets, or their own private Learjets and Gulfstreams, to...
  • Saudi Arabia to run out of cash in less than 5 years

    10/25/2015 3:38:46 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | October 25, 2015 | Matt Egan
    If oil stays around $50 a barrel, most countries in the region will run out of cash in five years or less, warned a dire report from the International Monetary Fund this week. That includes OPEC leader Saudi Arabia as well as Oman and Bahrain. Low oil prices will wipe out an estimated $360 billion from the region this year alone, the IMF said.
  • Caught On Helmet Cam: US Releases Video Footage From SpecOps ISIS Prison Raid

    10/25/2015 1:40:59 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 25 Oct 2015 | Tyler Durden
    It would have been bad enough for Washington if Moscow had simply intervened in Syria and left it to the media to speculate and report on the progress made by Iranian ground troops operating under the cover of Russian airstrikes. But subtlety isnt really Putins style and besides, the conflict in Syria represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to lay bare the Wests deplorable strategy of funding and arming extremists on the way to destabilizing recalcitrant regimes. ... We are of course not attempting to trivialize the death of Joshua Wheeler by writing this off as some kind of...
  • Locally grown food has higher carbon footprint than imported products

    06/03/2007 11:21:31 AM PDT · by EPW Comm Team · 41 replies · 3,198+ views
    London Sunday Telegraph ^ | June 3, 2007 | Richard Gray
    Greener by miles 03/06/2007 Conscientious consumers are being urged to buy locally sourced food in the battle against climate change. But, as Richard Gray discovers, produce from the other side of the world can actually have a smaller carbon footprint Take a look in the average supermarket trolley and the food there will probably have travelled farther than most people clock up in a decade. A selection of just 26 items can have covered a total of 150,000 miles before reaching the British kitchen. With beef from Brazil, beans from Kenya, apples from New Zealand, chicken from Thailand and strawberries...
  • Fracking Lifts HS Drop-Out Rate?-Real Oil Safety Record: Jacki Daily show

    10/24/2015 6:40:36 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 2 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 8/20/2015 | Jacki Daily
    On this week's Jacki Daily Show, Jacki speaks with Pam Villarreal of the National Center for Policy Analysis about other options besides college. She also talks with the Car Coach, (www.laurenfix.com )about how bad E15 ethanol is for your cars. She is also joined by the CEO of Nouveau Inc, Brigham McCown, to discuss federal transportation safety and energy infrastructure policy.
  • Oklahoma Earthquakes Are a National Security Threat

    10/24/2015 12:47:14 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 18 replies
    Bloomberg News | 10/23/2015 | Matthew Philips
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-23/oklahoma-earthquakes-are-a-national-security-threat : Link Only, per outdated copyright law.
  • Fracking is Our Clean Power Plan - US leads the Way: The Jacki Daily Show

    10/22/2015 4:04:57 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 5 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 8/9/15 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Jacki is joined by Vince Ackerson the President and Chief Lending Officer of Texas Capital Bank and by David Ranson of HCWE to discuss oil markets and America's relationship with the Saudis.Vince Ackerson R. David Ranson
  • Everythings Deflating And Nobody Seems To Notice

    10/22/2015 10:19:33 AM PDT · by blam · 101 replies
    Zero Hedge - Automatic Earth ^ | 10-22-2015 | Tyler Durden - Ilargi Meijer
    Tyler Durden 10/22/2015 Submitted by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, Whenever we at the Automatic Earth explain, as we must have done at least a hundred times in our existence, that, and why, we refuse to define inflation and deflation as rising or falling prices (only), we always get a lot of comments and reactions implying that people either dont understand why, or they think its silly to use a definition that nobody else seems to use. -More or less- recent events, though, show us once more why were right to insist on inflation being defined in...
  • Sorry, anti-frackers: Yale study says the process doesnt contaminate drinking water

