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EROEI: A Useful Measure or a Distraction?

Random Thoughts from the High Desert by Sig Silber EROEI = Usable Acquired Energy / Energy Expended It seems so simple. If the amount of energy produced relative to the amount of energy utilized in producing that energy tends to … Continue reading

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Methane Losses Compromising the Potential Benefits of Using Natural Gas in Transportation Applications

Natural Gas has two advantages with respect to coal and other fossil fuels. At some times it is a lower cost fuel than other fossil fuels. Today, NG in the US has perhaps a 100% cost advantage over other fuels for most applications. Continue reading

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Peak Oil Deferred

Written by Sig Silber In 1956 Marion King Hubbert, The Chief Geology Consultant (some say it is more correct to refer to him as a research geophysicist) to Shell Oil, shocked the World by proclaiming that the production of U.S. … Continue reading

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David and Goliath: Texas v. New Mexico. Can a Court Create Water?

Written by Sig Silber The Complaint On January 8, 2013, the State of Texas filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting leave to file a complaint against the State of New Mexico. Along with the motion, Texas also … Continue reading

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Whiskey is for Drinking, Water is for Fighting

Why Resolving Water is Important but Difficult for the Western US Written by Sig Silber An enormous struggle and debate is taking place in the Western U.S. involving water. This struggle includes among other things: Historical disputes over who owns … Continue reading

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