Author Archives: Steve Maley

Remembering the Deepwater Horizon Tragedy, Ten Years Later

April 20 marks the ten-year anniversary of the disastrous blowout and fire that led to the sinking of the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon and the loss of 11 of the drilling crew. The well, operated by BP and dubbed the … Continue reading

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Contemplating President Joe Biden

On Election Day, November 3, 2020, Joe Biden will be 2-1/2 weeks short of his 78th birthday: the exact age, to the day, as President Ronald Reagan on his last day in office. Donald Trump, at 70, was the oldest … Continue reading

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COVID-19 at the Peak

Based on data through April 8, it would appear that we are at a peak (“inflection point” — see original post) of new COVID-19 cases, as reported by the states and compiled by the New York Times. The data are … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Updated Curves & Forecast (April 6)

Curves are generally tracking below my original estimates but may peak April 8 or 9. Click to enlarge. A look at Italy has caused me to adjust my projection of both ultimate cases and deaths. According to Italy curves (worldometer.com … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Updated Plots (April 4)

All data is courtesy New York Times via github.com. (Link is free, but requires registration.) Original post here.

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COVID-19 and the Numbers (UPDATED)

[On April 2, I posted my assessment of the U.S. Total Cases and Mortality data associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, I estimated 855,000 positive tests as reported by the states, and total related deaths of 24,000. … Continue reading

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Sean Hannity is Dead Wrong About Hunter Biden

Sean Hannity is off base in his criticism of Burisma and its appointment of Hunter Biden to its board. Hannity hammers away at the younger Biden’s lack of oil and gas experience. Fact is, that’s kind of the point of … Continue reading

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The Strange-But-True Story of Dr. Hubbert and Peak Oil (video)

I was invited to address the New Orleans Chapter of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES) on January 21, 2020. The title of my talk was “The Man Who Would Be King: The Strange-But-True Story of Dr. Hubbert … Continue reading

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What Mitt Romney Tells Us About Impeachment and the Democrats

You’d think that if there were ever a Republican the Dems could work with it would be Mitt. Mitt is not a man of conviction. But, if you recall, Mitt was destroyed by the Democrats in 2012. Because he rode … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal to Raise $1 Trillion

Pass a law to require 320,000,000 Americans to purchase a banana and duct tape it to a wall. The market value of each has been established: $120,000. Some will be more, some less; $120K is a representative average of the … Continue reading

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