    10/21/2015 7:41:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2015 | Matt Vespa
    Okay; repeat after me: fracking does not pollute your drinking water. As Sean Hackbarth over at the Chamber of Commerce noted, a Yale study found no evidence that fracking, which is used in the process of extracting natural gas, causes drinking water to become undrinkable: Organic compounds found in drinking water aquifers above the Marcellus Shale and other shale plays could reflect natural geologic transport processes or contamination from anthropogenic activities, including enhanced natural gas production. Using analyses of organic compounds coupled with inorganic geochemical fingerprinting, estimates of groundwater residence time, and geospatial analyses of shale gas wells and...
  • Yale Study On Fracking Contaminating Drinking Water Finds Surprising Results

    10/19/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 10/14/2015 | Andrew Follett
    The Sierra Club should start printing retractions (something theyve been getting a lot of practice doing), because researchers from Yale University have concluded that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, doesnt contaminate drinking water! [There is] no evidence of association with deeper brines or long-range migration of these compounds to the shallow aquifers concludes the new study, which was published in the highly prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The study, the largest of its kind, sampled 64 private water wells near fracking sites to determine if they could be contaminated by fracking fluids. [The chemicals] are likely not a...
  • Unveiling the AntiFracking Movement : Jacki Daily Show

    10/19/2015 4:34:21 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 10 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 9/14/15 | Jacki Daily
    Unveiling the AntiFracking Movement & How Fracking Brings Manufacturing Boom 9/14/15 Who is Really Behind Your Local Anti-Fracking Campaign? Jackie Stewart of Energy in Depth Ohio talks about the fringe anti-Constitution group that is creating frac fights far beyond their Pennsylvania state line.
  • Why US Fears Putin Success in Syria

    10/18/2015 7:27:53 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 21 replies
    Russia Today ^ | October 16, 2015 | Finian Cunningham
    "The US and its allies would like to see Russias military operations in Syria go horribly wrong as Russias success heralds a crushing defeat for Western regime-change machinations. It would also signal the balance of power shifting away from US hegemony. . . . From the outset of Russias aerial bombing campaign against terror groups in Syria, beginning on September 30, Washington and its Western allies have sought all possible ways of discrediting and derailing the intervention. US President Obama poured scorn saying it was doomed to fail, while Britains Prime Minister David Cameron labeled the Russian move as a...
  • Tesla to fight Denmarks new tax on electric cars

    10/18/2015 7:33:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 12 Oct 2015 08:51 GMT+02:00
    The government has defended its move to gradually phase out tax breaks on electric cars as a way to make things fairer for car owners, but the maker of Denmarks most popular electric model has slammed the plan as anti-competitive and a death knell for the industry. A political agreement reached on Friday afternoon will see tax breaks on electric cars phased out over the next five years. As a result, the costs of some popular electric models will skyrocket. The hardest hit will be the luxury model Tesla S P85D, which will more than double in price from 875,000...
  • Texas earthquakes and Fraccing: A concern or an exaggeration? The Jacki Daily Show

    10/13/2015 2:35:16 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 10/13/15 | Jacki Daily
    The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics. Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant Vice President for a national bank. She entered...
  • Freeman Dyson's Remarkable View of the Future Is Worth Your Time To Examine

    10/16/2015 7:15:36 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 12 replies
    Speech at Boston University ^ | 5 November 2005 | Freeman Dyson
    A couple of days ago, there was a quite successful thread here entitled Top Physicist Freeman Dyson: Obama 'Took the Wrong Side' on Climate Change. As an admirer and follower of Professor Dyson, I enjoyed it greatly, and posted several items on it. That thread got me interested in Dyson once again, and in looking for Dyson material I found this remarkable lecture on YouTube. I believe it is worth anyone's time to listen to in its entirety. At a little more than an hour in length, it is a bit long for one sitting, but I am sure most...
  • A Chemists View of Hydraulic Fracturing or Frac[c]ing: The Jacki Daily Show

