Gee, I remember in the mid-70s that OPEC wanted us on our knees, oil-wise

by Skip May 11, 2017

Heh!  Reformatted, emphasis mine: OPEC to U.S.: Please don’t pump so much oil! OPEC has asked a favor of other major producers: Please stop pumping so much and help us balance the market. The unusual plea was issued Thursday in the cartel’s closely-watched monthly report, which found that global markets are still suffering from too much […]

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A Long Look At The Changing Global Oil Market

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2017

This is a long read, but if you’d like a (somewhat) independent view of the effects of Trump-inspired infrastructure build outs in the US and the changing geopolitics of oil, this article will provide a good overview. If you’d prefer the synopsis, there’s this. To sum up, oil prices stand neither to go up or down […]

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Is this why Obama and “leave it in the ground enviro-weenies” tried to kill off fracking?

by Skip March 18, 2017

“The leaner, meaner and more resilient U.S. shale is basically wiping out OPEC’s efforts to achieve higher oil prices with the output deal.“ “wellhead breakeven prices in the Permian Midland have dropped from $71/barrel in 2014 to $36/barrel in 2016–a 49-percent decrease“ OK, I kid about the second group (“leave it in the ground enviro-weenies”) […]

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Left-Wing Fake News On Russia, Trump, and Oil Money

by Steve MacDonald December 17, 2016

The left is cycling a narrative around social media suggesting that Russia helped Trump win because of oil money. Russia’s economy lives or dies on the stuff and the higher the price per barrel the better. So Trump and his oil buddies, at least according to this fake news story, are tit for tat behind […]

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US Frackers will REJOICE over this!

by Skip October 30, 2016

OPEC is desperate to see oil prices go up and so is Russia (both the latter and the Sauds are on a real downward trend on their financial reserves) so I’m not surprised about this.  However, there’s one phrase in this that makes no sense at all (emphasis mine, reformatted) and includes the US fracking […]

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Shale Oil 2.0 is Coming…

by Steve MacDonald June 15, 2016
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The cost of a barrel of oil dropped to as low as $28 per barrel recently, thanks to the Saudi’s flooding the market. The oil sheiks were hoping to ruin their American fracking competitors with price pressure. Shale oil responded by backing off or shutting down production as prices made profits impossible, but as I […]

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It seems rather quaint now, doesn’t it?

by Skip January 20, 2016

“Sadly, the world will never run out of busybody Malthusian socialists, it seems.” The problem with the Left (and make no mistake, Carter certainly was a Leftist) is that they can only think in terms of the fixed,

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Has Shale Oil Technology Changed the World?

by Steve MacDonald January 19, 2016
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Imagine a world where war or turmoil in oil producing nations has little to no effect on the price? Is that world today? (Emphasis mine.) Even as the U.S. rig count has retreated like Napoleon from Russia, shale remains the key to understanding the global oil landscape. Consider that despite all of the turmoil in […]

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Left Wing Climate Nut Jobs Wonder if Paris Attack Was a ‘Big Oil’ Plot

by Steve MacDonald November 18, 2015
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What if ISIS attacked Paris to prevent the COP21 climate conference in France from reaching an agreement that would impact their oil business? No, I’m not kidding, look here? Is it a coincidence that the terrorist outrage in Paris was committed weeks before COP21, the biggest climate conference since 2009? Perhaps, writes Oliver Tickell. But […]

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Is Obama’s Iran Deal Actually about Oil?

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2015
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Part of the deal with Iran would lift sanctions and allow the sponsor of global terror to sell its oil in the open market. One estimate (see below) suggests it could add at least 1 million barrels a day to the global supply. Great for the gas pump but what it that is enough to drop […]

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Drilling Our Way to Energy Independence is Possible…

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2015
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DRILL BABY DRILL: The fracking boom has helped bring down energy prices, something many said couldn’t happen. By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena If we could jump in the way back machine to 2008, we would not see a day go by where Democrats were not reminding us that we were never going to […]

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Saudi Arabia And Oil Prices

by Steve MacDonald December 3, 2014
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National Review Saudi Arabia has relentlessly increased domestic production and forced down prices, partly to continue its longstanding practice of reducing the oil price whenever the United States cranks up to reduce oil imports, and partly, in this case, to complicate the lives of the shale-oil extractors, who have relatively high production costs. But the […]

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GrokTALK! Oct. 18th, 2014 – Who’s Got The Energy?

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2014
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It’s another great show, with lots of energy on the topic of energy.  Susan Olsen, Steve Kenda, Jane Cormier, and NH House candidate Robert Forsythe join us as we talk about Democrat opposition to the Keystone pipeline, energy and electricity policy and how screwed we are, Ebola–incompetence or intent, Irish Reparations (that’s a joke), Detroit, […]

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Carol Shea-Porter – Somewhere a Village Is Missing Its Idiot.

by Steve MacDonald October 17, 2014
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Citizens for a Strong NH has some new video (after the jump) in which Congressperson Carol Shea-Porter says she supports an all of the above energy plan, then explains why (despite that) she still opposes the Keystone XL Pipeline. Why? 1) It’s From Canada. 2) The Koch Brothers. Somewhere a village is missing its idiot. […]

