“Kind of astonishing how disappointing” EV sales have been – so please don’t kill petroleum companies yet

“Kind of astonishing how disappointing” EV sales have been – so please don’t kill petroleum companies yet

Ugh, yet another article about EV sales, with a big frown and a question mark. Hey, I don’t like going here either. The goal of this site is to explain energy for non-energy folk. It would be great to get back to that. But with the way the media treats the “energy transition”, the most […]

UN tries to thwart fully-approved Canadian infrastructure projects, supports similar ones in China, and I don’t remember voting for those clowns

UN tries to thwart fully-approved Canadian infrastructure projects, supports similar ones in China, and I don’t remember voting for those clowns

Commenting on energy used to be fun and rewarding. Earnest people wanted earnest answers about how the energy world – what fracking is, how dependent are we on oil, where does it come from, etc. Then people had questions about renewables, and those were pleasant discussions also, explaining how those options work and how they […]

A recipe for geopolitical  madness – Combine surplus US oil, anti-oil activism, rising consumption, a less-relevant Middle East, and a dash of Trump

A recipe for geopolitical madness – Combine surplus US oil, anti-oil activism, rising consumption, a less-relevant Middle East, and a dash of Trump

Once upon a time, like fifteen years ago, there was a weird stability in the petroleum world. It was a highly customized stability, with miles of duct tape and haywire holding it together, but it worked. In a nutshell, the industrialized world (the US in particular) was a voracious oil-consuming machine, which turned largely to […]

Those who can, do; those who can’t and are crazed with hate develop Green New Deal economic models

Those who can, do; those who can’t and are crazed with hate develop Green New Deal economic models

Have you ever built anything? Beyond IKEA furniture, I mean. Or actually, even including IKEA furniture. If you’ve ever built anything, how hard is it to do it on budget and on time? With IKEA contraptions, at least one doesn’t go over budget on cost. Time might be another thing. For any project bigger than […]

If the environmental movement remains so entangled with the political movement, 2020 will be ugly

If the environmental movement remains so entangled with the political movement, 2020 will be ugly

“Though successive Norwegian governments have made it a goal to wean the economy off oil, actually doing so has proven difficult in practice…Greta Thunberg has publicly accused Norway of violating children’s rights around the world because of its reliance on oil and gas.” A Bloomberg “news” story entitled Norway’s financial regulator says ‘green’ investing has […]