    10/17/2015 2:48:34 PM PDT · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 11/14/14 | The Jacki Daily Show
    A Chemists View of Hydraulic Fracturing or Frac[c]ing Jacki talks with world renowned British scientist, Dr. Andrew Barron, Chairman of the Chemistry Department at Rice University, about the use of chemical additives in the frac[c]ing process, and how these can be employed safely in todays frac jobs.
  • Obama: 'Much of our criminal justice system remains unfair'

    10/17/2015 10:38:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    investors.com ^ | Oct. 17, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. Thirty years ago, there were 500,000 people behind bars in America. Today, there are 2.2 million. The United States is home to 5 percent of the worlds population, but 25 percent of the worlds prisoners. Every year, we spend $80 billion to keep people locked up. Now, many of the folks in prison absolutely belong there our streets are safer thanks to the brave police officers and dedicated prosecutors who put violent criminals behind bars. But over the last few decades, weve also locked up more non-violent offenders than ever before, for longer...
  • Trailblazers: Reuse of up to 100% of Frac[c]ing Fluids: Jacki Daily Show

    10/16/2015 7:36:46 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 3 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 10/21/14 | Jacki Daily Show
    Trailblazers: Reuse of up to 100% of Frac[c]ing Fluids Leaders from a Big Spring, Texas company named Waterstone Resources join Jacki to talk recent developments in water use and water reuse in fracking.
  • Susan Rice Blames Climate Change For Conflict in Syria

    10/15/2015 12:32:02 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 13, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    In her most dramatic speech to date about climate change, National Security Advisor Susan Rice suggests climate change was partially responsible for the conflict in Syria and represents a looming threat to the entire world. In the years prior to civil war breaking out in Syria, that country also experienced its worst drought on record, she said during a political speech at Stanford University. Farming families moved en masse into urban centers, increasing political unrest and further priming the country for conflict.
  • The End Of The Oil Major?

    10/14/2015 12:00:46 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 17 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 14-10-2015 | meh
    A new report finds that the largest oil companies are set to cut spending on exploration by at least half, potentially leading to very few new oil discoveries in the years ahead. The report from investment bank Tudor, Pickering, Hold & Co., and reported by Fuel Fix, estimates that exploration budgets among the oil majors will drop to $25 billion in 2016, down from $50 billion from just a few years ago. Obviously, low oil prices are taking their toll, forcing deep spending cuts in a desperate attempt to shore up profitability. But the cuts have large implications for the...
  • Russia abandons hope of oil price recovery and turns to the plough

    10/14/2015 11:49:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 October 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The Kremlin has launched an incredible volte-face in economic policy and turned to traditional industries like farming in the face of tumbling oil prices ___ Russia has abandoned hopes for a lasting recovery in oil prices, bracing for a new era of abundant crude as US shale production transforms the global energy market. The Kremlin has launched a radical shift in strategy, rationing funds for the once-sacrosanct oil and gas industry and relying instead on a revival of manufacturing and farming, driven by a much more competitive rouble. "We have to have prudent forecasts. Our budget is based very conservative...
  • Who is Really Behind Your Local Anti-Fracking Campaign? The Jacki Daily Show

    10/13/2015 2:39:00 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 1 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 10/13/15 | Jacki Daily
    The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics. Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant Vice President for a national bank. She entered...
  • Turkey threatens the major prospects for Eastern Med gas supply (Beware Russia blocking Med gas)

    10/12/2015 7:34:22 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 6 replies
    Security Europe ^ | June 22, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    As Europe seeks to diversify its sources of natural gas as an alternative to the politically sensitive Russian supply, a massive off-shore gas source in the Mediterranean is ready for exploration and drilling. There are game-changing stakes at play. Unfortunately, the Turkish leadership has threatened to use force to stop this from happening. Last October, Turkey sent the BARBAROS, its geophysics exploration ship, accompanied by naval vessels, into the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone waters. In November 2014, Turkish naval commander Admiral Bülent Bostanoğlu threatened the use of force against Greece, while speaking on board a Turkish naval corvette in Greek...
  • Obama wants Saudi Arabia to destroy Russian economy

