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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Oil and Gas: Interior's Restructuring Challenges in the Aftermath of the Gulf Oil Spill -- GAO

Oil and Gas: Interior's Restructuring Challenges in the Aftermath of the Gulf Oil Spill -- GAO

This Government Accountability Report (GAO-11-734T), dated June 2, 2011, states that "GAO is concerned with Interior's ability to undertake this reorganization while meeting its revenue collection and oil and gas oversight responsibilities.

Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
Paris (SPX) Jun 03, 2011

The plume of marine litter will eventually be picked up by the North Pacific Drift. The North Pacific Drift is a continuation of the Kuroshio Current which eventually flows towards the American coastline. Yet to ultimately reach the shore it has to be carried by coastal winds and currents. Map courtesy Robin des Bois.
The tsunami which followed the Japanese earthquake devastated around 300km of coastal cities, towns, farmlands and greenhouses along Japan's Pacific coastline. The wave was reported to have spread up to 10km (six miles) inland and inundated around 500 square kilometers. Not only did the earthquake and tsunami create an estimated 25 million tonnes of rubble, but when the tsunami receded it dragged with it countless quantities of waste in the flooded zone.

Paper argues against conclusion that bacteria consumed Deepwater Horizon methane

Paper argues against conclusion that bacteria consumed Deepwater Horizon methane

Athens, GA (SPX) Jun 03, 2011
A technical comment published in the current (May 27) edition of the journal Science casts doubt on a widely publicized study that concluded that a bacterial bloom in the Gulf of Mexico consumed the methane discharged from the Deepwater Horizon well. The debate has implications for the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem as well as for predictions of the effect of global warming, said marine scientis

ENERGY: Peak Oil and the Great Recession

ENERGY: Peak Oil and the Great Recession

Tom Whipple, Post Carbon Institute
The year 2008 will be remembered as a major turning point in industrial history, for it was the first year when the world got a taste of the unpredictable price spikes that come from inadequate oil supplies.

The CIA Accurately Predicted How Long World Oil Supplies Would Last—in 1978

The CIA Accurately Predicted How Long World Oil Supplies Would Last—in 1978

William Hicks, The Downward Spiral
In 1978, an analyst for the Rand Corporation produced a report for the CIA predicting how long oil supplies would last--and got it exactly right.

Post Carbon Institute Natural Gas Report Supplements: Public Health, Agriculture, & Transportation

Post Carbon Institute Natural Gas Report Supplements: Public Health, Agriculture, & Transportation

Richard Gilbert, Anthony Perl, Brian Schwartz, Cindy Parker, David Hughes, and Michael Bomford, Post Carbon Institute
The challenges posed by shale gas production have serious implications for the future of agriculture, transportation, and health in the United States. In this collection of articles, PCI Fellows explore what the Hughes Report means for these sectors.
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Risky Advice

Risky Advice
Andy Stirling and Alister Scott, Project Syndicate: "Why do we seem to be witnessing an increasing number of nasty technological surprises? Indeed, this year's Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan and last year's BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have taken their place alongside older problems, such as ozone depletion. We believe that the way in which scientific advice is developed and communicated lies at the heart of the question. Science is increasingly used to support what are essentially public-policy decisions, particularly concerning new and complex technologies."
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Protecting coastlines and generating wave power by reflecting or absorbing 90 per cent of wave energy

Protecting coastlines and generating wave power by reflecting or absorbing 90 per cent of wave energy

Xinhua Hu and colleagues at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, have come up with a way to create shield against water waves that, unlike Enoch and Guenneau's set-up, could also double up as a wave-energy plant. Hu's team proposes using a rectangular array of stationary cylinders fixed to the sea floor in coastal waters. "The resonating cylinder array that we studied can be seen as a type of metamaterial for water waves," Hu claims.
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Friday, June 3, 2011

