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  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    10/10/2012 8:04:17 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 92 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 10/10/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Obama Plans Won't Cut Oil Prices For Decades, If Ever

    03/22/2012 6:40:10 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/22/2012 | John Merline
    Whenever the subject of drilling comes up, President Obama consistently discounts it as a way to lower oil prices...Instead, Obama has been touting an "all of the above" policy, which focuses less on what he calls the "fuel of the past" and more on things like alternative energy and improved efficiency. He will tout this approach again on Thursday at stops in Oklahoma and Ohio. But will those other efforts work any better than would aggressively pursuing more oil production?
  • What If Oil and Natural Gas Are Renewable Resources?

    03/18/2012 12:46:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 132 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2012 | Greg Lewis
    ....The evidence is mounting that not only do we have more than a century's worth of recoverable oil in the United States alone (even if there is a limit to the earth's oil supply), but that we also actually have a limitless supply of Texas tea because oil is in fact a renewable resource that is being constantly created deep under the earth's surface and which rises upward, where microscopic organisms that thrive in the intense pressure and heat miles below us interact with and alter it. In other words, we have an unending supply of oil, some of which...
  • Former Shell Oil President: We Won’t Have Enough to Fill Gas Tanks No Matter the Price

    03/13/2012 10:42:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/13/12 | Melanie Hunter
    Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister predicted that the U.S. won’t have enough oil to fill gas tanks whatever the price and that high gas prices could lead to another recession, because people won’t be able to buy things. The host of “Washington Journal” asked Hofmeister if he agreed with the head of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, that the U.S. won’t see $5 a gallon gas and that the rhetoric over Iran is responsible for driving up gas prices temporarily. “There’s a lot of views out there, and I’ve been articulating a $5 price.
  • VANITY: Anyone else notice the popular keywords?

    02/29/2012 8:10:51 AM PST · by An American! · 17 replies · 1+ views
    freerepublic.com ^ | 2/29/2012 | Me
    Seems like after the crash yesterday the "Popular Keywords" all changed in the top right of the screen and were replaced with some that are completely bogus such as "tothemanorborn"???? I use this handy feature to quickly get to groups of tagged articles. Some of the missing ones that have been there for years are "palin" and "sarahpalin", santorum is new, and some of the others but a few old good ones like "banglist" are still there. Weird...
  • $5 gas coming .... ?

    01/24/2012 8:41:31 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 57 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | 24 Jan 2012 | unattributed
    HOUSTON - A former Houston oil executive predicts drivers could be paying $5 for a gallon of gas by the end of the year, and says politicians in Washington D.C. are to blame. John Hofmeister is the retired president of Shell Oil. He currently runs the non-profit group Citizens for Affordable Energy. "It was actually December, 2010, when I predicted $5 gasoline by the end of 2012," said Hofmeister. "And, I said then, 'I hope I'm wrong.' My concern is I won't be wrong." Some energy price analysts have said Hofmeister's prediction is likely off by at least $1 --...
  • Need Help From Freeper Females (vanity)

    04/21/2004 6:52:54 PM PDT · by Jaysun · 934 replies · 13,468+ views
    4/21/2004 | Jaysun
    Some of the guys and I are presently at the camping lodge and we’ve got a problem that requires the help of a sensible woman. My brother-in-law managed to get something in his hair this morning, and he wanted to wash it out. I can’t tell you what that something was, because he’s refused to divulge that to us thus far (I suspect that he fabricated the “tainted hair” theory to save himself some embarrassment.) My brother-in-law believes that his wife has, at some point, told him that peanut butter is a useful household hair cleaner / conditioner. His wife...
  • Behind the Scenes of a ZOT!

    07/28/2006 5:00:35 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 580 replies · 27,584+ views
    July 28, 2006 | rk
    ...Deep within the Mod's underground lair: . We have a possible troll sighting in sector 5. Need confirmation. Insert initial greeting program. ...Sending. .... To: I_Luv_Ann_Coulter! Welcome to Free Republic. Posted on 07/28/2006 9:03:56 PM EDT by Bob ... No response yet, Jim. ... Proceed with Enhanced Engagement Mode. ...Sending. ... To: I_Luv_Ann_Coulter! You signed up today to post this? Posted on 07/28/2006 9:10:12 PM EDT by max . To: I_Luv_Ann_Coulter! Go back to DU! Posted on 07/28/2006 9:11:02 PM EDT by carol . To: carol DU?? I've never heard of a DU. What's a DU??? Posted on 07/28/2006 9:13:22...
  • Vanity: Who is tagging all these threads with "johnhofmeister" and why??

