Monthly Archives: April 2011

Blast from the Past: ‘Remember $4.00 Gas? Just Wait.’ (Dec ’09)

From Vladimir’s diary, dated December 18, 2009: Remember $4.00 per Gallon Gasoline? Just Wait. Well, here we are, less than 18 months later. A little context: Gasoline prices (national average, all grades) peaked over $4.00 per gallon for a couple … Continue reading

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EPA Ruling Kills Shell’s Plans to Drill Offshore Alaska

A ruling by the Environmental Appeals Board of the EPA has scuttled Shell Oil Company’s plan to drill its initial exploratory test in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea. This is at least the second time drilling has been deferred or delayed due … Continue reading

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For My Good Buddy, Tim

Tim – Re: your youtube video: http://youtu.be/tUOuw-4NFsc I thought at first you were posting the “burning water” scene from Gasland. (Now *that’s* propaganda.) But instead it’s your attempt to debunk an educational video from the American Petroleum Institute which shows … Continue reading

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Obama Appoints ‘Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group’. It’s About Time!

Because I’m sick and tired of giving away gas for almost nothing! As the graph below shows, the price of gas is languishing just above $4.00 per thousand cubic feet. I’m selling gas at 2/3 the price it was back … Continue reading

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BP’s Macondo Disaster, One Year Later

On April 20, 2010, an explosion and fire on the Transocean drilling rig Deepwater Horizon caused the deaths of 11 rig workers. The subsequent blowout flowed uncontrolled to the Gulf of Mexico, ultimately spilling an estimated 5 million barrels of … Continue reading

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House @NatResources Cmte passes 3 bill energy pkg with strong bipartisan support.

House @NatResources Cmte passes 3 bill energy pkg with strong bipartisan support. http://bit.ly/hZ9IL6

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Maritime traffic accounts for 10x more oil in oceans than offshore oil production.

Maritime traffic accounts for 10x more oil in oceans than offshore oil production. http://bit.ly/hXK6YP #rsrh

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Energy Flow: Sources & Uses

A picture is worth 1,000 words. Or 95 quadrillion BTUs, which is how much energy from all sources the U.S. consumed in 2009. A well-constructed graph can convey so much information. I posted a link to this image on RedHot … Continue reading

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#TSAMottos When You Absolutely, Positively Have To Get To Grandma’s House Overnight

#TSAMottos When You Absolutely, Positively Have To Get To Grandma’s House Overnight

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2009 U.S. Energy Use by Source: http://bit.ly/eyUOw4 [] Pictur

2009 U.S. Energy Use by Source: http://bit.ly/eyUOw4 [] Picture worth 1,000 words, and then some. #rsrh

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