Oil and Gas Research

Oil and Gas Research
Introduction to Shale Gas
Shale gas is the most significant change to the North American energy complex in the last ten years. This course will provide a thorough understanding of the history, the current state of development as well as looking to the future. We will also be examining the key issues surrounding shale gas production such as regulatory, environmental concerns and market implications. At the conclusion of the class, the participant should come away with a thorough understanding of the dynamics in the development of natural gas shale and the implications on not only the North American market but globally as well.
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Fundamentals of the Petroleum Industry
Training for the entire petroleum complex, from crude production to the refinery down to the pump. You'll understand the complexities of one of the world's most exciting and dynamic industries. Learn about: Crude oil; exploration to production, Refining; the process from basic distillation to complex hydro-cracking. Pipeline Transports and U.S. Spot markets: We'll cover trading in the intermediary markets and the critical role these components play in the downstream infrastructure. Wholesale markets and exchanges: We'll highlight everything from proprietary additives to the exchange agreements between oil suppliers used to keep our nation supplied. Finally we'll dive into the retail landscape and examine the players, trends, brand value, and margins -- all of the pricing components that make up a street price in any given market.
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More Petroleum Research and Data
Refining 101 (Non-Technical)
Oil & Gas Demand and Consumption Statistical Tables
Oil & Gas Imports and Exports Statistical Tables
Natural Gas Statistical Tables
Oil & Gas Offshore Statistical Tables

Transparency initiative moves forward in Deauville

Transparency initiative moves forward in Deauville The movement to enforce a higher standard of transparency in the oil and mining sectors gained ground last week during the G8 meetings, when the head of the European Commission said he expected mandatory disclosure laws to be tabled in October. The final declaration from Deauville, where G8 group of industrialised countries concluded meetings on Friday, included a commitment “to setting in place transparency laws and regulations or to promoting voluntary standards that require or encourage oil, gas, and mining companies to disclose the payments they make to governments.” The European Union is moving toward replicating a controversial provision of …

http://link.ft.com/r/J0VG55/IYKVP2/C5MKOT/TPSD5I/V13UOH/82/h?a1=2011&a2=6&a3=3

China calls US culprit in global 'Internet war'

China calls US culprit in global 'Internet war'
(AP) -- The Chinese military accused the U.S. on Friday of launching a global "Internet war" to bring down Arab and other governments, turning the tables on allegations of major online attacks on Western targets originating in China.

Study maps global 'hotspots' of climate-induced food insecurity

Study maps global 'hotspots' of climate-induced food insecurity
A new study has matched future climate change "hotspots" with regions already suffering chronic food problems to identify highly-vulnerable populations, chiefly in Africa and South Asia, but potentially in China and Latin America as well, where in fewer than 40 years, the prospect of shorter, hotter or drier growing seasons could imperil hundreds of millions of already-impoverished people.

President Barack Obama added to gulf oil spill crisis, GOP panel says

President Barack Obama added to gulf oil spill crisis, GOP panel says

As Summer Heats up, So Do Discussions on Offshore Drilling and Job Creation

As Summer Heats up, So Do Discussions on Offshore Drilling and Job Creation

Interior outlines plan to make offshore permitting more efficient

Interior outlines plan to make offshore permitting more efficient

Severe Health Impacts Associated with Higher Ozone Levels Due to Climate Change




Severe Health Impacts Associated with Higher Ozone Levels Due to Climate Change

Climate change could result in food shortages for millions by Ja'Nel Johnson

Climate change could result in food shortages for millions

by Ja'Nel Johnson

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Editor's Note

Dear Readers
I will be attending my son's graduation on Friday, June 3rd, 2011. Will resume
posting this weekend.
Best Regards.
Michele Kearney

House Panel Faults Administration Spill Response By JOHN M. BRODER

House Panel Faults Administration Spill Response

BP not meeting Gulf of Mexico spill obligations, US report claims

BP not meeting Gulf of Mexico spill obligations, US report claims

US lawmakers have raised fresh concerns that BP is not meeting its obligations to victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and criticised President Barack Obama for failing to take control.

Senate panel OKs ban on Gulf oil spill dispersants

 

Senate panel OKs ban on Gulf oil spill dispersants

Even BP-Funded Scientists Find that the Use of Corexit Dispersant in the Gulf Made Things Worse ... but BP Still Tries to Blame Others for Destruction

Even BP-Funded Scientists Find that the Use of Corexit Dispersant in the Gulf Made Things Worse ... but BP Still Tries to Blame Others for Destruction

from Washington's Blog

As the Herald Tribune notes, even BP-funded scientists are finding that dispersant made things worse:
BP succeeded in sinking the oil from its blown well out of sight — and keeping much of it away from beaches and marshes last year — by dousing the crude with nearly 2 million gallons of toxic chemicals. But the impact on the ecosystem as a whole may have been more damaging than the oil alone.
The combination of oil and Corexit, the chemical BP used to dissolve the slick, is more toxic to tiny plants and animals than the oil in most cases, according to preliminary research by several Florida scientists. And the chemicals may not have broken down the oil as well as expected.
Scientists reported some of their early findings last week at a Florida Institute of Oceanography conference at the University of Central Florida. The researchers were funded a year ago through a $10 million BP grant.
There is anecdotal evidence that dispersant was still being applied many months after BP and the government said spraying had stopped. See this, this, this, this, this, this, and this
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Another wave of American oil

