Mark Mulligan

Harvey Is A Major Still-Unfolding Disaster

How many Texans wish they had done more in advance?
Monday, August 28, 2017, 2:27 PM

Superstorm Harvey continues to wreak epic damage to Texas, particularly Houston.

But it’s not the wind, it’s the rain. Epic, record-breaking, unbelievable amounts of rain.

It’s entirely possible that the entire region will not get back ‘to normal’ for months, if not years. » Read more

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Peak 'Cheap' Oil: Shale Oil Proves Peak Oil Is Indeed Upon Us

We wouldn't drill for it if the cheap stuff were still here
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 10:40 PM

Ever the contrarian, I have been quite skeptical of the many breathless claims being made by wide swaths of the media about how a new energy bonanza is going to overtake the U.S. and eventually the world.  The subject, of course, is the new shale plays in both natural gas and oil.

While these plays are in special cases quite extraordinary, and the technology is just brilliant, many of the more exuberant claims made in the past about the potential contributions of these plays are now being dialed back. » Read more

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Daily Digest 8/13 - A Texan Tragedy, War-torn Syria Split into Three Regions

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 11:45 AM
  • What Country Should You Flee to? Citizenship Info for U.S. Asylum Seekers
  • How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets
  • N.S.A. Leaks Make Plan for Cyberdefense Unlikely
  • War-torn Syria Split into Three Regions
  • In One Bundle of Mortgages, the Subprime Crisis Reverberates
  • A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water
  • Lightning Bolt Sparks Fire at Venezuelan Oil Refinery
  • New York Today: Flood Watch
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Daily Digest 5/20 - Market Boom Or Bubble, Fertile Plains Turn to Dust In TX

Monday, May 20, 2013, 12:02 PM
  • Canada Jobs Grant: Harper Government Buying Ads To Promote Program That Doesn't Yet Exist
  • Motive, Means, & Opportunity in the Gold Market
  • The Spreading Consequences Of Syria's Civil War
  • Boom Or Bubble?
  • Natural Gas – The “Slow Process that's Gathering Speed”
  • Lines In The Sand
  • Tornadoes Level Homes in Okla., Killing One Person
  • Wells Dry, Fertile Plains Turn to Dust