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America’s Biggest Hypocrite

by Steve MacDonald October 16, 2014
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Just replace ‘Bruce Braley’ With Jeanne Shaheen, and Iowa, with New Hampshire, and the ad works just as well here. Steyer has spent over 3 million in third party ads to help  Jeanne Shaheen (reported so far).  I expect that sum is much larger given the frequency of internet ads I see from his PAC […]

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Democrats Have Nothing to Do With This

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2014
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Remember.  Just about every Democrats swore we could never drill our way out.  They, their green backers, and the Obama Administration have done nothing but get in the way of domestic energy production they could not control.  Thankfully, more than a few folks ignored them.  And now the Saudi’s have opened the stops on oil […]

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What If We Could Drill Our Way Out…

by Steve MacDonald October 13, 2014
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File Under: The TEA Party was right again. The United States is set to be crowned the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum this week, knocking Saudi Arabia off the top spot for the first time in two decades.  The Shale-boom states are booming. (Times UK/Pay wall) The United States is set to be crowned […]

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That’s Just How Socialism “Works”

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2014
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While Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders talks Marxist redistributionist theory to Unions who pay no taxes, Venezuela is showing us the end result of years of policies Senator Sanders pines for in the US. Venezuela Set to Import Oil Venezuela’s oil production, which accounts for 95 percent of the country’s export earnings, should be used in […]

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Liberal PAC Stabs NH’s Maggie Hassan In The Back

by Steve MacDonald September 2, 2014
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I was on my way home and heard a commercial paid for by NextGen Climate Action.   The radio ad focused on a Republican candidate for the US Senate in New Hampshire, Oil, out-of-state-energy-influence peddlers, and (oil-drum-roll) the Koch brothers. It was your typical left wing boilerplate, yes, but the ad emphasized how New Hampshire, […]

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EPA Regulation Supporters – never thinking of the ramifications on others

by Skip August 8, 2014

The new CO2 emissions regulations now being put forth by the EPA is going to have a huge impact on the American economy and people.  Here, Dan Joseph of MRC TV went to interview (yeah, in DC he gets to do interviews with all kinds of folks) some folks that were demonstrating FOR the EPA to […]

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This will drive the Greenies at TreeHugger nuts!

by Skip December 19, 2012

Over at Breitbart is a post with this headline:     “Coal Use Set To Surpass Oil In  A Decade: IEA“.  I used to go over and post comments over at TreeHugger, as regular readers of the ‘Grok know, and bring the Lefty Enviro-wacko stream of consciousness back here just so that you see what the mindset […]

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Ask New Hampshire Democrats…About Gas Prices

by Steve MacDonald October 5, 2012

Nothing says ‘we have no principles whatsoever’ like a crowd of screeching banshee gone silent when the shoe is on the other foot. If you’ve failed to notice this happens to Democrats often and no example is more prominent than gas prices. Back when it was politically expedient, Democrats in New Hampshire were wailing like […]

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“Promised Land” – It’s Fracking Paid for in Part By Arab Oil & Gas Interests

by Steve MacDonald September 28, 2012

About Uber-leftist Matt Damon’s new film about the evil American oil and gas industry… A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United […]

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Regressives hate this energy-producing process

by Tim Condon March 30, 2012

See the “oil pyramid” in the diagram below? Note the 800 billion barrels of “oil shale” reserves. But wait…how the heck do they get oil out of rock? Have you ever wondered exactly how “horizontal drilling” and “hydraulic fracking” is done? It’s a process making the U.S.A. the world’s biggest energy-producer…as in “Saudi Arabia won’t matter […]

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What was That Obama Said About Production Being Up?

by Steve MacDonald March 18, 2012

I think Mr. Obama said something about us drilling more now than before he was president.  Drilling for what, Bull S**t? And just to reiterate a point I, and many others, have made previously about “subsidies, tax breaks, and special Federal deals for energy companies, and let me add ‘any’ companies–don’t just stop subsidies for […]

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The Myth of Scarce Oil (in the US)

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2012

The Myth of scarce oil. (Investors Business Daily)

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Yet another example of politicians ignoring THEIR responsibility to lecture us on ours

by Skip December 21, 2011

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Too bad, he didn’t have “and treat our citizens […]

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Laying Some Pipe

by Steve MacDonald August 15, 2011

The Democrat controlled Senate had the opportunity to create jobs, generate growth, add some tax revenue, and did I say create jobs? But Harry Reid couldn’t bring himself to get the Keystone XL Pipeline project approved before the recess.

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Jeanne Shaheen’s Sticky Situation

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2011

In the “stupid things said by former governors of New Hampshire who have become US Senator’s category,” Jeanne Shaheen (Greene Shaheen) dominates. As another hack of the environmental movement she has said some incredibly stupid things and intimated plenty of others, forever making us proud.

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Speculate This Jeanne Shaheen

by Steve MacDonald April 26, 2011

Back in 2007 when Jeanne Shaheen was demagoging rising gas prices for political points, she insisted it was evil oil speculators who were manipulating the price to get rich off hardworking Americans. But then prices went down, Shaheen got her Obama bump and became a Senator, and she stopped picking on those imaginary speculators. But […]

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