Another wave of American oil
Analysts say a series of 20 new oilfields in Texas could increase domestic output by a quarter over the next decade.
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Lizard, West Texas oil are both in danger

Lizard, West Texas oil are both in danger
People in Midland like to say God felt such remorse for the dry, dusty landscape that he decided to give it oil. He also gave it the dunes sagebrush lizard, and now, the tiny, sand-dwelling reptile could put a halt to oil and gas exploration and production in parts of West Texas.
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BHP Billiton's Shenzi project gets BOEMRE's 15th permit

BHP Billiton's Shenzi project gets BOEMRE's 15th permit
BOEMRE approved BHP Billiton’s permit to drill a deepwater well at its Shenzi project – the 15th deepwater well to be permitted in the US Gulf of Mexico since the drilling moratorium was repealed.
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Rowan orders two new ultra-deepwater drillships for $1.2B

Rowan orders two new ultra-deepwater drillships for $1.2B
Rowan has entered into turnkey contracts for the construction of two ultra-deepwater drillships with a cost of approximately $605 million each.
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Hurricane Season Starts: Is the oil and gas industry ready?

Hurricane Season Starts: Is the oil and gas industry ready?
The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season officially starts on June 1, and the NOAA has predicted an above-normal hurricane season this year. Is the oil and gas industry ready?
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Shell gears up for start-up of Pearl GTL

Shell gears up for start-up of Pearl GTL Sylvia Pfeifer reports from “Gas City” or Doha, the capital of the state of Qatar. Located halfway along the Western coast of the Arabian Gulf, Qatar has been enjoying a construction boom fuelled by its hydrocarbon riches, in particular the world’s largest single gas field, the North Field. The field contains more than 900 trillion cubic feet of gas, equivalent to 150bn barrels of oil, or more than 10 per cent of worldwide gas resources.

http://link.ft.com/r/H60H77/JID0SY/OJS3XZ/EWA1RM/18T1OE/YT/h?a1=2011&a2=6&a3=2

FT podcast: Energy Weekly

FT podcast: Energy Weekly In this week's podcast: Germany to phase out nuclear power; UK utility Centrica leaves a major gas field dormant; plus, the report into the Fukushima disaster raises questions about reactor structures.

http://link.ft.com/r/H60H77/JID0SY/OJS3XZ/EWA1RM/WL3FHI/YT/h?a1=2011&a2=6&a3=2

Transparency initiative moves forward in Deauville

Transparency initiative moves forward in Deauville
The movement to enforce a higher standard of transparency in the oil and mining sectors gained ground last week during the G8 meetings, when the head of the European Commission said he expected mandatory disclosure laws to be tabled in October. The final declaration from Deauville, where G8 group of industrialised countries concluded meetings on Friday, included a commitment “to setting in place transparency laws and regulations or to promoting voluntary standards that require or encourage oil, gas, and mining companies to disclose the payments they make to governments.” The European Union is moving toward replicating a controversial provision of …
http://link.ft.com/r/H60H77/JID0SY/OJS3XZ/EWA1RM/D4Z2XB/YT/h?a1=2011&a2=6&a3=2

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tuna's Slow Death: Feds Refuse to Protect the Bluefin (Again)

Tuna's Slow Death: Feds Refuse to Protect the Bluefin (Again)

Noble Energy announces oil discovery in Gulf

Noble Energy announces oil discovery in Gulf

New York Sues Over a Drilling Rules Plan

New York Sues Over a Drilling Rules Plan

Forest fragmentation threatens Europe, species: UN

Forest fragmentation threatens Europe, species: UN
Geneva (AFP) May 31, 2011 Fires, felling and agriculture are whittling Europe's forests down into isolated patches, threatening to speed up desertification and deplete wildlife, a UN report warned Tuesday.
Isolated forest patches, caused through what is called fragmentation, are more vulnerable to climate change and threaten biodiversity, the United Nations Environment Programme report said.

