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  • China Becomes World’s Third-Largest Shale Gas Producer

    • Date: 30/08/17
    • Irina Slav, Oil Price
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    China has become the world’s third-largest shale gas producer, after only the U.S. and Canada, Iran’s PressTV reports, adding that last year, China pumped almost 8 billion cubic meters of shale gas. The annual result was a 76.3-percent improvement on 2015, China’s Ministry of Land and Resources said – a record amount. Investments in shale gas exploration reached […]

  • U.S. Set To Abolish Role Of Climate Envoy

    • Date: 30/08/17
    • CNN
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    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has outlined plans to eliminate or outsource at least 30 special envoy roles at the US State Department, including the role of US special envoy for climate change. The plans, which will cut around half of the current envoy posts in the Department, were set out in a letter […]

  • Conservative Groups Shrug Off Link Between Hurricane Harvey And Climate Change

    • Date: 30/08/17
    • The Guardian
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    Myron Ebell, who headed the EPA’s transition team when Trump became president, said the last decade has been a period of ‘low hurricane activity’  National guardsmen rescue stranded residents after massive flooding from record rains overwhelmed roads and buildings throughout the city after Harvey. Photograph: Zachary West/Zuma/Avalon.rem Conservative groups with close links to the Trump administration have […]

  • University Fires Professor Who Said Texas Deserved Hurricane Harvey Because It Voted Republican

    • Date: 29/08/17
    • New York Daily News
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    Don’t mess with Twitter. A University of Tampa assistant sociology professor was fired after he suggested Hurricane Harvey is retribution for Texans who voted for the GOP in a tweet Sunday night, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Ironically, Harris County, which includes the devastated city of Houston, went for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.   In […]

  • Katrina, Rita And Harvey Tell Shale’s Story

    • Date: 29/08/17
    • Liam Denning, Bloomberg
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    The shift away from the hurricane-prone waters of the Gulf of Mexico means even a catastrophic event like Harvey now has little impact on oil and gas pricing. The shocking images of Houston’s freeways transformed into waterways by the deluge of Hurricane Harvey call to mind similar footage of the floods unleashed on the Gulf coast by Hurricanes […]

  • Hurricane Harvey Highlights Biggest Impact Of U.S. Shale Revolution

    • Date: 29/08/17
    • Market Watch
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    A historic hurricane wreaking havoc on offshore Gulf of Mexico oil production isn’t the rally maker it once was. Energy traders say it’s mostly due to the shale revolution. “U.S. shale has made us much less dependent on Gulf oil and gas production,” said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Price Futures Group. U.S. oil […]

  • Persistent August Arctic Ice

    • Date: 29/08/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters
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    Northern Hemisphere ice extents has moved above the decadal average in recent days.   (The image above shows ice extents for yesterday, day 239, from 2007 to 2017.  Particularly interesting is the variation in the CAA (Canadian Arctic  Archipelago), crucial for the Northwest Passage.  (The region is located just north of the word “Sea” in […]

  • Partying In Paris Instead Of Preparing In Houston

    • Date: 29/08/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters
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    While elected officials blather about “zero-carbon” footprints, nothing is done to prepare for weather events that have happened before and can always happen again. International accords and conferences like the last one in Paris do nothing for a vulnerable place like Houston. Consider this article A Texas newsroom predicted a disaster. Now it’s close to coming […]

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