    10/15/2011 7:14:47 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 64 replies
    15 Oct 2011 | Notary Sojac
    Goes back to 2005, maybe earlier. I know all about stuning, beebers, showers, moose, sisters.....but is this one that I've missed??
  • Domenici to Speak at Uranium Conference

    04/20/2011 5:57:04 AM PDT · by finerobert · 3 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 04/18/2011 | PR Newswire
    HOBBS, N.M., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Senator Pete V. Domenici will be the key note speaker at the Uranium Fuel Cycle Conference, April 27 in Hobbs, N.M. The N.M. Center for Energy Policy, which is a division of New Mexico Tech, in partnership with the Economic Development Corporation of Lea County and New Mexico Junior College, is organizing the conference to bring together leaders in nuclear-related mining, energy and waste management. Domenici has long been considered one of the most consistent and forceful national advocates of the nuclear industry.
  • Uranium Conference Adds Discussion of Japan Accident

    04/03/2011 9:05:45 AM PDT · by finerobert · 9 replies
    New Mexico Tech ^ | 3/30/11 | Thomas Guengerich
    HOBBS, N.M. March 30, 2011 – The Uranium Fuel Cycle Conference has added a new special session to the event, scheduled for April 27-28 in Hobbs. “Japan and Nuclear Energy: What Went Wrong and Its Impact” will feature a policy impact presentation from an official from the Department of Energy.
  • Obama Not What He Appears to Be [Rush Limbaugh]

    05/24/2008 7:23:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 87+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Website ^ | May 23, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Snerdley, I'm still not sure I read that right. Obama is down in Miami, he's talking to the Cuban exile community, they hate the Castros, they despise the Castros, they want the Castros overthrown, they want their island nation back. They don't want the embargo lifted, and Obama is telling them that we need to have diplomatic relations with no preconditions with the Castros and he's still standing there? They have not run him out of the building? JOHNNY DONOVAN: Live from the Southern Command in sunny south Florida via New York City, it's Open Line Friday!...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 June 2010

    06/20/2010 3:16:49 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 33 replies · 4+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 June 2010 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, June 20th, 2010 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss.; Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.; Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass.; Kenneth Feinberg, who will oversee BP's compensation fund to Gulf oil spill victims; former Shell Oil Co. President John Hofmeister. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.; Rep. Joseph Cao, R-La. THIS WEEK (ABC): White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. STATE OF THE...
  • Oil Futures Hold Steady Below $60 a Barrel ($59.57/bbl)

    11/02/2005 3:09:11 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 21 replies · 665+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2005 | Christopher Torchia
    SINGAPORE (AP) -- Crude oil prices held steady just below US$60 a barrel on Wednesday after predictions of warmer weather in the United States sparked a big drop two days earlier. Market experts said prospects for rising demand could keep prices at current levels. Light, sweet crude for December delivery gained 5 cent to US$59.90 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Tuesday, the contract rose 9 cents to settle at $59.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, where a day earlier they had fallen nearly US$1.50 to a level about 15 percent...
  • Jesse Jackson to target oil companies on diversity

    05/01/2007 4:01:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies · 1,113+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2007
    U.S. activist Rev. Jesse Jackson on Tuesday said his organization will target top energy companies like Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips in a push to create more jobs for women and minorities in the industry. Jackson said members of his Rainbow PUSH Coalition plan to buy stock in 20 of the world's largest energy companies. As investors, the group will seek change by attending annual meetings, calling for talks with the companies' chief executives and pressing for fairness hearings at the state level. "We intend to inject ourselves into the struggle for fair access to energy," Jackson told a news...
  • Montana's governor eyes coal to solve U.S. fuel costs

    08/26/2005 2:59:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 1,916+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/26/05 | Adam Tanner - Reuters
    HELENA, Montana (Reuters) - Montana's governor wants to solve America's rising energy costs using a technology discovered in Germany 80 years ago that converts coal into gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel. The Fischer-Tropsch technology, discovered by German researchers in 1923 and later used by the Nazis to convert coal into wartime fuels, was not economical as long as oil cost less than $30 a barrel. But with U.S. crude oil now hitting more than double that price, Gov. Brian Schweitzer's plan is getting more attention across the country and some analysts are taking him very seriously. Montana is "sitting on...
  • The Dead Zone [Gulf of Mexico BP Gusher]

