Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ethanol’s Days of Promise and Prosperity Are Fading – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/us/17ethanol.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0&pagewanted=print Days of Promise Fade for Ethanol “Nearly 10 percent of the nation’s ethanol plants have stopped production over the past year, in part because the drought that has ravaged much of the nation’s crops pushed commodity prices so high … Continue reading

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Energy Week in Review

Headlines for the week ending March 15, 2013: Obama announces plans to fund alternative fuel research Ethanol Surplus May Lift Gas Prices Japan extracts gas from methane hydrate in world first Dissident Shareholders Flex Their Muscle Excerpts and commentary below … Continue reading

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Canada’s National Post derides the @NYTimes for its position on #KeystoneXL. #rsrh

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/03/12/kelly-mcparland-times-editorial-demonstrates-weakness-of-anti-keystone-argument/ “The [New York] Times seems to accept the argument that fossil fuel consumption can be reduced by restricting production and availability. The same logic was behind New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to ban soft drinks in large containers, … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Guest post by David Middleton “We produce more oil at home than we have in 15 years.” –President Obama, Feb. 12, 2013 Yes, Mr. President, we do produce more oil at home than…

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Alternate New York Times Headline: ‘Global Warming Saves Civilization’

Like Beauty, the interpretation of scientific data is often in the eye of the beholder. I’m an engineer with more than a smattering of book-learning in the geologic sciences. It has always struck me as appalling that the scientists who … Continue reading

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Energy Week in Review

Headlines for the week ending March 8, 2013: Chavez’s death leaves oil uncertainty Obama Nominates New Bosses for EPA and Energy ExxonMobil to Invest $190B Over Next 5 Years on New Resource Opportunities Barnett Shale to Remain Major Contributor to … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Murray Hawkins, Jr.

Craft & Hawkins is the classic text of reservoir engineering. For some reason, my reservoir prof at OU (in his first year)  required us to buy a different text, but 100% of the assigned homework was from Craft & Hawkins. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Paul Bearer

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvertiser/obituary.aspx?n=william-moody&pid=163505856#fbLoggedOut Moody was a perfect fit as a macabre mortician. When he joined the WWE, he ditched the blond hair and Percy Pringle name he forged in the 1980s for jet black locks complete with powdered white face. In the … Continue reading

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Duuude, Where’s My Rig? #rsrh

http://www.bustedinacadiana.com/2013/03/man-arrested-after-making-threats-to-multiple-schools/ “Jefferson Parish authorities have made an arrest in connection with the threats made to multiple schools Wednesday morning according to WDSU out of New Orleans. … “Authorities arrested 35-year-old Shane Creppel Kersey on two counts of terrorizing along with … Continue reading

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Energy Week in Review

And what a momentous week it was: State Department issues its environmental report on the Keystone XL Pipeline. White House energy advisor warns of Sequester-related permitting delays. Trial of BP, Transocean and Halliburton begins in New Orleans. Shell suspends Arctic … Continue reading

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