Those segments of the US beholden to both big business and America-firstness have a big conundrum looming on the horizon: what to do with the natural gas supplies waiting to be developed on the Alaskan North Slope. TransCanada and ExxonMobil have filed their plans to seek shippers with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and … Continue reading Alaskan Gas to China?
Hooray! Now that's out of the way and everyone know's where I stand, let me continue. Most energy commodities traded are settled on the basis of a third-party price report. I used to be a price reporter. It's not a terrible job...except for having to deal with people blatantly trying to manipulate where you end … Continue reading El Paso natural gas traders sentenced to prison
Please welcome to the GonzoGeek stage, everybody's favorite neocon thinktank, the Heritage Foundation. You might remember them as the folks who so long pursued a land military base in Iraq and finally found a stooge (W.) willing to implement the plan for them if only they'd give him some goodies. No? Well look it up. … Continue reading Heritage Foundation: Tool of the Apocalypse
So, it’s the holiday weekend and me and my in-laws are sitting around watching tv and we hear ‘…with 18 months to go in her term…’ accompanied by a photo of The Barracudinator or whatever they’re calling Gov. Palin these days. “What was that?” "Don’t know, try another station." We flip around and come to: … Continue reading Sarah Palin: Go Gently Into That Good Nighto
Kuwaiti Company Makes Huge Gas Find in Texas So let me get this straight; letting China (CNOOC) buy Unocal was somehow an afront to both our security and our sensibilities as Americans, but it's OK to lease onshore drilling rights in the US to companies from Kuwait?? How does that benefit us in this time … Continue reading Bush Inc. rolls on!
I'll use a different format this time. No point-by-point winners and losers. Obama won this battle. But what became clear in the process are that a number of myths regarding John McCain and his candidacy can now be dispelled. Myth: McCain is stronger on foreign policy/terrorism. He points out that Obama "was wrong on the … Continue reading Presidential Debate #2: McCain Myths Dispelled