The mission of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations." Those public lands total 247.3 million acres. The vast majority of those acres are in western states, primarily:...
Traveling I-35 on a trip to Corpus Christi, I noticed wind turbines had sprouted where there weren’t any before. It reminded me of an article about the construction of the largest wind farm to date, and how the wind power industry is growing alongside the cries of climate change....
The Aramco attacks caught us off guard The rollercoaster ride really began on Sept. 14, when drones attacked an oil processing facility owned by Aramco, the state-owned oil company in Saudi Arabia. The fires took hours to extinguish, and parts of the facility had to be shut down for repairs....
electric car
Zero Emission Vehicle Program In 2020, there should be an estimated 350,000 electric vehicles (EV) sold in the United States. That will be only about 2% of our vehicles. California, New York and Washington are the top three sellers of EVs, in that order. California is also first on the...
Twenty counties, around two million people, suddenly living in the dark. All electrical power is cut off. Plastic jugs for fuel and generators are completely cleared from store shelves. The mail and shipping are disrupted and unpredictable. Traffic accidents befall unexpected commuters when interstates and intersections abruptly blackout. Nursing...
I read recently that the Trump administration has announced it will be ending the years old moratorium on oil and gas leases in Central California’s Coastal Region. This means over 3,000 jobs and around $620 million in tax revenue for the state. Great news, one would think. But, of...
An Oil History Story - Edwin Drake and Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Oil and Natural Gas Production Natural gas production in Pennsylvania reached 6.2 trillion cubic feet last year. This makes it the second-largest natural gas producer in America, only Texas with the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin are before it. In crude oil production, they are a bit further...
Your Kids: The Environmentalists' New Pawn
No doubt you have seen the coverage of climate change activists yelling in the streets, blocking traffic and condoning school absences. Although, I suppose that last one is okay. I mean, why go to school when we’ll all be dead in a few years anyway, right? And nothing makes...
Here are 10 things you  need to know about the ongoing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran that is upsetting oil markets: It is a longstanding conflict between different sects of the religion of Islam that has been raging for centuries. It is true that the recent Iranian provocations dating...
Saudi Oil
It would appear we have an addendum to last week’s post. As you have most likely heard by now, Saturday morning saw an attack on facilities at Saudi Arabia’s Aramco. The jury seems to be out on whether it was drones, missiles, or both, and with whom to rest...