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  • UK Shale Horizontal Drilling Under Way, Fracturing to Follow

    • Date: 22/01/18
    • Journal of Petroleum Technology
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    Cuadrilla Resources has started drilling the UK’s first horizontal shale well at its exploration site at Preston New Road, Lancashire, and hopes to begin hydraulic fracturing of two wells in the second quarter. No wells have been fractured in the UK since 2011, when a Cuadrilla well triggered small earthquakes in Lancashire. Advancement of the […]

  • Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.: Climate Change Is the Liberal Non-Agenda

    • Date: 22/01/18
    • Holman W. Jenkins, Jr, The Wall Street Journal
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    It is important for today’s liberals to create a smoke-and-mirrors sideshow over issues like climate change because they have no agenda. Fulfilling every stereotype of the phoney-baloney politician, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio last week sued the oil industry. His argument, that oil companies cause a public nuisance in the form of greenhouse gases, […]

  • Rupert Darwall: Europe’s Energy Crack-Up

    • Date: 22/01/18
    • Rupert Darwall, National Review
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    Europeans scold while the U.S. leads. Drugs, human trafficking, weapons. Violent fundamentalism and Islamic terrorism.” Was this President Trump talking about Africa at his recent White House meeting with congressional leaders? Nope: “The problems Africa face are completely different . . . and are civilizational,” France’s President Emmanuel Macron told a reporter from the Ivory Coast at last year’s […]

  • Hail Shale: USA Set To Overtake Saudi Arabia And Russia In Oil Production

    • Date: 21/01/18
    • Financial Times
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    US crude production is on course to overtake Saudi Arabia and rival Russia, the International Energy Agency said, as it revised higher its 2018 growth forecast and stressed that “explosive” expansion in shale was offsetting Opec-led supply cuts. In its closely watched monthly oil market report published on Friday, the IEA said production growth was […]

  • ‘Explosive Growth’ Of US Shale Oil Stokes OPEC Fears

    • Date: 21/01/18
    • Bloomberg
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    OPEC’s fear that another surge of shale oil could neutralise its production cuts might be coming true. US oil output is set for “explosive” growth this year as prices rally, the International Energy Agency said on Friday. That was just one of a chorus of voices from Goldman Sachs group Inc to Opec itself warning […]

  • Global Oceans Cool Off: Now Colder Than Three Years Ago

    • Date: 20/01/18
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters
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    All parts of the world’s oceans are clearly cooler than at any time in the past 3 years. The best context for understanding these three years comes from the world’s sea surface temperatures (SST), for several reasons: The ocean covers 71% of the globe and drives average temperatures; SSTs have a constant water content, (unlike […]

  • Pentagon: Global Warming No Longer A National Security Threat

    • Date: 20/01/18
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller
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    The Pentagon released a National Defense Strategy that for the first time in more than a decade does not mention manmade global warming as a security threat. An 11-page summary of the new National Defense Strategy makes no mention of “global warming” or “climate change,” according to a keyword search by the Huffington Post. The document reflects […]

  • The Climate-Change Doomsday Just Got Canceled

    • Date: 19/01/18
    • Editorial, Investor's Business Daily
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    A new study published in the prestigious journal Nature finds that all those global warming doomsday scenarios aren’t credible. Not that you would ever know based on how little coverage this study is getting.   The study, published on Thursday, finds that if CO2 in the atmosphere doubled, global temperatures would climb at most by […]

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