Sunday, March 04, 2012

Sunday Energy Links

1. Interactive Keystone XL pipeline map.

2.  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved licenses for two new AP1000 nuclear reactors at Georgia's Vogtle nuclear plant Thursday afternoon -- the first time since 1978 a new nuclear plant has been licensed in the U.S.

3.  Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have shown that the primary explanation for the reduction in CO2 emissions from power generation in 2009 was that a decrease in the price of natural gas reduced the industry's reliance on coal.

4.  North Dakota exports increased 36%  in 2011 led by strong global sales of agricultural and construction machinery and a record volume of crude that was shipped to Canada before returning to the U.S. by pipeline. 

5. Direct flights soon to be available from Minneapolis, MN to Williston, ND at the epicenter of the Bakken oil region.

6.  Ohio Gov. John Kasich proposes a new tax on horizontal fracking to finance a cut in personal income taxes. 

5 Comments:

At 3/04/2012 1:14 PM, Blogger juandos said...

re: Gov. John Kasich to propose new tax on fracking to give Ohioans a personal income tax cut

This is hilarious! I wonder how many people are going to realize that 'income tax cut' will come back to haunt them in the form of higher energy costs?

Kaisich sure has made the case he's not a conservative...

 
At 3/04/2012 4:35 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

They say a lot of oil will come up with the gas, or vice versa, from the Utica, which is under Ohio.

Chesapeake is going hot and heavy after the wet gas or oil.

At $100 a barrel, almost anything is worth drilling for. The gas comes up as a byproduct, in one sense. I see "low" natural gas prices for an extended period.

Remember, what is "low" or "high" depends on context.

 
At 3/04/2012 10:46 PM, Blogger Paul said...

Juandos,

Kasich has done alot of good since he was elected including balancing the budget without raising taxes. His recent efforts at reforming the state unions was rejected by the voters, but I still give him an A for effort.

 
At 3/05/2012 9:05 AM, Blogger VangelV said...

Kaisich sure has made the case he's not a conservative...

Not many Republicans are. They have favoured big government at the national level for decades while playing up to idiot voters as being fiscally conservative. Fortunately, that game is about to end and the party could be looking at disappearing as its predecessors did. Hopefully, the Democratic Party will do the same.

 
At 3/05/2012 11:45 AM, Blogger Paul said...

"They have favoured big government at the national level for decades while playing up to idiot voters as being fiscally conservative."

Kasich is better than his Democrat predecessor by any yardstick you care to measure by. Your "they're all the same" generalities fall apart with the slightest bit of actual examination of the record.

 

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