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US gas flaring is visible from space

28 Jan


Due to the unconventional oil and (shale) gas boom in the US, gas flaring in North Dakota and Texas is visible from outer space. In fact, the amount of gas flared would be enough to simultaneously power the cities of Chicago and Washington… Although environmentalists’ concerns are growing increasingly vocal, the rise of shale gas production has actually contributed to a decrease in US CO2 emissions overall.


Can the US stop worrying about oil security?

10 May


At least the International Energy Agency has been saying:  “U.S. international oil security attention may not be as strong as today because U.S. will import much less oil than today”. Do we really have to start worrying then?