20 former world leaders discuss looming water crisis

20 former world leaders discuss looming water crisis

Tiny bubbles signal severe impacts to coral reefs worldwide

Tiny bubbles signal severe impacts to coral reefs worldwide
 

Miami FL (SPX) Jun 01, 2011 - A new study from University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientists Chris Langdon, Remy Okazaki and Nancy Muehllehner and colleagues from the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Germany concludes that ocean acidification, along with increased ocean temperatures, will likely severely reduce the diversi ... more
 

Human impacts of rising oceans will extend well beyond coasts

Human impacts of rising oceans will extend well beyond coasts
 

Madison WI (SPX) Jun 01, 2011 - Identifying the human impact of rising sea levels is far more complex than just looking at coastal cities on a map. Rather, estimates that are based on current, static population data can greatly misrepresent the true extent - and the pronounced variability - of the human toll of climate change, say University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers. "Not all places and not all people in those pl ... more
 
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Two Greenland Glaciers Lose Enough Ice To Fill Lake Erie

Two Greenland Glaciers Lose Enough Ice To Fill Lake Erie
Columbus OH (SPX) Jun 01, 2011
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Experts create first legal roadmap to tackle local ocean acidification hotspots

Experts create firhttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Experts_create_first_legal_roadmap_to_tackle_local_ocean_acidification_hotspots_999.htmlst legal roadmap to tackle local ocean acidification hotspots

 

Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 01, 2011 - Coastal communities hard hit by ocean acidification hotspots have more options than they may realize, says an interdisciplinary team of science and legal experts. In a paper published in the journal Science, experts from Stanford University's Center for Ocean Solutions and colleagues make the case that communities don't need to wait for a global solution to ocean acidification to fix a loc ... more
 


 


 

Japan Earthquake Appears to Increase Quake Risk Elsewhere in the Country

Japan Earthquake Appears to Increase Quake Risk Elsewhere in the Country
 

Woods Hole, MA (SPX) Jun 01, 2011 - Japan's recent magnitude 9.0 earthquake, which triggered a devastating tsunami, relieved stress along part of the quake fault but also has contributed to the build up of stress in other areas, putting some of the country at risk for up to years of sizeable aftershocks and perhaps new main shocks, scientists say. After studying data from Japan's extensive seismic network, researchers from t ... more
 


 

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Japan_Earthquake_Appears_to_Increase_Quake_Risk_Elsewhere_in_the_Country_999.html

Groundwater Depletion Is Detected From Space By FELICITY BARRINGER

Groundwater Depletion Is Detected From Space

Aspen Environment Forum Looks at the Human Role in Global Calamities

Aspen Environment Forum Looks at the Human Role in Global Calamities

Posted by Brad Scriber

At the Aspen Environment Forum By Joel Achenbach

At the Aspen Environment Forum

I’m at another journalistic hardship post – Aspen, Colorado, at the Aspen Environment Forum, sponsored by National Geographic and the Aspen Institute.
It’s in Aspen, in case I forgot to mention that.

Burning landfill methane for energy a bad idea, province’s environment chief warns

Burning landfill methane for energy a bad idea, province’s environment chief warns

Environment forum lauds Abdullah on green initiatives

Environment forum lauds Abdullah on green initiatives

Venezuela oil on the slide amid corruption

Venezuela oil on the slide amid corruption
 

Caracas, Venezuela (UPI) May 31, 2011 - Venezuela's oil industry showed renewed signs of decline in this year's performance so far amid fresh scandals over abuse of the country's oil revenues. State-run oil corporation PDVSA sacked half of the directors on its board after the energy giant's pension fund was found to have lost $453 million in a Ponzi scheme linked to an investor in Connecticut. It was the latest of financial w ... more
 

 
http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Venezuela_oil_on_the_slide_amid_corruption_999.html
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German artist sells oil art to buy BP

German artist sells oil art to buy BP
 

Berlin (UPI) May 31, 2011 - BP, embattled by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, faces a new foe: German artist Ruppe Koselleck paints with oil washed onto beaches across the globe and sells his paintings with an optimistic goal in mind - to take over the European oil major. Koselleck's Utopian project started in 2001, when he spent a summer holiday with his family on a North Sea beach in the N ... more
 
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South Korea and Qatar Lobby to Host 2012 Climate Summit