    07/01/2010 9:24:41 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Omega Letter ^ | Tuesday, June 24, 2010 | Jack Kinsella
    The Dead Zone by Jack Kinsella The Omega Letter is a daily journal of current events as viewed from the perspective of Bible prophecy and written as they occur.   We went online on October 14, 2001 and so our archives are something of a daily record of the 21st century. (I’m not trying to blow our horn, here. There is a point I want to make, so bear with me.) Over the years, we’ve published the OL day in and day out, from literally hundreds of locations both here and from abroad. In all that time, the Omega Letter Daily...
  • Gas Is Going To $5 A Gallon, Consumer Spending Is Dead, And House Prices Will Fall Another 20%

    10/02/2010 1:14:42 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Saturday, October 2, 2010 | John Mauldin
    This week I am at a conference in Houston. I must confess that I don't attend many of the sessions at most conferences where I speak. But today, the guys at Streettalk Advisors have such a great lineup that I am there for every session. But it's Friday and I need to write. The solution? This week you get a "best of" letter. The best ideas I've heard and the best charts I've seen at this conference. Then we close with two short but very thoughtful essays from Charles Gave and Arthur Kroeber of GaveKal on "The Morality of Chinese...
  • Oil prices pass $132 after government reports supply drop (Thanks to DemocRats, Moderates & Greens)

    05/21/2008 9:10:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 143 replies · 265+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/21/08 | John Wilen - ap
    NEW YORK - Oil prices bolted to a new record above $132 a barrel Wednesday after the government reported that supplies of crude oil and gasoline fell unexpectedly last week. And crude's rise in the futures market again pressured consumers by pulling prices at the pump higher — a gallon of regular gas rose overnight to a new record above $3.80 a gallon. With gas and oil prices setting new records on a daily basis, many analysts are beginning to wonder whether anything can stop runaway prices. There are technical signals in the futures market, including price differences between near-term...
  • Bush Adviser: Oil spews for 30 years or nuke it; Hurricane to paint the coast black

    06/12/2010 5:36:11 PM PDT · by jackietree · 49 replies · 1,307+ views
    MSNBC??? ^ | June 12, 2010 | jackie
    Interview Excerpts: We have an open hole that’s spewing I would guess somewhere between 100,000 – 150,000 barrels a day of oil which is why you now have over a hundred mile oil lake at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico that’s apparently four to five hundred feet deep. … We have an open hole with no casing in it and the only way we’ll shut it off is either let it complete which might take 30 years which could maybe not only poison the Gulf of Mexico but maybe the Atlantic Ocean or to put a nuclear device...
  • ROSEN: Slimy Senate showoffs

    05/31/2008 7:08:51 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 9 replies · 110+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 30 May 2008 | Mike Rosen
    ROSEN: Slimy Senate showoffs By Mike Rosen, Rocky Mountain News Friday, May 30, 2008 Last week, five executives from the nation's biggest oil companies were paraded before the Senate Judiciary Committee and harangued by hypocritical political exhibitionists whose shameless theatrics were exceeded only by their manifest ignorance of basic economics. It was a "show trial" that would have made Joseph Stalin blush. Shell Oil President John Hofmeister gave an eloquent explanation of the global oil situation and the problems caused by irrational domestic restrictions. But his demeanor was diplomatic to a fault, pleading with the Senate inquisition to reconsider its...
  • Shell Oil ex-CEO: Oil well might "NEVER STOP"; Suggests whole casing system is deteriorating

    06/26/2010 3:56:44 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 127 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC vie You Tube ^ | June 23, 2010
    Former Shell CEO John Hofmeister, MSNBC, June 23, 2010: 1:00 Hofmeister: ...
  • The Secret, 700-Million-Gallon Oil Fix That Worked — and Might Save the Gulf

