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  • Russian Nordstream 2 Pipeline Losing Support in Germany (Thank Trump!)

    01/09/2019 12:19:01 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | January 08, 2019 | Nick Cunningham
    The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is running into some trouble amid withering opposition from the Trump administration. As it stands, Russia still needs to ship large volumes of gas to Europe via Ukraine. Nord Stream 2 would allow Russian gas to bypass Ukraine, giving Russia more leverage to meddle in Ukraine while still reliably delivering gas to Europe. Merkel has been supportive of the project, not least because several major western European companies have stakes in the pipeline, including Royal Dutch Shell, as well as major German companies Wintershall and BASF. Last year, Merkel, under intense pressure from the Trump...
  • Widespread Gas Shortage In Mexico As Government Tries To Thwart Fuel Thieves

    01/09/2019 8:04:59 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Npr ^ | 1-8-2019 | Ian Stewart
    Drop by drop, gallon by gallon, thieves have been draining the pipelines and coffers of the Mexican government. Last year, $3 billion worth of fuel was stolen from Pemex, Mexico's state-owned oil company, according to the country's new president. But a crackdown by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has left many ordinary Mexicans struggling to find gas. The government has shifted transport of fuel to tanker trucks and rail cars and away from pipelines, which are regularly tapped by thieves. But the new distribution systems apparently can't keep up with consumer demand. Pemex has had to tell customers not to...
  • Gas prices at lowest point in nearly three years, experts say

    12/20/2018 4:55:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WSOC-TV ^ | December 20, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's no secret that gas prices are better in South Carolina. Drivers like Tawanda Moore drive across the border from Charlotte to get a deal. “It's always great. I frequently come here to the Rock Hill area to take advantage of the lower prices,” Moore said....
  • Regulators accuse California utility PG&E of falsifying (safety) records on natural gas pipelines

    12/16/2018 8:09:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    KSBY ^ | 12/15/18
    Regulators on Friday accused one of California’s largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco. The California Public Utilities Commission said an investigation by its safety and enforcement division found Pacific Gas & Electric Co. lacked enough employees to fulfill requests to find and mark natural gas pipelines. Because of the staff shortage, PG&E pressured supervisors and locators to complete the work, leading staff to falsify data from 2012 to 2017, regulators said. The company “had common knowledge...
  • Let Them Eat Cake

    12/09/2018 5:08:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/18 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Another French aristocrat ignores the middle class. Will he survive? “Global warming is the biggest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it.” —John Coleman, meteorologist and founder of The Weather Channel Paris is experiencing major riots they haven’t seen in fifty years. Protesters say this is the start of a revolution which will eclipse the rioting that occurred in 1968 when France was near civil war. Citizens are protesting a gas tax increase designed to discourage the purchase of vehicles that contribute to climate change. Diesel, the most popular fuel in France is currently $6.35...
  • Transportation officials: Illinois gas tax increase is needed

    12/07/2018 3:20:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Southern ^ | 12/06/18 | Brenden Moore
    **SNIP** And according to a panel of transportation experts, the problem will only get worse in the future unless the state begins to better fund investments in its transportation system. "We're behind, to be perfectly frank," said IDOT Secretary Randy Blankenhorn, one of the panelists. "We are not funding transportation as well as some of our neighbors and as our competitors. ... I spend $250 a month on my phone. I spend $50 a month for water. This is the infrastructure of my life. It's what I need to make things happen. And we're spending 50 cents a day on...
  • Anti-Trump Narrative Collapses: Obama Gassed, Pepper Sprayed Illegals More Than 500 Times

    11/30/2018 7:28:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 11.26.18 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    The false leftist narrative that suggests President Trump is a uniquely evil president because American Border Patrol agents hurled a few tear gas canisters at invading migrants continues its amusing collapse.Trump is hardly unique in using tear gas and pepper bombs to protect the border from an invading horde. Another American president, one hailed as a Messiah by the same people hurling scatalogical invective at Trump, did the same thing.His name was Barack Hussein Obama, and given the data published by The Daily Caller, he might have been known as the Gasser in Chief. Or maybe we might call him...
  • Mexico’s Oil Crisis Deepens

    11/27/2018 9:07:01 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-27-2018 | Irina
    Mexico’s state oil company Pemex said it produced an average 1.76 million bpd of crude in October, down 7 percent from October last year, Reuters reports, citing data released by the company. This is also one of the lowest monthly production rates since 1990 when records began. The decline was attributed to the natural depletion of mature fields, highlighting the urgent need for new production in the country. The outgoing government of Enrique Pena Nieto launched a sweeping reform in Mexico’s energy sector, one of its aims being to open up the local oil wealth to foreign operators in order...
  • US agents fire tear gas into crowd of migrants

    11/25/2018 7:30:52 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 71 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | November 25, 2018 | Christopher Sherman
    Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries. U.S. agents shot the gas, according to an Associated Press reporter on the scene. Children were screaming and coughing in the mayhem.
  • 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...
  • Police: Gas emergency ignites fires across Andover, North Andover, Lawrence MA

    09/13/2018 2:35:39 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 221 replies
    Eagle Tribune ^ | 9/13/2018 | Kiera Blessing
    Multiple explosions in the Lawrence, MA area.
  • Syria's Assad approves gas attack in Idlib despite warning, report says

