Biggest New Source of Global Warming ? Fracking

Biggest New Source of Global Warming ? Fracking

Methane is an odorless, colorless gas that can only be detected with special equipment. Which is what some scientists used to detect a lot of methane leaks. Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, meaning it traps more heat in the earth's atmosphere than carbon dioxide does.… ...
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LNG Exports DOA ?

LNG Exports DOA ?

So says the smartest guy in the room. A little background: a good petroleum reserve engineer - who estimate how much oil or gas is in the ground - is essential to a profitable oil or gas venture. A great petroleum reserve engineer is worth their weight in gold. I have known a few good reserve eng… ...
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GOP Koch Sock Puppets

GOP Koch Sock Puppets

Scott "Sand Man" Walker is a Koch Addict Jeb "Frack Ho" Bush is a Koch Sock Puppet (the third Bush Frack Ho) So is Marco "Rum 'n Koch" Rubio (nee Mark Rube on his birth certificate) Rick "Smarty Glasses" Perry (they aren't working) Ted "The Cannnuck" Cruz (look at his birth certifica… ...
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What Frackers and Greece Have in Common. Debt. A Fracking Frackload

What Frackers and Greece Have in Common. Debt. A F…

Debt Destroying Frackers like Greece  Wolf Richter Markets - Jul. 23, 2015, 2:51 AM There Will Be Blood oil There will be debt, and its destroying fracking companies The shares of Chesapeake Energy, second largest natural-gas driller in the US, crashed nearly 10% yesterday, to $9.2… ...
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Frack Ho Hillary Equivocates on Keystone XL Planet Cooker

Frack Ho Hillary Equivocates on Keystone XL Planet…

How clintonian of her. And she wasn't even under oath.  Make no mistake, Billary has been thoroughly bought on this and every other issue. She/he/ they know that all she/he/they have to do is : A. Beat Bernie B. Appear just to the left of her Republican opponent. That won't be difficu… ...
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Biggest New Source of Global Warming ? Fracking

August 4, 2015
Biggest New Source of Global Warming ? Fracking

Methane is an odorless, colorless gas that can only be detected with special equipment. Which is what some scientists used to detect a lot of methane leaks. Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, meaning it traps more heat in the earth’s atmosphere than carbon dioxide does. A lot more.  So, although coal generates more carbon dioxide when burned, leaks in methane production and distribution surpass the greenhouse impact of burning coal. This is not a matter of the lesser of two poisons, it’s a matter of kicking the poison habit. Or seacoast towns turn venetian one foot at a time, and the Great Plains become the Great Desert. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/05/science/methane-leaks-may-greatly-exceed-estimates-report-says.html?_r=2 Methane Leaks May Greatly Exceed Estimates, Report Says By JOHN SCHWARTZ AUG. 4, 2015 A device commonly used to […]

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LNG Exports DOA ?

August 3, 2015
LNG Exports DOA ?

So says the smartest guy in the room. A little background: a good petroleum reserve engineer – who estimate how much oil or gas is in the ground – is essential to a profitable oil or gas venture. A great petroleum reserve engineer is worth their weight in gold. I have known a few good reserve engineers, and known of some famous ones – including Henry Kravitz’s father, who was Joe Kennedy’s oil engineer. Art Berman is a good one, maybe a great one given his iconolastic stance on shale plays. Here’s his latest: No Joy in Mudville*: Shale Gas Stalls, LNG Export Dead On Arrival Posted in The Petroleum Truth Report on July 31, 2015 Something unusual happened while we were focused on the global oil-price collapse–the increase in U.S. shale […]

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GOP Koch Sock Puppets

August 3, 2015
GOP Koch Sock Puppets

Scott “Sand Man” Walker is a Koch Addict Jeb “Frack Ho” Bush is a Koch Sock Puppet (the third Bush Frack Ho) So is Marco “Rum ‘n Koch” Rubio (nee Mark Rube on his birth certificate) Rick “Smarty Glasses” Perry (they aren’t working) Ted “The Cannnuck” Cruz (look at his birth certificate) Donald “The One Man Swift Boat” Trump says so. I guess that makes it official: DANA POINT, Calif. — Billionaire developer Donald Trump on Sunday said his Republican rivals have flocked to a seminar convened by industrialists Charles Koch and David Koch to “beg for money.” “Puppets?” he asked in a tweet. What else ? Only five presidential candidates are speaking at the invitation-only gathering of some 450 wealthy, conservative donors aligned with the Kochs. Florida Sen. Marco […]

