Comment: The EU Energy Transition Meets a Cheap Fossil-Fuel World

Cheap shale gas killed the US nuclear revival 10 years ago and could derail expensive UK nuclear plans. But low oil and gas prices could also slow the European Union?s energy transition. With Brexit, Trump and Putin top of the EU agenda, the Energy Union could be put on the backburner as citizens enjoy lower energy bills. With Its 2020 energy strategy's focus on decarbonisation, energy efficiency … [Read more...]

Kosmos Resumes Senegal Exploration

US independent Kosmos Energy said March 24 it has begun the second phase of its multi-well exploration drilling program offshore Mauritania and Senegal.     The Atwood Achiever drillship is now on location offshore Senegal  in the Cayar Offshore Profond block and has started drilling operations on the first exploration well in the program targeting the Yakaar prospect (formerly referred … [Read more...]

Burnt-out lorry from which refugees were rescued ?identical? to one owned by border fence company ? report

Share this: A lorry from which a group of 30 migrants were rescued after it caught fire was ?identical? to one owned by a company involved in the construction of the Bulgarian ? Turkish border fence, television station bTV said on March 24. On March 23, Bulgarian Border Police patrolling near the village of Rezovo saw a lorry from which flames were pouring out of the cabin. Hearing shouting from … [Read more...]

Norway Extends Sigyn Licence

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for continued use of the subsea facilities on the Sigyn field in the North Sea from the end of 2017 until the end of 2022, it said March 23.  In its application, operator ExxonMobil refers to current estimates which indicate production until the end of 2022.     Sigyn?s subsea facilities comprise wells and a subsea template, a pipeline to … [Read more...]

15 Credibility Street #12: Twitter verified

Thanks for joining us for Episode 12. Howard, T and I have a chat about important stuff like Duff beer, what happened to Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, a collapsing crater in Siberia, why people put their kids? photos on Facebook, and, most importantly, we have a discussion you will find nowhere else about blocking on Twitter and why automated blocking apps are a truly DUMB idea if you are trying to do … [Read more...]

This year?s eclipse could bring real darkness upon the US

Looking forward to the total eclipse of the sun this August across the US? Well, you might get a bit concerned after reading this piece in the Washington Post. Here?s a warning from DN that things will probably get pretty wooey this summer. Religious leaders are promoting the predictable, explainable, perfectly natural event as a sign from god that End Times are on their way. Besides that, … [Read more...]

Ukraine bars Russia entry from Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Share this: Ukraine has barred Russia?s Eurovision contestant from entering the country because she previously performed in Crimea. Relations between the neighbors have deteriorated since Moscow?s 2014 annexation of the territory. Ukraine?s security service said Wednesday it had ?banned the citizen of the Russian Federation Yulia Samoylova from entering the country for a period of three years.? … [Read more...]

Gone fishing and caught a ghost in a selfie? Yep, fishy.

The latest viral ?ghost? photo is, again, making the rounds and roping in many who think you can prove an extraordinary claim with just a photo. You can?t. For expert paranormal photo debunking, we go to Kenny Biddle who reveals the more plausible explanations for this photo and why it looks very fishy. [Comments in brackets are mine ? Editor] Jessica Ogletree, writes on her Facebook page: FB … [Read more...]

Bulgarian President Radev: Turkey?s interference in our elections is absolutely unacceptable

Share this: It is a fact that Turkey is interfering in Bulgaria?s March parliamentary elections and this is absolutely unacceptable, head of state President Roumen Radev said in an interview with public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television. Radev was speaking on March 17, nine days before Bulgarians go to the polls to elect a new National Assembly, and after weeks of controversy over Ankara … [Read more...]

Jordan’s Oil Shale Plant Reaches Financial Close

Middle East countries are continuing to look at heavier fossil fuels, rather than solely natural gas, to expand their thermal power generation capacity. In Jordan, the Attarat Power Company (APCO) said March 16 that it has secured a $1.58bn and 15-year debt facility from Chinese financial institutions to support a 554 MW oil shale-fired power plant, according to a report by Xinhua News Agency. … [Read more...]