August 31, 2015

The Climate Deception Dossiers

Internal fossil fuel industry memos reveal decades of disinformation — a deliberate campaign to deceive the public that continues even today
By Union of Concerned Scientists

For nearly three decades, many of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies have knowingly worked to deceive the public about the realities and risks … Continue reading

Shocking Deterioration In Tight Oil

The amount of new production simply cannot keep up with the steep declines in older wells
By Energy Policy Forum, February 13, 2015

Tight oil in the US is experiencing shocking deterioration in production vs. declines percentages just since November. Rig counts have plunged and though production overall is still … Continue reading

Today’s Shale Era Is The Retirement Party For Oil Production

The recent U.S. oil production boost from shale drilling is short-lived and somewhat desperate
By Adam Taggart, PeakProsperity, February 7, 2015

As we’ve written about often here at PeakProsperity.com, much of what’s been ‘sold’ to us about the US shale oil revolution is massively over-hyped. The amount of commercially-recoverable shale … Continue reading

Consultant Tells Energy Industry It Can ‘Win Ugly or Lose Pretty’

The NY Times reports that ad exec tells the industry to use fear, greed and anger against environmental groups
By Sam Kusic, Pittsburgh Business Times, October 31, 2014

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As The New York Times has it, a consultant told … Continue reading

DCS Letter to Susan G. Komen re: Fracking

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DCS is protesting the recent decision by Susan G. Komen to partner with fracker Baker Hughes (see our letter below). Please join in this protest by writing a letter, for the greatest impact, or sending an email. Feel free to borrow language from our letter, if you like.

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Pro-Fracking Newspaper Ad Banned by Advertising Standards Authority

Breitling Energy’s Telegraph advert “misled the public”
By Sean Farrell, theguardian.com, September 2, 2014

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a US energy company misled the public when it made unsubstantiated claims about the benefits of fracking and claimed a gas shortage put the UK close to catastrophe.

Breitling … Continue reading

Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas

Why Fossil Fuels Can’t Solve the Problems Created by Fossil Fuels
By Naomi Oreskes, Huffington Post, July 28, 2014

Naomi Oreskes: Why We Should Trust Scientists (video)

Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this … Continue reading

Estimate of Recoverable Monterey Shale Oil Cut by 96%

Federal energy authorities have slashed by 96% the estimated amount of recoverable oil buried in California’s vast Monterey Shale deposits
By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times, May 21, 2014

Federal energy authorities have slashed by 96% the estimated amount of recoverable oil buried in California’s vast Monterey Shale deposits, deflating … Continue reading

Shale Drillers Feast on Junk Debt to Stay on Treadmill

“It’s a perfect set-up for investors to lose a lot of money.  The model is unsustainable.”
By Asjylyn Loder, Bloomberg, April 30, 2014

Rice Energy Inc. (RICE), a natural gas producer with risky credit, raised $900 million in three days this month, $150 million more than it originally sought.… Continue reading

Another City in CO Considers a Fracking Ban

The Sound of the Sixth Shoe Falling
By Phillip Doe, CounterPunch, April 16, 2014

Rarely do you hear squeals of glee when people are told the oil boys are coming to town. Usually you get the other reaction, which helps explain why 5 front-range cities, Ft Collins, Lafayette, Longmont, Broomfield, … Continue reading