oil drilling

Get Over Your Fear and Go for Black Gold in Argentina: Interview with Bill Newman

May 11, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Argentina Oil Drilling

Bill Newman is the vice president of international oil and gas with Mackie Research Capital Corporation. He has been an energy analyst for the past 16 years. Bill holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and has a CFA designation.[read more]

Arctic Oil Drilling Threatens Polar Bear Birthing Grounds

February 11, 2012 by Rocky Kistner

Up in the frozen arctic, where polar bear rule over a biogem world, massive oil drilling plans threaten the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Shell, the oil behemoth that made $4.8 billion in profits last quarter, intends to boost those numbers by drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas off Alaska. And the...[read more]

New Cuban Crisis Threatens Florida's Coasts

February 5, 2012 by NRDC Switchboard

Ever since Cuba’s intent to drill within 70 miles of Florida’s coast has become known, concerned Floridians have been reeling with how to protect our treasured Florida Keys. For many Floridians, this is a very charged issue. It’s no secret that having Cuba drill for oil is itself a hugely political issue-- exiles and many others outraged...[read more]


How Subsea Power Grids Bring Problem Oil Fields Back To Life

May 7, 2011 by John Sealander

The days of easy oil are over for everybody. Increasingly, producers are facing the challenges of recovering oil and gas from depleted or dispersed fields. To make things even more challenging, many new offshore reservoirs are more than 3000 meters below the surface.  How do you process this oil when it is so difficult to reach?...[read more]

A View of the Oil Damage Below the Surface

June 3, 2010 by Frances Beinecke

Now that BP’s “top kill” effort to plug the Deepwater Horizon well has failed, oil will most likely be gushing into the Gulf of Mexico until August. This is an outrageous situation: we will be watching oil devastate our coasts for months to come. But I am also concerned about what the oil is doing in places we can’t see: far from shore,...[read more]

Setting Energy Goals

June 1, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles

With the failure over the weekend of BP's "top kill" effort, the odds that the oil will continue flowing until relief wells can be completed--in months, rather than days--have gone up considerably. In addition to the accumulating economic and environmental consequences, that also means that media attention on the oil spill and the...[read more]

It's The End of the World (As We Know It)

May 15, 2010 by Craig Severance

  Oil Production Peak Much Sooner Than Expected  May 14, 2010 by Craig Severance A storm is quickly approaching, and the world is not ready for it. The permanent end of the era of cheap oil is coming as soon as next year, according to a raft of official reports that have made their way into energy...[read more]

FL panhandle GOP no longer supports ‘drill baby drill’

May 9, 2010 by Joseph Romm

Florida Panhandle politicians who had been ardent offshore drilling advocates are changing their tune as the BP oil disaster begins harming their constituents.  Wonk Room’s Brad Johnson has the story in this repost. The Senate-energy-committee-approved ACELA (S. 1462) would lift the moratorium on drilling in the Pensacola and...[read more]

The Analysis is Close Enough to Completion, It is Time to Decide, Act and Advocate for Nuclear Energy

May 7, 2010 by Rod Adams

In my current assignment, I make my living as an analyst. However, I happen to be in a profession that does not do analysis as its main line of work. My employer understands the need to do research and perform the math, but it is far more interested in obtaining and implementing recommended actions. It is common for us to be told to put...[read more]

The phony oil drilling debate

August 25, 2008 by Marc Gunther

The other day, John McCain visited an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico to call for more offshore drilling. The massive Chevron rig produces 10,000 barrels of oil a day. Meanwhile, I just filled up my new Honda Fit with gas for the first time. After driving 282 miles, I bought 9.47 gallons at $3.62 a gallon. So I’m getting 29.6 mpg, mostly...[read more]

Support for Energy Exploration Rises

July 14, 2008 by Robert Rapier

I was recently pointed to a new survey on energy conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. I have to admit that I do not know the political leanings (if any) of this organization. The surveys on their homepage looked pretty balanced to me. Regardless, I was pretty surprised at the results of the survey, a...[read more]

Offshore (and ANWR) oil drilling, again

June 18, 2008 by Lou Grinzo

OK, now that Bush and McCain are making an issue out of opening up currently off-limits area to oil drilling, most notably offshore areas, it’s time for me to address this yet again. There’s a lot of noise on this issue, and almost all of it ignores the peak oil factor. But first, let me dispense with some of said noise. The right...[read more]