Shell Calls for Lifting of Export Ban

September 3, 2014By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured, News

For years the oil industry has been lobbying the Obama Administration to lift the US export ban of crude oil, which has been in place since the Arab oil embargo of the 1970s. The calls have become greater as the fracking boom has led to a significant increase in domestic production.

40% of Global Shale Reserves Face Water Shortage

September 2, 2014By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured, News

n the blinkered rush to frack the globe – first in the United States, secondly in Europe and thirdly in the rest of the world – the oil industry always undermines the risks of the technology. But this brutal technique has a dangerous downside, ranging from air and water pollution, to the use of vast amounts of sands and chemicals. And then there is, of course, the huge volumes of water used in the fracking process.