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Not Oil, “Oil”

I somehow forgot to draw your attention to Kurt Cobb’s wonderful essay on the difference between oil and “liquids” – he does a better job than anyone I know in making clear what most Americans simply don’t know about our energy – all liquid fuels are not equivalent.  We have been told by implication that they are,…

Fracking and Housing…

The always-thoughtful Kurt Cobb has a great piece on the intersection between the hydrofracking boom and the mortgage mess: One fact ought to tell you all you need to know about the risks faced by homeowners signing leases for natural gas drilling on their property: Wells Fargo & Company, both the largest home mortgage lender…

The always-thoughtful Gail Tverberg has a great post that simply shows in visual terms the history of world energy consumption – well worth a look. I’ve reproduced one of her graphs here, but please read the whole thing. One graph not in her post (not suggesting it should be, but I like the contrast) is…

Shale Hype

Kurt Cobb has a great article at Resource Insights about why I think the best case against fraccing in my area isn’t the water, it is the boom and bust cycle – with a predominance of bust. The last thing rural PA or upstate NY need is another short term boom and bust cycle that…

Apparently Talisman Energy is taking the case for fraccing to kids in an adorable coloring book. As World Oil News reports: Following Talisman Terry, children are simplistically introduced to the complex issues of unconventional drilling, pipeline construction and land reclamation. Presented in before, during and after drilling images, the gas drilling process is introduced as…

Once upon a time, I advised people looking for a peaceful and happy future to choose land under which there were no energy resources. I should have taken my own advice – I’m on the fringe of the Marcellus Shale and the discussion and debate is becoming heated here. Like everyone, I don’t particularly want…