    05/27/2010 9:48:46 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 15 replies · 795+ views
    Esquire via Natural Born Conservative ^ | May 13, 2010 | Mark Warren
    May 13, 2010 at 6:46AM by Mark Warren Workers on the Arabian Gulf overlook a supertanker owned by Saudi Aramco, the oil company that used a suck-and-salvage American technology to recover 85 percent of its previously unreported spill in 1993 and '94. There's a potential solution to the Gulf oil spill that neither BP, nor the federal government, nor anyone — save a couple intuitive engineers — seems willing to try. As The Politics Blog reported on Tuesday in an interview with former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister, the untapped solution involves using empty supertankers to suck the spill off...
  • $6 to $8 Gas? Prices Will "Skyrocket" If U.S. Stops Drilling, Says Former Shell Exec

    06/04/2010 12:59:16 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 43 replies · 918+ views
    yahoo ^ | 6/4/2010 | Heesun Wee
    Oily tar balls hit the sands of the Florida Panhandle Friday even as BP engineers adjusted a sophisticated cap over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The containment cap is the latest attempt to plug the worst oil spill in U.S. history, triggered when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20, killing 11 people. "The next 12 to 24 hours will give us an indication of how successful this attempt will be," BP CEO Tony Hayward said Thursday. Whenever the spill is eventually contained, and the best estimates are still in the "months" category, the BP disaster has major implications...
  • Nationalize Oil and Set the Price of Gas? History Shows the Democrats’ Folly

    06/23/2008 5:23:36 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 21 replies · 713+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 6-23-08 | Duane Lester
    It was astonishing to hear Maxine Waters openly discuss nationalizing the oil industry. She was talking to the heads of America’s oil companies, and she was a little worked up, so it was also possible to say that it was just one person, speaking impulsively in a moment of anger, and easily dismissed. What left most conservatives and libertarians staring in slack jawed wonder was when Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) stood before the press and advocated nationalizing the oil refineries. While most have known about the socialist beliefs of the left, what surprised them was the matter of fact manner in...
  • Oil Executives Try to Educate Senate Democrats, But Democrats Appear Hopeless

    05/22/2008 11:26:42 PM PDT · by newbie2008 · 39 replies · 184+ views
    Exxon Mobil is the largest U.S. oil and gas company, but we account for only 2 percent of global energy production, only 3 percent of global oil production, only 6 percent of global refining capacity, and only 1 percent of global petroleum reserves. With respect to petroleum reserves, we rank 14th. Government-owned national oil companies dominate the top spots. For an American company to succeed in this competitive landscape and go head to head with huge government-backed national oil companies, it needs financial strength and scale to execute massive complex energy projects requiring enormous long-term investments. To simply maintain our...
  • Couric Concludes Coupons and Cuts Key to Crunch

    05/23/2006 8:55:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies · 1,405+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein May 23, 2006 Sometimes you just want to throw up your hands. Interviewing another big oil exec this morning, Katie Couric's proposed solution to high gas prices was to repeal the laws of supply and demand . . . just a little bit. Whereas Matt Lauer took a while in his interview of another oil exec to get around to his price-cutting point, Katie wasted no time. Interviewing Shell Oil President John Hofmeister, Katie's opening salvo was "I am just wondering, you and many other oil companies are posting record high profits, of course. And while the...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 June 2006

    06/18/2006 5:26:52 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 914 replies · 15,863+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 18 June 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, June 18th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House press secretary Tony Snow; New Democrat Network President Simon Rosenberg; former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.; Shell Oil Co. President John Hofmeister, ConocoPhillips Corp. Chairman James Mulva, Chevron Corp. Chairman David O'Reilly. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Snow; Sens. Joseph Biden, D-Del., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. THIS WEEK (ABC): L. Pre-empted for World Cup coverage.LATE EDITION (CNN) : Snow; Sens. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Iraqi...
  • Shell exec says world not running out of oil

    03/21/2008 3:36:53 AM PDT · by Man50D · 21 replies · 887+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 20, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    John Hofmeister, the Houston-based president of Shell Oil's U.S. operations, expressed doubt about the validity of peak oil theory in an appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box show. "The peak oil theory has really swamped the world. God bless Matt Simmons," Hofmeister told CNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla, according to a transcript provided to WND by CNBC. "His assumptions are correct based on his hypotheses, but his hypotheses are too narrow." Matt Simmons, a Houston-based investment banker who specializes in the energy industry, is widely known for his 2005 book, "Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World...
  • Shell Oil president says energy abounds

