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May 16th, 2011 | Permalink| No Comments »

Airstrikes on Libya Break Obama Campaign Promise?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, France, Libya, Obama, Oil

I agree with the strikes on Libya because they’ll pave the way for a no-fly zone…and that will cut down on Gaddafi’s ability to do a lot of damage quickly. And I would agree with air strikes on Sudan who are doing awful things. Let’s remember, many Dems were for hitting Afghanistan hard in 2001 […]

March 20th, 2011 | Permalink| 20 Comments »

$5 Gas In 2012?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Gas, Oil

That’s what one former oil exec is saying and based on the increased demand we’re seeing in China…this doesn’t seem unlikely. From CNN Money: NEW YORK ( — The former president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister, says Americans could be paying $5 for a gallon of gasoline by 2012. In an interview with Platt’s Energy […]

December 28th, 2010 | Permalink| 35 Comments »

Exploded Oil Rig Paid Over $700K In Fines In 2010 Alone

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Disasters, Energy, Oil, Video

The Vermilion 380 blew up today, but it looks like we may have dodged an oily bullet. Still, could it have been prevented? Well, as the title suggest, it’s very likely. Because fines are usually in the thousands to tens of thousands. So, to be fined the better part of a million dollars is patently […]

September 2nd, 2010 | Permalink| No Comments »

Top Kill

By donar | Related entries in Barack, Cartoons, Disasters, Energy, Environment, Obama, Oil, Political Graffiti


May 31st, 2010 | Permalink| 39 Comments »

Why Isn’t The Government Getting More Involved In Oil Spill?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Money, Oil

It seems to be a question that’s popping up a lot lately, and the simple answer is: they don’t know how to stop it. Of course they have the authority. The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 gives Obama all the authority he needs to take over the spill if need be. But the government just […]

May 24th, 2010 | Permalink| 49 Comments »

SHOCK: Oil Spill Leaking Nearly 4M Gallons Of Oil A Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Business, Energy, Environment, Oil

Previous worst case scenarios estimated the spill to be pumping 2M gallons of oil a day into the gulf, but new numbers paint a much darker picture. Here’s how the two leaks shake out… Leak A: 70,000 barrels a day + Leak B: 25,000 barrels a day = 95,000 barrels a day One barrel of […]

May 23rd, 2010 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Rand Paul’s Sad, Slow Implosion

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, Energy, Libertarian, Oil, Regulations, Republicans, Senate, Video

First it was the wishy-washiness of the civil rights act repeal and now it’s criticism of the administration being tough on BP? Watch the video… Here’s the thing…yes, accidents happen on offshore oil rigs. However, most damage is mitigated by appropriate safety measures being put in place to keep spills to a minimum. However, recent […]

May 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Could Kevin Costner’s Oil Spill Centrifuge Help The Gulf?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Oil, Technology, Video

Ironically, the star of Waterworld (which I like…by the way) might be just the guy to help save the water in the Gulf of Mexico. Check out the nifty gadget he and his brother has been funding the development of (to the tune of $15M) for the past 15 years. Apparently, it can remove between […]

May 19th, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Oil and Plastic

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Environment, Oil, Political Graffiti


May 13th, 2010 | Permalink| 2 Comments »