I met a semi-retired petroleum engineer in Alberta that was working on the Canadian tar sands development. I asked him what he had heard regarding the size of the Bakken oil field. He indicated that, pessimistically, it contained 1x the reserves of Saudi Arabia, while the optimistic projection was 3x the Saudi oil reserves.
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Tweet Karl Rove has written a WSJ op-ed, the title of which is “Obama’s Campaign Will Take the Low Road.” I haven’t even read Rove’s piece — which I’m sure is good — but I already know he’s right. Obama’s campaign will take the low road because there is no high road. After almost three [...]
Tweet Bruce McQuain, of the always thought-provoking and very economically libertarian QandO blog, has an interesting post that provides a good overview of just how many large natural gas resources there are in the U.S. and the world. http://www.qando.net/?p=10647 Add to that our vaste coal and oil resources… Folks, there is absolutely no [...]
Tweet Israel as the next Saudia Arabia? According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, Israel’s unusually large and high-quality shale oil reserves may yield as much oil as all of Saudi Arabia’s proven oil reserves. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703806304576242420737584278.html These discoveries are in addition to of Israel’s recently diclosed gas reserves, also anticipated to [...]
Tweet This is the cozy mansion New York Times‘ columnist Tom Friedman calls home: Judging by its size, it probably has a carbon footprint roughly equal to a small nation’s: As the July edition of the Washingtonian Magazine notes, Friedman lives in “a palatial 11,400-square-foot house, now valued at $9.3 million, on a 7½-acre parcel [...]
Tweet I got an email poll from my representative Lynn Woolsey. I was willing to take the poll, even though it would mean newsletters from her, until I actually read the poll. It’s a dishonest one, and makes intelligent responses impossible. Here’s the whole email, with my comments in red: As you may know, Congress [...]
Tweet Obama finally came out from hiding to talk a bit about the economy. One of my liberal friends found this the most exciting aspect of his speech: “We’ll be working out the details in the weeks ahead, but it will be a two-year, nationwide effort to jumpstart job creation in America and lay the [...]
Tweet If I had to give one single reason for drilling the hell out of whatever energy resources America has to offer, it would be to de-fund the medieval sharia system that thrives in Saudi Arabia. Right now, Egypt is in an uproar because a 53-year old Egyptian physician convicted of malpractice against one of [...]
Tweet You’ve all heard the question that is the title of my post, haven’t you? Is an audience necessary for a sound to have meaning or even existence? And what if, in our world, the intermediary to the audience bugs out? That’s today’s question, as Republicans vigorously debate the new drilling despite the fact that, [...]
Tweet I must work, but I have to give you a couple of quick links, one of which you may want to act upon and one of which is just nice to know. On the “you might want to act” (by contacting your representatives in D.C.), Right Wing News offers useful information about the expiration [...]
Tweet IBD does an enjoyably neat job of cutting Nancy Pelosi down to size: When challenged in an interview with Politico.com about her bullheaded refusal to let Republicans submit energy policies for approval, Pelosi resorted to risible hyperbole to justify her iron-fisted rule of the House parliamentary process. “I’m trying to save the planet; I’m [...]