    02/01/2007 11:48:52 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies · 536+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | February 1, 2007 | BILL VIRGIN
    The challenge in meeting increasing demand for energy isn't coming up with new sources of supply, Shell Oil President John Hofmeister believes. "There's plenty of energy to be had," Hofmeister told a Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Washington Athletic Club Wednesday. That energy will come from current and emerging-technology options ranging from offshore oil and gas deposits to Canadian oil sands, Western U.S. oil shale, coal-derived synthetic gas, biofuels, hydrogen fuel cells, wind and solar, he said. But Hofmeister warned, "The obstacles to getting it are man-made." Hofmeister, who is on a 50- city speaking tour to...
  • US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015

    04/12/2010 6:31:04 PM PDT · by Whitebread · 29 replies · 880+ views
    The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact.
  • Shell President Uses Personal Touch to Explain Prices(Refinery Expansion)

    10/07/2006 7:05:50 AM PDT · by kellynla · 17 replies · 748+ views
    mywesttexas.com ^ | 10/07/2006 | staff
    LITTLE ROCK -- If gasoline prices continue to drop, shareholders of Royal Dutch Shell PLC can take heart. Lower prices create more demand, which will drive the price back up and bolster the profits of the big oil companies. The president of the No. 3 oil company' U.S. division, John Hofmeister, made that point during a stop in Little Rock as part of a 50-city tour. Hofmeister said he has selected personal appearances over an advertising campaign as a way to explain Shell's take on the oil business to consumers. He acknowledged that higher gas prices, $3 or even $2...
  • Oil executives defend size, profits before Senate

    05/21/2008 8:08:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 99 replies · 82+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5-21-08 | Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - Senators told oil executives Wednesday that high oil prices cannot be explained by supply and demand and the oil industry's concentration — and OPEC price collusion — is contributing to the costs facing consumers. ADVERTISEMENT Executives of the five largest oil companies were appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said there's an unexplained "disconnect" between prices — at nearly $130 a barrel — and legitimate supply and demand. "We need to get prices under control.... We can only conclude that the oil markets have failed," said Sen. Herbert Kohl, D-Wis. But Shell Oil...
  • Obama - "Trying everything" except vacuuming oil spill from sea like Saudis did

    05/27/2010 10:06:42 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 27 replies · 2,000+ views
    Sodahead ^ | 5/27/2010 | staff
    VACUUM AND SUCK THE OIL OUT OF THE GULF NOW!!! In 1993, a massive 800 million gallon oil spill happened in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco successfully cleaned up that spill. The lead engineer that cleaned that spill was an American engineer who worked for Aramco. His name is Nick Pozzi and is based currently based in Houston. Apparently Pozzi offered his solution to BP and Coast Guard and they promptly dismissed his solution. Was it too expensive? It's a lot simpler to understand than the top kill. It simply requires oil tankers equipped with giant vacuums (think a massive wet/dry...
  • The Morality Of Chinese Growth (Oil at $125 a Barrel, Gasoline at $5)

    10/02/2010 8:05:42 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Front Line Thoughts ^ | 10-1-2010 | John Mauldin
    The Morality Of Chinese Growth October 1, 2010John Mauldin * Oil at $125 a Barrel, Gasoline at $5 * David Rosenberg and Capacity Utilization * Gary Shilling: Commercial Real Estate and Employment * The Morality of Chinese Growth * Another Birthday? What Happened to My Year? * Athens and the Barefoot Ranch This week I am at a conference in Houston. I must confess that I don't attend many of the sessions at most conferences where I speak. But today, the guys at Streettalk Advisors have such a great lineup that I am there for every session. But it's Friday...
  • Oil execs ask Congress to allow more U.S. drilling

    05/21/2008 11:21:27 AM PDT · by samtheman · 56 replies · 107+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 21, 2008 | DAVID IVANOVICH
    Oil executives today challenged lawmakers to open more areas to drilling and send a signal to the world about the United States' resolve to deal with its own energy problems. "If the nation set a goal of increasing domestic production by 2 (million) to 3 million barrels a day by opening up new sources of exploration and production, we could demonstrate to the world that we are in control of our own destiny," Shell Oil Co. President John Hofmeister told a Senate panel today.
  • Former Shell Oil Chief, Engineer: Supertankers Could Save the Gulf, So Why Won't BP Listen?

