I prepared this post before Ida. It might now be perceived as cynical, or unsympathetic to the plight of those affected in South Louisiana and the Northeast. Is the intensity of hurricanes exacerbated by global warming? Some say it is; some say it isn’t. Regardless, what to know and do about climate change
Reducing Methane and CO2 from Oil and Gas Operations
Reports on the inevitable death of the fossil fuel industry are overdone (assuming it isn’t kidnapped in the middle of the night by the next administration and murdered by litigation, regulation and executive fiat). One reason is the advance of technology to remove CO2 and methane from oil and gas activities. Some examples:
Researchers at MIT have devised a system to remove CO2 from the atmosphere efficiently. The process, called “Fordaic electro-swing reactive adsorption for CO2 capture”, should help curtail greenhouse gas emissions.
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Trump and the Oil Patch One Year In
Let’s take a look at what President Trump has done for the oil industry in his first year (This is not about decorum, dossiers, tweets, or Oprah’s inauguration.) As in the past, I refer to sources whose opinions and insights are more knowledgeable than mine.
No More “Sue and Settle”…
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Barnett Shale Drilling Increased North Texas Ozone – Fact or Fiction?
It’s been said that if you torture numbers, they will confess to anything. Perhaps we should call in a UN peacekeeping force to address the treatment of hydraulic fracturing in North Texas.
A University of North Texas study presented to the North Central Texas Council of Governments by student Mahdi Ahmadi, working with his advisor…
Is There Schizophrenia About Fracking?
Schizophrenia : A mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and by impaired emotional responses. Common symptoms include delusions, such as paranoid beliefs; hallucinations and disorganized thinking.
Somebody is crazy, or at least very, very wrong, about the hydraulic fracturing debate.
Earthquakes and Fracking
In the controversy over “frackquakes”, brave small-town citizens are…