Monthly Archives: June 2011

Drain America First

Pres Obama decided to start depleting the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).  This week he announce that he was going to drain 30 M bbl (1 bbl means 1 barrel or 150L ) oil we have stored for emergency use. This … Continue reading

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LISA goes the way of all US tech

On April 6, 2011, the US admitted once again that it would not keep international technology commitments and withdrew from the LISA project (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) a cooperative agreement with  ESA, (the European Space Agency) LISA was to be … Continue reading

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Japanese energy decision time

The news has been full of the Japanese problem.  Reuters  and others have been all over Yahoo this week and related news outlets.  Not the Fukushima fuel melt problems a couple months back, those were disturbing enough, but perfectly predictable.  … Continue reading

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Are Strategic Oil Reserves obsolete?

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is a pool of crude oil that we squirreled away over the years, to help us out in time of crisis. Recently, President Obama suggested that some of this resource might be used to help … Continue reading

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