Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sen. Landrieu to Obama: “Pulling rug from under O&G industry is not the answer.” #NAPE

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/02/louisiana_delegation_finds_fau.html

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Happy Mardi Gras!

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‘None of the Above’ is not an Energy Strategy

We Americans are voracious energy consumers. In 2010, we consumed 98 quadrillion BTUs of energy. In addition to quantity, we have an expectation of quality (read: reliability). When we flip the switch, the light comes on — every time. Gasoline … Continue reading

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@Mark_J_Perry Chart du Jour: Real Shovel-Ready Jobs in Oil & Gas #rsrh

http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2012/02/chart-of-day-drill-drill-drill-jobs.html While the overall economy struggles to create jobs during another “jobless recovery,” it’s been a much rosier employment picture in one of America’s most successful “shovel-ready” job-creating industries: Oil and Gas Extraction. The chart above displays the monthly percentage … Continue reading

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Don’t cry over spilled milkshake.

Taylor Energy lost a major oil facility near the mouth of the Mississippi River during Hurricane Ivan (2005). A mudslide, a massive flow of unstable sediments, sheared off the platform and all of its wells. The sheared stubs are buried … Continue reading

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Preschooler’s homemade lunch declared doubleplus ungood. #rsrh

http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2012/02/another-great-moment-in-socialism.html#links

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Last Katrina FEMA trailer leaves New Orleans. #rsrh

http://www.nola.com/katrina/index.ssf/2012/02/new_orleans_last_hurricane_kat.html

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Alternative Energy: No Free Lunch. #rsrh

from Robert Rapier, via @mdgreen1956 Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth “BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah solar power project will soon be a humming city with 24-hour lighting, a wastewater processing facility and a gas-fired power plant. To make room, BrightSource … Continue reading

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At least the drive-by shooter was polite.

LaPlace man extradited from New Jersey after Kenner drive-by shooting No one was injured in the attack, in which Reid allegedly shot out a window of a car carrying two Hammond women while aiming for another vehicle, said Lt. Wayne … Continue reading

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An energy boom looms, despite Obama. #rsrh

The great craziness here is that even if you believe green-energy production is the ultimate answer for us, it will take years to get there unless sustained poverty is your game. Otherwise, we absolutely need oil, gas and coal. We … Continue reading

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