    10/10/2015 7:46:54 PM PDT · by 100American · 15 replies
    Pravda ^ | 03.04.2014
    U.S. President Barack Obama tried to convince the King of Saudi Arabia to coordinate actions in the oil market to reduce world oil prices, the main source of Russia's export revenues, and "punish its behavior" in Crimea. Experts estimate that if the prices are reduced by as little as 12 dollars per barrel, the Russian Federation will lose $40 billion in revenue. There has been a precedent, because this is precisely how the USSR collapsed. Before Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. media was discussing options of "punishment" for Russia with sanctions for its "behavior in Crimea." The first...
  • Israel Is Going To Be Assisting And Helping Russia In Its War Against ISIS In Syria

    10/10/2015 8:38:03 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 62 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | October 10, 2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    So how is this going to fair with the idea that Russia is Magog and is to invade Israel (Ezekiel 38) when reality is that Israel is going to be assisting and helping Russia in its crushing of ISIS in Syria? What is coming out of Israel is disproving all these hordes who think that Russia is using Syria as a pretext to eventually invade Israel. According to the Israeli media itself: Israel will provide Russia with intelligence information about opposition sites in Syria to facilitate Moscows military operations, Channel 2TV has reported. The Israeli network said that a senior...
  • Saudi defense minister to come to Moscow to compromise on Syria

    10/10/2015 7:50:52 PM PDT · by 100American · 8 replies
    Pravda (opposition research) ^ | 09.10.2015 | Pravda
    Sounds like knees are knockin in the ME and Saudis offered to go and ask for something... The visit of the Saudi official to Moscow against the backdrop of Russia's anti-terrorist operation in Syria, which Saudi Arabia remains vehemently opposed to, may indicate Riyadh's willingness to compromise with Moscow. Saudi Arabia hopes to change Moscow's attitude towards the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, promising strategic partnership and multi-billion-dollar projects. Noteworthy, Saudi Arabia remains one of the most ardent opponents to Bashar al-Assad. -
  • $2 gas will be back after Iran nuclear deal

    07/31/2015 10:32:58 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 52 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 14 2015 | Chris Isidore
    U.S. drivers can look forward to $2 gas later this year, thanks in part to the Iran nuclear deal announced Tuesday. Gas may only dip a few cents when the Iranian oil first starts to flow again, but by September drivers could see big savings. "Once we get past Labor Day, we should see gas falling by 10 to 15 cents a month," said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst with the Oil Price Information Service. "By December a lot of places are going to see gasoline at $2 or less." Iran hasn't been able to sell oil to the United...
  • Will The Discovery Of Huge Amounts Of Oil In Israel Lead To War In The Middle East?

    10/10/2015 11:14:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 10/10/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Billions of barrels of oil have been discovered in Israel, and this discovery could essentially make Israel energy independent for many decades to come. But there is just one problem. This discovery was made in the Golan Heights. If you are not familiar with the Golan Heights, it is an area that Israel took from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967. The government of Israel considers the Golan Heights to now be part of Israeli territory, but the United Nations does not recognize Israel’s claim. Instead, the UN still recognizes Syrian sovereignty over that area. So now that massive...
  • House votes to lift oil export ban, Obama waves veto pen

    10/10/2015 6:32:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/10/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Just because you’ve been doing something for decades, that doesn’t mean that you need to keep doing it. Perhaps one of the best examples of this is the roughly forty year old ban we have on crude oil exports, enacted back when the Middle East oil barons decided to kick off an embargo, leading to skyrocketing gas prices and long lines at service stations. Congress seems to slowly be getting the message on this subject, and yesterday the House finally passed a bill to end the ban. (Yahoo News) A bill to repeal the U.S. oil export ban passed...
  • Russia's Threat

    10/09/2015 12:44:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    When Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, he predicted that the occasion would be remembered as "the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth." Some seven years later, America is weaker, and the world is a far more dangerous place. President Obama did not end the war in Iraq. His precipitous withdrawal of American troops allowed the Islamic State group to take control of major cities and Iran to become the puppet master in Iraq. His decision to announce when the U.S. would...