Monthly Archives: May 2011

Lee Fang: Math is Hard

Lee Fang’s job title at the Center for American Progress is “Researcher”. Heh. Honestly, I’d never heard of this guy until about a month ago, when he made the mistake of thinking he knew something about oil trading, accusing the … Continue reading


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Oil Company Profits Are the Solution, Not the Problem

Left to its own devices, the oil industry is its own worst enemy. Relatively low barriers to entry have made the industry freely competitive. The reward goes to the quickest and the most efficient companies; just like in a Gold … Continue reading

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History of US Army CoE management of the Lower Mississippi River

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New Endangered Species: Energy State Dems

Democratic politicians once ruled the energy-producing states, but they are becoming quite a rare breed. Republicans scored strong electoral gains in the Congressional elections of 2010, particularly in Texas. Here in Louisiana, both houses of the state legislature have swung … Continue reading

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Cute baby. Thanks for naming him after me.

OKC Zoo’s baby elephant ventures outside, to get name today UPDATE: According to NewsOK, the baby elephant born last month at the Oklahoma City Zoo has been named Malee. Zoo officials announced the name at a ceremony Wednesday in the … Continue reading

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Co. Clare, Ireland, October 2010.

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The Big Energy Lie, Revisited

Your President has been telling you things that simply aren’t true. Things like “We can’t drill our way out of our energy problems.” Or “Oil and gas are the fuels of the past.” Or “The U.S. consumes 25% of the … Continue reading

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How Much Will It Cost to Repeal the ‘Oil Subsidies’?

This week, the Senate is set to consider the repeal of certain provisions of the tax code as they relate to the oil and gas industry. By styling these tax breaks as “subsidies”, the Administration and other opponents of the … Continue reading

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Wasserman Schultz: ‘We’ve really concentrated’ on oil production

There was an undeniable uptick in U.S. oil production in 2009 and 2010. But new DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) tried to take credit for it: Like I said, domestic oil production is at its highest point in … Continue reading

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‘Why does my gas cost $4.00 per gallon?’

Everybody is asking that question these days. The average nationwide price for all grades this week is $3.96/gallon; Californians are paying on average $4.26, the highest in the nation. Why does it cost so much, especially considering that the price … Continue reading

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