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The Daily Frack – July 14

August 2, 2015
The Daily Frack - July 14

    PA: DEP investigates milky runoff A citizen complained to DEP and the Gazette about this whitish substance running into a ditch in Duncan Township . The Department of Environmental Protection is investigating a milky, whitish substance in ditch in Duncan Township . Spokesperson Daniel Spadoni said Monday, July 13, that DEP received a citizen complaint about the substance in the ditch along Sand Run Road . Hydro Recovery LP has a hydrofracturing waste water treatment and acid mine drainage withdrawal site uphill from the ditch. The company said it is aware of the substance and attributed it to nearby AMD treatment by the Antrim Treatment Trust “That is a known occurrence related to the overflow of the AMD treatment ponds,” the company said via phone. “The substance in […]

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The Daily Frack – July 13

August 2, 2015
The Daily Frack - July 13

  Federal fracking ban should follow New York ’s lead On June 29, New York took the final step in the process to ban fracking, following the announcement of the ban last December based on significant public health risks. In many ways, the ban stems from the large movement of activists and scientists who raised their voices and showed clearly that fracking has unacceptable dangers. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo deserves tremendous praise for standing up to the oil and gas industry and protecting the public health and safety of all New Yorkers. Unfortunately, the federal government’s plans for fracking contrast poorly with the Cuomo administration’s responsible approach. It reminds me of the way the government dealt with the Love Canal disaster. Despite overwhelming evidence that buried toxic chemicals were leaking […]

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The Daily Frack – July 11-12

August 2, 2015
The Daily Frack - July 11-12

  Locals: Propane fracking too dangerous After years of heated local debate about hydrofracking, area individuals on both sides of the issue finally found something Thursday about which they could easily agree: Substituting gelled propane for water in the drilling process for natural gas in shale is probably not a good idea. On Wednesday, five farm families, which make up the Snyder Farm Group, announced they are seeking a state permit to develop a 53-acre natural gas well in the Tioga County town of Barton using gelled propane instead of high-pressure water, according to The Associated Press. The idea is that this would evade the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s recent ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, which applies to fracking operations using more than 300,000 gallons of water. New York’s […]

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The Daily Frack – July 10

August 2, 2015
The Daily Frack - July 10

    Dirty Energy vs. Clean Power: The Past Battles the Future at Seneca Lake Let’s amend the famous line from Joni Mitchell’s “Yellow Taxi” to fit this moment in the Finger Lakes region of New York State . There, Big Energy seems determined to turn paradise, if not into a parking lot, then into a massive storage area for fracked natural gas. But there’s one way in which that song doesn’t quite match reality. Mitchell famously wrote, “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” As part of a growing global struggle between Big Energy and a movement focused on creating a fossil-fuel-free future, however, the residents of the Finger Lakes seem to know just what they’ve got and they’re determined […]

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The Daily Frack – July 9

August 2, 2015
The Daily Frack - July 9

  Skirting Cuomo’s fracking ban, N.Y. group files proposal BARTON , N.Y. – A proposal to frack for natural gas using gelled propane and sand was announced Wednesday morning at Barton Town Hall in Tioga County. Snyder Farm Group spokesman Kevin “Cub” Frisbie said an application was filed Tuesday with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The move comes after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration officially banned large-scale hydraulic fracturing on June 29. The state announcement ended a seven-year review process that drew hundreds of thousands of public comments and sharply divided the general public. “We are outside of the state’s ban,” Tioga Energy Partners, LLC legal counsel Adam Schultz said. “The state banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing, but that’s not what we’re doing.” Tioga Energy Partners is the contracting company working with […]

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Fracking: Dumbing Down America

August 1, 2015
Fracking: Dumbing Down America

 Fracking…Dumb Is As Dumb Does!       Fracking Jobs Encouraged American Teens to Become High School Dropouts The jobs may have done lasting damage to the educational attainment of low-skilled males   July 14, 2015 — 2:41 PM EDT by Sho Chandra That burst of employment generated by fracking in the past decade may not have been all good news for the U.S. Jobs offering low-skilled American teenagers a chance to earn big bucks in the shale oil and gas industry also made it less attractive to finish high school, causing a jump in dropout rates, a new study showed. It was published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The sobering takeaway: fracking raises the risk that some workers at the bottom of the skills and education ladder may end up being stuck […]

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Fracking Not Profitable: US Taxpayers Foot the Bill (as usual)

August 1, 2015
Fracking Not Profitable: US Taxpayers Foot the Bill (as usual)

This analysis neglects to include the contribution methane makes to global warming (being that it is on the average 86x more potent than C02), which would suggest that the Oil & Gas Industry are even LESS profitable than described below.     Fossil Fuel Companies Impose More in Climate Costs Than They Make in Profits By David Roberts, Vox 25 July 15 It is fairly well understood by now that releasing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere imposes an economic cost, in the form of climate change impacts. In most cases, however, those responsible for carbon emissions are not required to pay that cost. Instead, it’s borne mainly by the world’s poor and low-lying countries, and of course by future generations, as many of the worst impacts […]

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