    06/04/2010 9:18:54 PM PDT · by GVnana · 72 replies · 2,258+ views
    The Sean Hannity Show ^ | 6/4/2010 | Ariel Schwartz
    John Hofmeister and Nick Pozzi tell Fast Company how a possible solution to the Gulf Oil spill is sitting under BP's nose. Underwater robots, containment domes, top hats, hot taps, junk shots ... the potential fixes to the Gulf Oil Spill sound like they come straight from a cringeworthy disaster flick (or a PR think tank). But what if the solution is right under our noses? What if it's already sitting in the Gulf? John Hofmeister, the former president of Shell Oil, and Nick Pozzi, a former pipeline engineering and operations project manager for Saudi Aramco, think it might be.According...
  • Energy workers speak out

    09/02/2010 6:31:29 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies · 2+ views
    chron.com ^ | 2 Sept 2010 | Brett Clanton
    5,000 in Texas call for change in direction of energy policy. More than 5,000 energy sector workers flocked to three Texas rallies Wednesday to protest what they view as an onslaught of punitive measures from Washington that threaten oil and gas jobs and domestic energy supplies. In speeches and videos, speaker after speaker blasted the White House's temporary ban on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, enacted after the massive BP oil spill, and urged lawmakers to reconsider other proposed measures they say would boost taxes and business costs in coming years. "Mr. President, there are 9 million people...
  • Cap and Trade Changing Everything

    12/05/2009 9:24:25 PM PST · by greenwill · 25 replies · 2,310+ views
    Lovington Leader ^ | 10/14/09 | John Graham
    Cap and trade legislation may be one of the biggest issues facing the oil and gas industry according to Dr. Daniel Fine, Associate of Policy, Strategy and Development at New Mexico Tech. He also serves on the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy which is hosting the presentation by former Shell Oil executive, John Hofmeister tonight. “What is the purpose to cap and trade?” asks Fine. “Is the purpose to raise revenue? Is the purpose to lower CO2? Or both?” The bill (Waxman-Markey) coming out of the U.S. House of Representatives claims both purposes without a clear policy declaration.
  • Shell Oil president: To cut price, produce more gasoline in U.S. (but Reps in Congress are too dumb)

    04/30/2008 12:34:37 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 52 replies · 157+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/30/2008 | CNN
    CNN) -- Gasoline prices set a record for the 16th consecutive day Wednesday. A gallon of gas cost an average of $3.62, according to AAA, and much more in some markets. All three presidential candidates have weighed in on the issue, and President Bush on Tuesday addressed it during a news conference. John Hofmeister, president of Shell Oil Co., the U.S. division of Royal Dutch Shell, addressed rising gasoline prices during an interview Wednesday with John Roberts on CNN's "American Morning." ROBERTS: What do you say to people who are in this budget crunch of trying to fill up the...
  • Shell president says: Don't blame Big Oil

    10/07/2006 9:47:19 AM PDT · by thackney · 24 replies · 389+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Oct. 07, 2006 | CHRISTINA HOAG
    Shell Oil President John Hofmeister visited Miami to talk about his company's view on gasoline prices, alternative types of fuel and growing energy demand. Head of Shell counteracts Big Oil backlash Shell Oil's president stopped in South Florida Friday to protest that oil companies are not the bad guys, despite the hullabaloo over record-high gas prices -- and record-high profits. South Florida was the ninth stop for John Hofmeister on an unusual 50-city public relations blitz aimed at countering the bad rap Big Oil has received over the past year. It didn't help that Exxon Mobil posted the biggest corporate...
  • Hurricane and oil spill could be a big problem

    05/26/2010 8:07:02 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 20 replies · 676+ views
    WWLTV Eyewitness News ^ | 5/26/10 | Paul Murphy
    Imagine a strong hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico with millions of barrels of oil floating in the water dangerously close to the shoreline. It's a nightmare scenario now facing emergency managers along the Gulf Coast as a result of the BP oil leak. Even the Army Corps of Engineers worries about the potential dangers during this year's hurricane season. "I think everybody understands it (a hurricane) could change the flow of where the oil is going and it could impact the coastal zone and the hurricane system and so that's some of the concern we have," said Corps of...
  • Maxine Waters and John Conyers' connections to communist org, World Can't Wait

