July 10, 2010 |
For four long years, Reni Sualeha has lived in the shadow of a monster, a menacing chemical flow of fetid gray mud that belches unchecked from the bowels of the earth near her home. Known as the Lusi mud volcano, its spread is so relentless — burping noxious gas, swallowing communities, killing 14 people and forcing the evacuations of 60,000 — that some say it could star in its own sci-fi thriller. Those in the United States who are wondering just how long the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico could possibly keep gushing should listen to Sualeha's cautionary tale.
January 10, 1996 |
Conoco, Canadian Firms Offer Natural Gas Plan to Mexico: The groundbreaking proposal was made by Conoco Inc. and Calgary-based companies Nova Corp. and Noranda Inc.'s Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd. to develop a natural gas field in northern Mexico. But the proposal, given to state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos several months ago, is still in "preliminary" stages of discussion and awaiting action by Mexico, Conoco spokeswoman Sondra Fowler said. The proposal calls for Conoco, a unit of DuPont Co.
June 14, 2008
Re "Oil inflames U.S.-Saudi ties," June 8 Contrary to popular belief, Saudi Arabia and OPEC are not responsible for America's energy crisis. The vast increase in oil demand from China and India notwithstanding, far-left environmentalists, judicial activists and Democrat-dominated government are the obstructionists. Indeed, if it were not for the self-righteous delusionists and nature's la-la-landers preventing the development of domestic energy resources from protected areas (which few can even visit)
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October 23, 2001 |
Hans Landsberg, 88, economist who pioneered the collection of data on energy resources and costs, died Sunday in Washington, D.C., of complications of Parkinson's disease. A native of East Prussia who grew up in Berlin, Landsberg fled the Nazis in 1933 and earned a degree at the London School of Economics. After receiving a master's degree at Columbia University in New York, he served as an intelligence officer in Italy with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services.
May 14, 2011 |
President Obama will open Alaska's national petroleum reserve to new drilling, as part of a broad plan aimed at blunting criticism that he is not doing enough to address rising energy prices. The plan, unveiled in Obama's weekly radio address Saturday, also would fast-track environmental assessment of petroleum exploration in some portions of the Atlantic and extend the leases of oil companies whose work in the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic Ocean was interrupted by the drilling moratorium after last year's BP oil spill.
November 2, 2012 |
ETNA, Ohio -- Mitt Romney highlighted his energy policy as he campaigned in this coal-producing state, pledging Friday to increase domestic production and get the continent on track to energy independence. “We're going to make sure, No. 1, we take full advantage of the energy resources in this country -- our coal, our oil, our gas, our renewables. We're going to review our regulations as they relate to coal to make sure that burning coal is done in a clean way, but we're not going to kill the industry like you see the EPA doing under this administration,” Romney told more than 2,000 supporters at a mining equipment factory.