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  • Al Gore Should Support Natural Gas Transportation [View article]
    I will ask Dimon about it right after I ask him what he knew about Bernie Madoff....
    Oct 24, 2013. 02:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Al Gore Should Support Natural Gas Transportation [View article]
    Ahh, so now we are finding out your buddy Jamie Dimon's JP Morgan was one of the biggest banks involved with Bernie "Made-off". What a surprise (not). And just to think my tax dollars paid for his nice bonus.
    Oct 24, 2013. 02:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bakken Update: Whiting's Outstanding Q3 Is Driven By A Better Completion Design [View article]
    You're exactly right - the actual Q3 numbers announced today certainly prove the new completion technique is yielding significantly improved results.
    Oct 23, 2013. 08:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Whiting Petroleum beats by $0.23 [View news story]
    Wow, Hidden Bench Eide 41-13-2H well flowing at an initial rate of 3,795 BOE/d.

    The Pronghorn Obrigewitch 21-29PH well was completed using a cemented liner and plug and perf technology and is flowing @ 2,432 BOE/d - approximately a 50% increase over two offsetting wells completed on the same pad using older technology (this according to the company).

    Good action!
    Oct 23, 2013. 05:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Whiting Petroleum beats by $0.23 [View news story]
    Wow.....the company actually beat estimates for a change. That said, I was actually expecting better considering 19% higher realized prices and decent production growth.
    Oct 23, 2013. 04:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Highpower International: Battery Maker Charged Up To Double In 2014 [View article]
    Gravity - yes, I certainly understand your concern. I have it to. Looking at the stock price chart in the article, I am sure there are people that bought in the 2009-2011 timeframe that got burned. However, it would appear to me the company has turned the corner on profits, got a new manufacturing facility, will be paying lower taxes, and participating in a great market that it is gaining share in. While there are many other players in the market, it is just a huge and fast growing one. So, you are right to be cautious. And that is why I put "speculative" in the rating. I personally have never bought a Chinese company before, but I am watching this one closely to see how it performs.
    Oct 23, 2013. 04:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Al Gore Should Support Natural Gas Transportation [View article]
    dd: you might be right about that...there is no way they don't know what is as plain as the nose on their face. i wonder what their true agenda is - a "one world currency" to replace the US dollar?
    Oct 23, 2013. 02:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Al Gore Should Support Natural Gas Transportation [View article]
    I agree Rina - if the US dollar loses global reserve currency status, the US will have to adopt natural gas transportation as there is no alternative. The big question is, if the US dollar loses reserve currency status, will the US still be in a position to actually build out the infrastructure needed? That is why it is sooo disappointing to me to see the billions (trillions?) wasted on the ethanol mandates, "clean coal", biofuels, EV and batter maker subisidies, solar subsidies, wind subsidies, all the other non-economic energy "policies" the US gov has thrown money at except the one proven, mature, and economic technology staring them right in the face: nat gas transportation.
    Oct 23, 2013. 02:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Al Gore Should Support Natural Gas Transportation [View article]
    Well, the recent idiotic government shutdown sure has hastened China to want to "de-Americanize" (i.e. a new global reserve currency). Can you imagine holding $1.3 trillion in US debt and watching the recent hijinx in DC?
    Oct 23, 2013. 02:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Al Gore Should Support Natural Gas Transportation [View article]
    But Jack, the progress is much too slow. Read my article about how China is kicking are butt in nat gas transportation:

    http://seekingalpha.co...

    and they pay 3-4x more than we do for nat gas. As for the government getting involved, they are already involved in every single "policy" (ethanol mandates, biofuels, "clean coal", EV battery and manufacturer subsidies, solar, wind) except the one, proven, mature and economic technology that we know will work: natural gas transportation.
    Oct 23, 2013. 02:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Al Gore Should Support Natural Gas Transportation [View article]
    The oil import numbers are EIA data. Do we now question the ability to count barrels too?
    Oct 23, 2013. 02:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Al Gore Should Support Natural Gas Transportation [View article]
    If you go back and read the article and all the other comments I have left, you will understand why it has been an idiot strategy to support EVs (only) at the expense of supporting natural gas transportation - and that is from the standpoints of economics, the environment, and national security. As for the nat gas refueling infrastructure, just like the interstate hwy system, the payback would be very fast, and then pay dividends for the next 100 years (at least):

    - foreign oil imports go down
    - CO2 and toxic particulates go down
    - Americans pay less for a cleaner fuel
    - Americans' energy dollars go to fellow American leaseholders instead of to Saudi, Canada, Venezuela, or any other foreign country

    Why is this so hard to understand? It's very simple. Just step back a bit and try to see the big picture, not the big politics.
    Oct 23, 2013. 02:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Al Gore Should Support Natural Gas Transportation [View article]
    The country that has split the atom somehow now questions man's ability to read thermometers, water level gauges, snow gauges, nor even be able to take pictures of glaciers and ice caps and compare them to pictures as short as a decade or two ago. Yup, we've just lost are ability to do even the simplest things.
    Oct 23, 2013. 02:24 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Al Gore Should Support Natural Gas Transportation [View article]
    Yes it is a shame...as someone who has spent a great deal of time the last 15 years hiking and fly-fishing in those mountains, it hurts very much to see it. I even seem to have an actual physical response when I see some of the damage done.
    Oct 23, 2013. 02:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Highpower International: Battery Maker Charged Up To Double In 2014 [View article]
    Gravity404 - two pretty different companies wouldn't you agree?
    Oct 23, 2013. 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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