    05/24/2008 9:15:36 AM PDT · by ETL · 28 replies · 1,389+ views
    various sources | various authors
    The committee to which democrat congresswoman, Maxine Waters of California, made her already 'famous' remarks was chaired by none other than John Conyers of Michigan. Both he and Waters are signers of the Revolutionary Communist Party call to "Drive Out the Bush Regime". See: "Endorsers of the Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Include". (Conyers' endorsement appears right after Ward Churchill's. Waters' is further down. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Jr's are also there) http://worldcantwait.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2538&Itemid=2 Fact: World Can't Wait--Drive Out the Bush Regime IS a MAOIST- revolutionary movement initiated and controlled by the Revolutionary Communist Party. (scroll down the...
  • Ex Shell CEO: "I warned Obama in person about his policies in 2007"

    12/29/2010 11:29:23 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 56 replies · 29+ views
    WOR710 ^ | 12/29/2010 | John Gamblng
    http://www.wor710.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=5076772
  • Ex Shell president sees $5 gas in 2012

    12/27/2010 1:40:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 99 replies · 3+ views
    CNN/Money ^ | 12/27/10 | Laurie Segall
    New York - The former president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister, says Americans could be paying $5 for a gallon of gasoline by 2012. In an interview with Platt's Energy Week television, Hofmeister predicted gasoline prices will spike as the global demand for oil increases. "I'm predicting actually the worst outcome over the next two years which takes us to 2012 with higher gasoline prices," he said.
  • Former Oil Exec Predicts $5-a-Gallon Gas by 2012, Energy Shortages by Decade's End

    12/28/2010 7:29:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies · 6+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/10
    Former Oil Exec Predicts $5-a-Gallon Gas by 2012, Energy Shortages by Decade's EndPublished December 27, 2010 FoxNews.com The former president of Shell oil is predicting that the United States will face 1970s-style energy shortages and rationing by the end of the decade, accusing the federal government of turning its back on the country's domestic oil supply. The dire prediction comes as energy analysts toss out a string of frightening predictions about the rising price of oil in the short term. Oil has topped $90 a barrel, and JP Morgan Chase & Co. earlier this month predicted oil could hit $120...
  • Former Shell Oil Chief Predicts $5 Gas by 2012

    12/28/2010 2:21:31 PM PST · by Frantzie · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-28-2010 | Tyler Durden & Mac Slavo
    Former Shell Oil Chief Predicts $5 Gas by 2012 Though he’s no longer running one of the largest companies in the world, former President of Shell Oil John Hofmeister warns that the outlook for gas prices in the coming decade is not looking good: I’m predicting a worse outcome over the next two years, which takes us to 2012 with higher gasoline prices, uncertainty as to the future of hydrocarbons, more regulation on the hydrocarbon industry based upon who the administration is today… And what I fear the most is that by 2012 prices are so high that we have...
  • Guest Post: Former Shell Oil Chief Predicts $5 Gas by 2012

    12/28/2010 2:33:13 PM PST · by FromLori · 33 replies · 5+ views
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12/28/2010 | Tyler Durden
    Former Shell Oil Chief Predicts $5 Gas by 2012 Though he’s no longer running one of the largest companies in the world, former President of Shell Oil John Hofmeister warns that the outlook for gas prices in the coming decade is not looking good: I’m predicting a worse outcome over the next two years, which takes us to 2012 with higher gasoline prices, uncertainty as to the future of hydrocarbons, more regulation on the hydrocarbon industry based upon who the administration is today… And what I fear the most is that by 2012 prices are so high that we have...
  • Former Shell CEO Blasts Government for Restricting Free Market

    07/15/2008 2:15:34 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 4 replies · 116+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | July 15, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    The consequences for federal restrictions on oil and gas exploration go beyond just higher gas prices, interfering with the basic free-market principle of allowing enterprise to meet demand by providing a supply, according to former Shell Oil CEO John Hofmeister. Hofmeister, who is the founder and CEO of the recently-formed advocacy group Citizens for Affordable Energy, appeared on CNBC’s July 15 “Squawk Box.” He criticized government for 30 years of inaction. “I think if you look at it in real time – looking at it in this month, next month, the following month, the answer is no – it’s not...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 6/17 - 6/18/06 (not the live thread)

    06/17/2006 8:05:38 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 33 replies · 1,241+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/17/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for Saturday June 17th and Sunday June 18th, 2006 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) 'This Week' will NOT air on Sunday, June 18, due to ABC's coverage of World Cup soccer. 'This Week' returns on Sunday, June 25ABC This Week comment web page CBS Face The Nation (Bob Schieffer) Meme: Big couple of weeks for Bush in Iraq, so what's wrong with this picture?Tony...