The American Petroleum Industry’s greenhouse gas reporting template obscures the U.S. oil & gas industry’s massive responsibility for the climate crisis.
According to a new scientific analysis, many tar sands wells are actually using more energy than they produce.
If you read some of the Canadian press coverage, a recent scientific study has offered the pro-tar sands movement a real fillip in its attempts to spin its dirty fuel as “ethical oil” that is no dirtier than conventional crude. The Canadians are now essentially arguing it gives them the scientific back-up to carry on … Read More
Finally people are waking up to the concept that the fossil fuel industry’s supposedly wonder transition fuel – gas – may not be so green after all. It’s a subject I have covered on this blog before, notably questioning just how green shale gas is, but now the idea is getting some serious traction.
Pardon the title, but the Wall Street Journal has an extremely interesting interview with the top dog at Shell, Peter Voser. He admits that Shell is fast becoming a gas company rather than an oil company. “Shell started quite a while back, actually, to put a lot of emphasis on gas” says Voser. “And by … Read More
The oil and gas industry likes you to think that, compared to oil, gas is a cleaner, greener alternative – a great bridging fuel between the hydrocarbon age and the renewable age. Compared to oil, this may be so – if and it is a big if, the gas is normal conventional gas. However, as … Read More
Of all the oil majors, Shell prides itself on undertaking cutting edge energy forecasting, that not only inform the group’s thinking but also dove-tail into policy making by decision makers across the energy spectrum. It is one of the few companies to get out its crystal-ball and try and predict what the energy future will … Read More