South Korea and Qatar Lobby to Host 2012 Climate Summit

The Good News: Climate Change Doesn't Matter Anymore

The Good News: Climate Change Doesn't Matter Anymore

Climate Change Froze the Vikings Out of Greenland, Say Scientists

Climate Change Froze the Vikings Out of Greenland, Say Scientists

Oxfam: Food prices to double amid climate change

Oxfam: Food prices to double amid climate change

Tackling Climate Change: New Reports Underscore Role Of Local Leaders

 Tackling Climate Change: New Reports Underscore Role Of Local Leaders
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON -- More than 40 of the world's largest cities have reported their greenhouse gas emissions along with a comprehensive analysis of any climate change-related reforms in studies released Tuesday night.

Study: Biodegradable products may be bad for the environment

Study: Biodegradable products may be bad for the environment
 

Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in landfills, because they are releasing a powerful greenhouse gas as they break down.
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Scientists calculate the true cost of saving rainforest, improving food security

Scientists calculate the true cost of saving rainforest, improving food security
 

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research shows that international plans to pay developing countries to reduce tropical forest destruction may increase rural poverty because critical income streams to rural people have been ignored.
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EU carbon emissions 'plummeted in 2009'

EU carbon emissions 'plummeted in 2009'
 

Greenhouse-gas emissions by the 27 members of the European Union fell by 7.1 percent in 2009 over 2008, driven by economic recession but also a switch to renewable energy, the European Environment Agency (EAA) said on Tuesday.

Food security in 2050 on a global scale achievable but greatly challenging

Food security in 2050 on a global scale achievable but greatly challenging
 

With today's crops, it would be possible to feed the 2050 global population of nine billion people. But agricultural land will have to be used optimally. And this demands solid economic and institutional preconditions. Food prices will probably eventually rise. This was discussed by Professor Martin van Ittersum on 12 May 2011 at the ceremony at which he accepted the post of Professor of Plant Production Systems with a personal chair at Wageningen University.

Satellite and Radar Data Reveal Damage Track of Alabama Tornadic Thunderstorms

Satellite and Radar Data Reveal Damage Track of Alabama Tornadic Thunderstorms

Birmingham AL (SPX) Jun 01, 2011 - This image shows the radar reflectivity from the National Weather Service Doppler Radar in Birmingham, Ala. at 5:10 p.m. CDT on April 27, 2011, as a supercell thunderstorm moved across the city. The radar reflectivity is overlaid upon Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER, satellite data acquired on May 4, 2011, showing the damage track resulting from for ... more

Greenland threatens rig activists with legal action

Greenland threatens rig activists with legal action
 
Government officials have condemned environmental campaigners for scaling a Scottish oil company s exploration rig and warned them they could face legal action.
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Total joins CNOOC in Block BC offshore Qatar

Total joins CNOOC in Block BC offshore Qatar
 
French major Total signed an agreement with CNOOC to acquire a 25% interest in Block BC pre-Khuff exploration license offshore Qatar.

Ensco becomes second-largest offshore driller

Ensco becomes second-largest offshore driller
 
Offshore rig contractor Ensco has completed the $7.3 billion acquisition of Pride International after receiving shareholder approval.

Cosco awards Aker Solutions $195MM in drilling equipment contracts

Cosco awards Aker Solutions $195MM in drilling equipment contracts
 
Aker Solutions has won two contracts to provide complete drilling equipment packages on two new deepwater drilling rigs being built by Chinese shipbuilding firm Cosco.

Shell begins construction on world's first FLNG vessel

Shell begins construction on world's first FLNG vessel
 
Super-major Shell gave notice to the Technip Samsung consortium to begin the construction of the world's first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) vessel, bound for the Prelude field offshore northwest Australia.

Noble discovers oil at Santiago in the deepwaters of the US GOM

Noble discovers oil at Santiago in the deepwaters of the US GOM
 
US independent Noble Energy has discovered oil with its Santiago exploration well, boosting expected production at the Galapagos project, in the deepwaters of the Gulf of Mexico.

