By Andy May More on the environmental group’s plot against your natural gas stove in an exclusive Washington Times article here. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund hosted a meeting between them and dozens of high-ranking state officials at the Rockefeller mansion in Pocantico, New York. (added 1/27/2023) Robert Bryce has investigated a new far left NGOContinue reading “Billionaires and your natural gas stove”
Category Archives: fossil fuels
Energy Use 2020 to 2021
By Andy May We now have another year of energy consumption data, what does it tell us? The graph from ourworldindata.org is shown below: Energy use is going up. Are we transitioning to renewables? Do renewables matter? See the change from 2020 to 2021 below: Total global energy use increased 8,650 TeraWatt-hours in 2021 andContinue reading “Energy Use 2020 to 2021”
Why does Boston Buy Natural Gas from Russia?
My latest op-ed appeared in American Greatness while I was on vacation, and I missed it, here is a quote and the link. A photo of an LNG tanker carrying Russian natural gas arriving in Boston Harbor 4 years ago can be seen here. “Europe is vulnerable and needs our natural gas; prices are absurdly high andContinue reading “Why does Boston Buy Natural Gas from Russia?”
Replacing the World’s Fossil Fuels
By Andy May U.S. progressives are convinced that fossil fuels must be replaced with renewables by 2050. The IEA even has a plan to do it. How will this work? Unlike progressives we value observational data over ideology, so let’s examine the data. According to ExxonMobil’s 2021 Outlook for Energy the world consumed 89.4 BBOEContinue reading “Replacing the World’s Fossil Fuels”
America’s Huge Natural Gas Reserves
By Andy May Greg Wrightstone, the Managing Director of the CO2 Coalition, has a new blog post describing the sadly underdeveloped super-giant natural gas fields along the U.S. East Coast. The combination of the Marcellus and Utica Shale reservoirs have more recoverable gas than any other gas field in the world, except for South Pars/NorthContinue reading “America’s Huge Natural Gas Reserves”
Fracking in Poland
By Andy May So, what happened to European efforts to develop a shale gas and oil industry like we have in the United States? Recent shortages, Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, and high energy prices have proven that we are not remotely prepared to make it without fossil fuels.
IEA: Global Coal Power Generation to Reach a New High in 2022
By Andy May It’s official, the IEA believes that coal-powered electricity generation will rise 9% in 2021 to an all-time high, once the final numbers are in. For the details see their new report here. It is not paywalled. The rise is driven by China and India, these countries account for two-thirds of global coalContinue reading “IEA: Global Coal Power Generation to Reach a New High in 2022”
We can eliminate fossil fuels, no problem!
By Andy May French President Macron has implemented a new fuel tax to discourage drivers from burning fossil fuels in their cars. The resulting higher fuel prices have caused more than 250,000 people to protest, with some rioting. Polls indicate that 62 percent of the population think that prioritizing man-made climate change over fuel pricesContinue reading “We can eliminate fossil fuels, no problem!”
The state of Shale Gas and Oil in the U.S.A. today
By Andy May A few news items from The Shale Gas News, by Bill desRosiers of Cabot Oil & Gas. The main paragraphs below are adapted from desRosiers, but I’ve added some detail. Things are looking very good for the U.S. oil, gas and coal industries.
Shale Reservoirs, do they work, will they spread?
By Andy May Popular accounts of shale oil and gas reservoirs are often riddled with errors and, even when technically correct, often misleading. As a shale petrophysicist, retired from Devon Energy, I thought I would try and explain, in a non-technical way, how these reservoirs work and why they have been so successful.