The new Hollywood film about fracking, which stars Matt Damon, entitled “Promised Land” could tap into the growing grassroots rebellion against the technique which is slowly sweeping across America.
New research by British scientists has claimed that the US shale gas boom is not curbing greenhouse gas emissions as much as its proponents claim.
The US could soon replace Saudi Arabia as the world’s leading oil producer, just as the Saudis promise to go green
Love it or loath it as the voice of business, you can say one thing about the Financial Times, it normally covers the energy beat with a reasonable degree of accuracy. That’s why is was so disappointing to read the latest misguided comment piece by the paper’s Washington columnist Edward Luce, in an article “Look … Read More
The headline in yesterday’s Financial Times said it all “Surge in shale oil output fuels US jobs bonanza”. According to the FT: “The boom in shale oil and gas production has created one bright spot in the otherwise grim US labour market.” “The rate of job growth is noteworthy,” Brian Davidson, an economist with the … Read More
Last month, a ground-breaking study by Oil Change and other NGO’s calculated that Shell was the world’s most carbon intensive oil company, per barrel of oil equivalent to be produced. The main reason for this is its massive expansion into Canada’s climate intensive dirty oil sands. The report looked at the carbon intensity of the … Read More
I never have been big on rules. And neither apparently, is Tim DeChristopher. He’s the young activist who just completely derailed the Bush Administration’s plans to sell more of our public lands to the oil companies. He sat in the lease sale in Salt Lake City on December 19th and “bought” 22,500 acres of public … Read More
Once an oil man always an oil man. Old George W might be a lame duck President, but he still has oil flowing through his veins. Whilst the world’s focus is on what the new Obama Presidency will do to combat climate change or energy security, old President Bush is making sure he makes the … Read More
There might be a “mine it flat” mentality in Alberta concerning tar sands, but one provincial government has just adopted a different approach to unconventional oil resources. The only problem is that it is thousands of miles away in Australia. Australia’s Queensland state has banned shale-oil mining for 20 years, blocking a plan for a … Read More
The old saying is “when in a hole, stop digging”. Faced with rising energy prices, and concern over climate change, rather than disinvest out of oil, the US is going to start digging for more of it. But this time it’s oil shale, which is dirtier, and more energy intensive than conventional oil. Oil shale … Read More