New NASA Map Reveals Patterns of Tropical Forest Carbon Storage

New NASA Map Reveals Patterns of Tropical Forest Carbon Storage

PR Newswire
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA-led research team has used a variety of NASA satellite data to create the most precise map ever produced depicting the amount and location of carbon stored in Earth's tropical forests. The data are expected to provide a baseline for ongoing carbon monitoring and research and serve as a useful resource for managing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Share PGNiG Hits Environmental Opposition, Throwing Shale Ambitions Into Doubt


PGNiG Hits Environmental Opposition, Throwing Shale Ambitions Into Doubt

Louisiana and the Golden Age for natural gas - LOGA

Louisiana and the Golden Age for natural gas - LOGA

Demand surging for ultra-deepwater rigs

Demand surging for ultra-deepwater rigs

Share Horizontal drilling, multistage fracking unlock Central's tight-rock formations in Oklahoma


Horizontal drilling, multistage fracking unlock Central's tight-rock formations in Oklahoma

Gulf of Mexico drilling and development activities start to heat up

Gulf of Mexico drilling and development activities start to heat up

IEEE Experts: Global Sustainability Requires Technology Advances for Tomorrow, Behavior Changes Today

May 31, 2011 03:00 ET


IEEE Experts: Global Sustainability Requires Technology Advances for Tomorrow, Behavior Changes Today

'Perfect Storm' Looms For World's Food Supplies By: Richard Ingham | Agence France-Presse

'Perfect Storm' Looms For World's Food Supplies
 

By: Richard Ingham | Agence France-Presse

Shell gears up for start-up of Pearl GTL

Shell gears up for start-up of Pearl GTL
 
Sylvia Pfeifer reports from “Gas City” or Doha, the capital of the state of Qatar. Located halfway along the Western coast of the Arabian Gulf, Qatar has been enjoying a construction boom fuelled by its hydrocarbon riches, in particular the world’s largest single gas field, the North Field. The field contains more than 900 trillion cubic feet of gas, equivalent to 150bn barrels of oil, or more than 10 per cent of worldwide gas resources.
http://link.ft.com/r/CTBPCC/HDX11B/3O62UJ/FXZHZ4/EW7H45/W1/h?a1=2011&a2=5&a3=31
 
 

The Energy [R]evolution

The Energy [R]evolution

The Energy [R]evolution is the practical solution to our energy needs. It offers a sustainable path to quit dirty, dangerous fuels by transitioning to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Table Of Deadly Components Commonly In Crude Oil

 Table Of Deadly Components Commonly In Crude Oil

Shell Can Become New Rosneft Partner For Development Of Arctic Shelf from Business Insider by Tilde Finance

Shell Can Become New Rosneft Partner For Development Of Arctic Shelf

from Business Insider
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Trailer Talk's Frack Talk: Why Food and Fuel Shouldn't Mix -- A Farmer Speaks Out On the Dangers of Fracking

Trailer Talk's Frack Talk: Why Food and Fuel Shouldn't Mix -- A Farmer Speaks Out On the Dangers of Fracking

Farmer Greg Swartz talks about trying to maintain an organic farm in the face of increasing gas drilling in rural Pennsylvania.

The Food, Water and Health Crisis Surrounding Natural Gas Extraction

The Food, Water and Health Crisis Surrounding Natural Gas Extraction

Biologist Sandra Steingraber talks about the threats that fracking poses to our food, water, jobs, and even our health.

The Growing Political War Surrounding Coal Mining Is a 'Fight About Democracy'

The Growing Political War Surrounding Coal Mining Is a 'Fight About Democracy'

"They’ve destroyed the unions, they’ve beaten up on the environment, they’ve violated federal health and safety standards, to [enrich] ... the executives of the company."

Carbon emissions at highest levels ever: report

Carbon emissions at highest levels ever: report


London (AFP) May 30, 2011 Carbon emissions are at their highest ever levels, stoking fears of a global temperature rise over the "dangerous" two degrees Celsius threshold, data seen by the Guardian newspaper showed Monday.



http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Carbon_emissions_at_highest_levels_ever_report_999.html
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BEHOLD, The Massive Sea Change Happening In The American Energy Industry

BEHOLD, The Massive Sea Change Happening In The American Energy Industry

Trucks lose, ships win in warmer Arctic

Trucks lose, ships win in warmer Arctic
 

Paris (AFP) May 29, 2011 - Global warming will have a devastating effect on roads in the Arctic but open up tantalising routes for shipping, according to a study published on Sunday in the specialist journal Nature Climate Change. "As sea ice continues to melt, accessibility by sea will increase, but the viability of an important network of roads that depend on freezing temperatures is threatened by a warming climate, ... more
 
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