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Posted: Jan 26, 2023 - 12:44pm

Refinery turnarounds, and China now back open...expect prices to jump over the next weeks/months. 
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Posted: Jan 26, 2023 - 11:47am

Justine texted me yesterday to fill up at the one place in town that was still under $3; this morning they're at $3.37. That's up 42¢ overnight, the other stations went up more than that as she was out driving around.
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Posted: Jan 17, 2023 - 1:45pm

Big Oil's good times set to roll on after record 2022 profits
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Posted: Dec 9, 2022 - 4:10pm

Big Oil does little to act on climate despite vows -U.S. House panel
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Posted: Jul 21, 2022 - 10:59am

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 kurtster wrote:
So I was cleaning up my desk and found this ... Thanks Joe, er I mean Vlad ...
 

Were you buying SkyChief?

 
Nope, Flying A ... eh ?

It won't embed ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnUlPXltBhU

but this one will ...  I think you might enjoy this one, too.

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Posted: Jul 21, 2022 - 10:20am

 kurtster wrote:
So I was cleaning up my desk and found this ...

Thanks Joe, er I mean Vlad ...


Were you buying SkyChief? 


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Posted: Jul 21, 2022 - 10:08am

GAS RECEIPT SAM'S CLUB 1.89
So I was cleaning up my desk and found this ...

Thanks Joe, er I mean Vlad ...
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Posted: Jul 21, 2022 - 6:43am

Vast sums provide power to buy every politician and delay action on climate crisis...
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Posted: Mar 24, 2022 - 6:14pm

 Animal-Farm wrote:
Quantifying Regional Methane Emissions in the New Mexico Permian Basin with a Comprehensive Aerial Survey Americah Chemical Society. From the Abstract: “We estimate total methane emissions in this area at … 9.4% (+3.5%/–3.3%) of gross gas production.” Seems like rather a lot?


I tried to get funded to do a baseline survey of methane emissions from a potential coal-seam gas region but the government decided it was easier to just ban development. If the industry had any sense they would figure out the background so they don't get blamed for something they didn't produce. If the government had any sense they would demand baseline surveys so they could go after industry for fugitive emissions. But in most cases, neither want to know the answer. It is infuriating.


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Posted: Mar 24, 2022 - 12:17pm

Quantifying Regional Methane Emissions in the New Mexico Permian Basin with a Comprehensive Aerial Survey Americah Chemical Society. From the Abstract: “We estimate total methane emissions in this area at … 9.4% (+3.5%/–3.3%) of gross gas production.” Seems like rather a lot?
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Posted: Mar 17, 2022 - 11:34am

Is Joe Manchin Lucy or the Football?

Posted on March 17, 2022 by

Yves here. It’s pretty remarkable to see Big Oil via its current favorite front, Joe Manchin, push for “Frack baby, frack” when shale gas will not substitute for Russian oil. And worse, apparently no one in the climate change opposition has bothered to learn enough about oil production and refining to call this nonsense out. Yours truly is NOT on the energy beat. The fact that I’ve worked that “fracking will not solve our Russian oil problem” with only minimal contact with this topic, and supposed full-timers haven’t, is yet more proof of why the left sucks. It can’t get past emotionally-appealing sloganeering to understand how things actually work.

The US needs heavier grades to mix in with very light (shale gas) or light (Saudi light sweet crude) to produce diesel and home heating oil. Russian oil is apparently moderately heavy and therefore a very productive source for diesel and home heating fuel. Absent heavier grades, we have a problem with diesel, already in short supply globally, and home heating fuel. Yes, they apparently can be produced from lighter grades, but those “lighter” grades have shorter carbon chain which means are lower energy density. So using light sweet crude to make diesel is inefficient and will put price pressure on gasoline.

The US was willing to suddenly kiss and make up with Venezuela to get heavy crude for mixing purposes. Even though the Biden Administration had allegedly been thinking of “normalizing” relations with Caracas, it hadn’t done much of anything along those lines. So its plan to make nice in exchange for Venezuela’s oil ran into a firestorm of criticism and the Administration chickened out. And even if that initiative had succeeded, it would not have provided enough heavy sour crude to fully replace the lost Russian supply.


Note the final paragraph — “it backs more near-term oil production, even as it pushes clean energy”.

So is the “White House” — Joe Biden — in favor of more oil and gas production, or opposed to it?

2. Here’s the answer, via Jerri-Lyn Schofield at Naked Capitalism:

Biden Administration Greenlights More Fossil Fuel Drilling Permits in 2021 for Public Lands and Waters than Did Trump in 2017

As he moves into his second year as President, it seems the only promise Joe Biden has made good on is his pledge that “Nothing fundamental will change.”

This promise even applies to policies on climate change where voters might have expected Biden to pursue initiatives that curtailed expansion of the oil and gas industry. No such luck. Instead, Biden seems to be following in the footsteps of the last Democratic president, who proudly and publicly took credit for the oil and gas boom. Positively gloated. And if you don’t believe me, watch the video clip contained in this post, which I posted – again! – less than a fortnight ago (U.S. Interior Department Moves to Block Some Oil and Gas Leasing on Alaska’s North Slope).