    09/10/2018 4:20:00 AM PDT · by familyop · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    President Bashar al-Assad has approved a gas attack in the Idlib province, which is the country’s last rebel stronghold, a report on Sunday said...The Wall Street Journal reported that the international pressure did little to sway Assad, who benefits from support from Russia and Iran. The report said Assad has approved the use of chlorine gas...Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a “total annihilation of terrorists in Syria,” while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke of “cleansing the Idlib region of terrorists.”
  • Rick Perry cheers first natural gas export terminal on East Coast

    09/05/2018 6:48:37 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07.26.18 | John Siciliano
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday christened the first natural gas export terminal on the East Coast, at the Cove Point facility in Maryland outside of Washington. “We can become a reliable competitive alternative anywhere in the world, and we will,” Perry said in remarks opening the second natural gas export terminal in the country. Energy exports are key to Trump’s “energy dominance” agenda, and Perry said the president fully supports the new terminal. “This president understands the power of energy and he is eager to unleash our bounty to the world, which is why he is so supportive of...
  • Interstate 68 Meetings Continue in Washington

    08/30/2018 10:18:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Wheeling News-Register ^ | July 17, 2018 | Joselyn King
    MOUNDSVILLE — Trump Administration officials are continuing to listen as West Virginia officials push for an expanded Interstate 68 from Morgantown through Marshall County. Marshall County Commissioner Robert Miller led a contingent to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with Brittany Carter, the White House assistant director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Miller said the group discussed the I-68 project’s prospects of being included within Trump’s expected $200 billion infrastructure improvement plan, which should be presented to Congress by the end of this year. The I-68 project is expected to cost at least $1 billion. “$200 billion isn’t a...
  • Alaska’s Oil Renaissance

    08/23/2018 12:25:41 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 20 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 08-23-2018 | Haley
    The impending oil renaissance in Alaska’s North Slope is going to be even more massive than previously projected. The oil lurking under the surface of the historically oil rich region is enough to turn the state’s economy around and reinstate it as a major player in the oil industry, according to new research from IHS Markit, a London-based global information and analytics provider. The study shows that the North Slope’s crude output could increase by as much as a whopping 40 percent in the next eight years, more than regaining its place as one of the major powerhouses of the...
  • The Next Big Bet In Fracking: Water

    08/22/2018 1:22:42 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 22 August 2018 | Christopher M. Matthews
    Fledgling companies, many backed by private equity, are rushing to help shale drillers deal with one of their trickiest problems: what to do with the vast volumes of wastewater that are a byproduct of fracking wells...Moving water by pipe costs anywhere from 60 cents to $1.50 a barrel compared with more than $2 by truck...
  • Mechanical advice needed

    08/20/2018 10:32:03 PM PDT · by chuckles · 73 replies
    vanity | 9-21-2018 | chuckles
    I have 2 chain saws, 3 weed eaters and 3 blowers, all 2 cycle and all need fuel lines almost every year. I buy the fuel line by the foot now. Used to just by replacement bag of lines for each brand. There must be a better way to fix these lines so they won't rot every year or 2. FReepers are wise and chocked with info. I hope someone out there has a better way. Is there some other material that can be used.I'm even thinking of copper if I can get it small enough. Thx
  • Court convicts Ukraine's former prime minister

    10/11/2011 4:54:34 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 4 replies
    CNN International ^ | October 11, 2011 | Staff
    A Ukraine court has found former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko guilty of abuse of authority for signing gas contracts with Russia and sentenced her Tuesday to seven years in prison. Authorities deployed hundreds of police officers around the court to keep order, state media reported. Dozens of angry Tymoshenko supporters took to the streets of Kiev in August when she was taken into custody. "Dear friends, I just want to say that I disagree with this verdict and I am saying that the year 1937 is back again," Tymoshenko said in the courtroom on Tuesday, making a reference to Josef...
  • U.S. Judge May Have Just Given Freedom to Venezuela

    08/13/2018 1:36:11 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 27 replies
    https://www.opslens.com ^ | AUGUST 10, 2018 | JOEL FREWA
    Once the inevitable collapse of Citgo happens, the ruling drug cartel in Venezuela will inevitably enter it’s final phase. Today, Venezuela is unable to refine oil into gasoline, so in turn it is purchased from Citgo and all but given away for domestic consumption. This has given rise to a vast network of gasoline smuggling, often by the military itself, which steals the gasoline in transit then sells it in other nations for a huge profit while remaining well under the market price. Gasoline is so cheap in Venezuela, one can purchase around 875,000 gallons of 87 octane for $1....
  • Could oil prices skyrocket to $200 a barrel … or more?

    07/24/2018 6:42:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/24/18 | Simon Henderson
    It’s summer. It’s hot. We all want to go on vacation. But for those of us who watch the oil market, there’s a nagging feeling that we won’t get to read that trashy novel on the beach, because oil prices are ready to explode. Who’s to blame? Top of the list is Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who, on Sunday, warned the United States that conflict with the Islamic Republic would be “the mother of all wars.” Additionally, Rouhani’s comment that “We have always guaranteed the security” of the Strait of Hormuz — the comparatively narrow waterway from the Persian Gulf...