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Recently acquired Baker Hughes at risk of GE disposal to focus on RENEWABLES!

In July 2017 GE was the proud owner (well 62.5%) of one of the world’s largest oil services company,  Baker Hughes, which is headquartered in Houston. GE thought they were getting a good deal in merging Baker Hughes with “their” oil … Continue reading

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Using renewable energy to reduce frack water footprint …. huh?

Here is the youtube video from NEWT, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvIiXqukFuA. Here is the Facebook post where I pose a few questions… Recycling/treating oil & gas wastewater/brine using solar panels begs yet another question… “Why do they need the energy from solar panels when … Continue reading

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Borrowing from Equity Markets to Frack For Oil + Lack of Free Cash Flow = UNsustainable just for the US

update 8/2017 water use for fracking unsustainable too http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/As-the-oil-patch-demands-more-water-West-Texas-11724100.php end update This article, https://seekingalpha.com/article/4084591-new-darlings-wall-street-folly-oil-fracking-investing, reads….“Unlike the two previous US-made financial bubbles (dot-com and real estate), the ‘frackers bubble’ is having meaningful positive economic effects on the rest of the world, through … Continue reading

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2016 Election money forecasts American Petroleum Institute to spend > $70 million in ads

It was reported by Climate Investigations that “American Petroleum Institute paid two PR firms $411 million 2008-2013.  ($355 million 2008-2012)”…that averages out to about $70 million per year.  Earlier this year, one of those PR firms, Edelman, has called it quits with … Continue reading

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2007 PM 2.5 Pollution uptick CORRELATES w/number of fracking wells drilled

I know I’m supposed to be blogging on Arlington TX matters…but this could help us in our quest to learn about fracking’s risk for ground water contamination, air pollution, and frackquakes too. Oil & Gas Journal reported that Kerns (county/San Joaquin … Continue reading

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VIAGRA needed to (shale) play? Leaky Lift Plungers or Nasty Nitro Lifts…pick yer pleasure.

Gas well deliquification is needed to keep production up. Here is a job description for a Chesapeake lift plunger maintenance worker… I was hoping they don’t use these “Plunger Lifts” as a report on methane losses concluded that “wells with plunger … Continue reading

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Will Arlington enforce VII 7.01 A6 emission mitigation in our Gas Drilling Ordinance ?

Update as of 1/6/15 I asked to be included in the committee to update our Gas Drilling Ordinance and have NOT heard back and sent out another email today. Update as of 1/16/2013 ….Chesapeake has drilled the last of the … Continue reading

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Public Utilities scandal coming full circle as we get “Taken For a Ride” again

If you haven’t watched the movie “Taken For a Ride”, let me get you up to speed. I believe we are in the midst of yet another public utilities scandal. In 1922 only one American in 10 owned an auto. … Continue reading

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