The Biden Fossil Fuel Record: Full Speed Ahead for Drilling on Public Lands

And don’t fool yourself about Canadian tar sands. From reader Skeptic:

“Syncrude” from tar sands oil is extremely light after pre-refining and, therefore, maybe not so helpful for diesel. Venezuelan oil is heavy and sour–also has high vanadium which will poison refinery catalysts. They are not good substitutes for each other…

I think the Canadian syncrude is mostly expected to be exported from our Gulf Coast rather than refined in USA. That would be why one of the arguments against Keystone XL is that Canadians should build their own pipeline from Athabasca to a port in British Columbia and not put USA water at risk.


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Posted: Mar 16, 2022 - 12:30pm

Oil Companies Lament Rising Price Of Joe Manchin



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IRVING, TX—In the wake of global turmoil and worsening inflation, oil companies were lamenting the rising price of Joe Manchin, sources confirmed Tuesday. “With the economy what it is and a split Senate, it seems like the price just keeps going up and up nearly every day,” said ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods, who was just one of many industry executives left suffering from sticker shock after learning how much the West Virginia senator was now asking for. “It definitely hurts, but what other option do we have? I guess that’s what happens when too many people want access. Then again, maybe it’s on us for not diversifying our Senate power sources.” At press time, several reports indicated that a long line of oil executives waiting outside Manchin’s door had begun to wrap around the block.



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Posted: Mar 16, 2022 - 10:51am

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Thanks Joe!  Imagine how much they would have gone down if not for the Russian embargo!!!



(of course, this is an over-reaction...just like blaming him for the dramatic increases).

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Posted: Mar 16, 2022 - 10:48am

Loving my Chevy Volt. Wish they hadn't discontinued them, and I bet now they wish that too.
I get maybe one 7 gallon tank a month, unless we go traveling. But otherwise I get 40-50 miles on the battery, which is perfect for around town and other usual things. Just plug it in at night and fall in love with it again each morning.

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Posted: Mar 15, 2022 - 4:05pm

It's as if they suddenly realized that we're onto them...
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Posted: Mar 14, 2022 - 6:58am

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The usefulness of masks other than the 95's has been so thoroughly destroyed by science.

Sorry Tucker, but that is patently, scientifically wrong.  Stop using words you apparently refuse to understand.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2022 - 1:44am

 Steely_D wrote:
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Bwah ha ha.

Americans are so far removed from the idea of what war is that they have a temper tantrum if they’re even slightly inconvenienced by higher prices. Imagine this attitude if the nation were physically attacked.
In fact, see how it plays out now as Russia/China simply says things on social media and half the nation (less now, since many have died) says “but a mask is so inconvenient! But I know more than the experts about mRNA and epidemiology because I saw a meme! Wahhhhh! Standing up to Russia is so hard!”
 
Really ?  You get all of that from this particular meme ?  

I was more like the CDC has been so wrong on so much of the Covid stuff that the masks could still have a real use, metaphorically speaking of course. 

The usefulness of masks other than the 95's has been so thoroughly destroyed by science (and established by OSHA decades ago, yet ignored) that the use of masks themselves are now an indicator of a paranoid person more than anything else, to me.  Wear the other masks and believe you are protected.  Fine with me.

I was told early on that if you want to test how effective a mask is, wear it going into a fish market.  If you can smell fish, fail.
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Posted: Mar 13, 2022 - 7:53pm

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Posted: Mar 12, 2022 - 1:06pm

Joe Biden’s Electric Car Plans Support The World’s Worst Humanitarian Abuses

BY TYLER DURDEN FRIDAY, MAR 11, 2022 - 11:00 PM

Authored by Tom Harris via RealClear Energy (emphasis ours),

In his State of the Union Address, President Joe Biden promoted electric vehicles (EVs), trumpeting his plans to establish “a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations.” In so doing, Biden is unwittingly supporting the worst humanitarian abuses in the world. This is because of the way in which the materials used in manufacturing the batteries that power today’s EVs are obtained.


A 1,000-pound Li-ion EV battery typically also contains about 30 pounds of cobalt. Cobalt ore grades average about 0.1%, so we need to process almost 30,000 pounds of ore to get 30 pounds of cobalt. With 50% of the world’s cobalt reserves, the Democratic Republic of Congo contributes almost two-thirds of global cobalt production. This is causing immense humanitarian abuses. Congo has at least 40,000 children—some as young as 4-years old—working with their parents for less than $2 a day. They are exposed to multiple psychological violations and abuse as well as significant physical risks. Engineer and energy consultant Ronald Stein and Todd Royal, an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy, go into more details in their book Clean Energy Exploitations – Helping citizens understand the environmental and humanity abuses that support ‘clean’ energy”:

“Cave-in’s, constant exposure to toxic, radioactive water, dust, and dangerous air loaded with cobalt, lead, and uranium with other heavy metals breathed into lungs day-after-day so western citizens can feel good about their Tesla or wind turbine. Cobalt ore is sent to China since one of the larger mines in the Congo is Chinese-owned Congo Dongfang International Mining Company.”

A 1,000-pound EV battery also has 110 pounds of graphite. At 10% concentration, 1,100 pounds of ore must be processed for each battery. China is now producing about 70% of the global supply of natural graphite. Villagers living near graphite companies in provinces in Northeast China complain of “sparkling night air,” crop damage, homes and belongings covered in soot and polluted drinking water.

In his State of the Union address, Biden spoke of promoting “environmental justice” and “expanding fairness.” The president said, “I will be honest with you, as I’ve always promised.”

Biden must now be honest about electric vehicles. They grossly violate basic environmental justice principles and are anything but fair to the poor of the world who suffer and die so that wealthy western elites can virtue signal with their electric vehicles.


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