torsdag 25 juli 2013

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Fracking banhalts first shale gas project in Spain
Christian Science Monitor - Jul 8, 2013 csmonitor.com 

A ban on fracking in a northern region ofSpain has crimped Repsol SA's plans to begin drilling for shale gas in the north ofSpain.Repsol had planned to begin seismic studies, with a view to drilling, in July, but the Cantabrian fracking ban, which prevents all hydraulic fracturing activities within the region’s borders, has put a hold on plans...

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...The Cantabria region is estimated to hold the largest share of the country’s shale reserves, which Spain’s oil and gas trade group argue could meet domestic demand for up to 70 years. Acccording to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, that could be as much as 227 billion cubic meters of recoverable shale gas. Still, despite such potential, Cantabria’s regional government have expressed strong concern about the environmental impact of the extraction process, including the effect it could have on local water sources...


Tilläggas kan att jag sett flera nya statliga studier i USA som inte påvisat någon skada från fracking som sker typ 600-1000 meter under grundvattennivån.

EU's största problem är dess ständigt växande politiska och gröna överklass som inte bara skimmar av allt mer av vad som en krympande marknadsekonomi skapar utan också i tilltagande grad direkt saboterar. Resultatet är bokstavligen fler uteliggare i takt med att fler och fler människor inte klarar av trycket av en krympande ekonomi som blir den naturliga följden av strypt kapitalism.

Jag antar att ni också ser hur en stor del av Vattenfalls problem skapas av deras hypermoderna gaskraftverk (vilka går på svindyr rysk gasimport då fracking förbjuds av mp) inte kan konkurrera med ett EU som kraftigt ökar brännandet av USA importerad kol i gamla anläggningar. Min ärliga uppfattning är att majoriteten av miljöpartister saknar intellektet att tänka på mer än en fråga i taget och därför inte kan se konsekvenserna av sitt vanstyre.

Från DI idag:
Kraftverket har en produktionskapacitet på över 1.300 megawatt, lika mycket som en modern kärnkraftsreaktor. Problemet är att Magnum inte behövs med tanke på överskottet på el i Nederländerna eller – vad värre är – ens är konkurrenskraftigt.
Faktum är att gaskraften är så olönsam att Vattenfall har beslutat att lägga huvuddelen av verket, två av de tre turbinerna, i malpåse.
Vattenfall kunde på onsdagen inte ge något besked om den enda turbinen som har startats ­faktiskt kommer att köras för fullt.
Enligt vd:n Øystein Løseth är det ovisst om och när Magnum över huvud taget kommer att kunna köras för fullt. Och han sätter sitt hopp till politikerna.
”För att gaskraften ska bli lönsam krävs sannolikt att politikerna vidtar åtgärder. Bäst vore om handeln med utsläppsrätter åtgärdades. Då skulle gasens konkurrenskraft mot kolet, som ju släpper ut betydligt mer kol­dioxid, förbättras”, säger han.
Några sådana tecken finns ännu inte och frågan är om inte Vattenfall riskerar nya nedskrivningar på sin gaskraft.
Notera DI's miss att inte ifrågasätta varför USA importerad kol är så billig medans gas är så dyrt... Vattenfalls lösning är också att göra kolen dyrare (el ännu dyrare i EU vs USA). Ingen tacklar de helt andra avdelningarna inom gröna jättebyråkratin som blockerar EU's egna enorma gasreserver och skapar sånt här:

Coal-fired power plants contributed 52% of Germany's first-half electricity demand as output from natural gas-fired power plants and wind turbines fell, research organization Fraunhofer Institute (ISE) said.

Burning coal produces 33 times as many particulates as oil, and almost 400 times as many as natural gas.(Kina)

Det vore som sagt intressant med en större EU undersökning för att se om även EU har problemet att ca 50% av journalisterna är bekännande miljöpartister precis som Sverige.

EU hade verkligen kunnat behöva en shale revolution och skippad rysk import av gas och tillhörande full fart i allt från infrastruktur till processindustri.

Låt oss avsluta med en ledande (S) röst och stor bidragstagare från oss i Nordeuropa och konsekvenserna av vanstyret:
President Francois Hollande said on Sunday that France would maintain its ban on the exploration for shale gas throughout his five-year term. "As long as I am president, there were will be no exploration for shale gas," Hollande said during a Bastille Day interview with top television channels.
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Ratings agency Fitch downgraded France from the top AAA credit rating on July 12, citing a heavier government debt load and poor prospects for growth

Det var som sagt det där med att kunna se enkla samband och problemet rödgröna har med att ens formulera ekvationen 1 plus 1 och än mindre fundera på något resultat av den...  

Sorry, blir en fortsättning i alla fall... stoppa pressarna, jag hittade en röst i Irland som publicerats och som inser sambanden.... 

'The 1.8 per cent of voters who voted Green in 2011 often hold the rest of the country hostage through their influence on the media. We need to understand that oil and gas belong to everyone in Ireland...'

THE story of oil and gas exploration both onshore and offshore in Ireland has often been one of dashed hopes. But recent hi-tech advancements in exploration techniques show that oil and gas is most likely abundant and ubiquitous worldwide. And, despite Irish greens' "Stop the planet, I want to get off" narrative, the world does include Ireland.
The issue of energy in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe needs a little bit more reality and a lot less magical thinking.

We can all agree that CO2 is a global issue that needs to be dealt with. But the only part of the world actually reducing CO2 production is the United States, as huge new supplies of natural gas perform a trick only recently thought impossible: economic growth and lower CO2.
Let's start discussing Ireland, based on some facts.

The Republic used 130,000 barrels of oil per day last year, which works out at roughly €3.6bn a year. In natural gas, we imported 4.2 billion cubic metres at a cost of at least €1bn. (I don't need to tell this to most readers, but I have to provide a reality check for those opposing oil and gas.)

The balance of payments is a key metric. The surplus is very important to the economy's very large foreign debts. These cannot be paid down unless a surplus is being run on the balance of payments. A surplus makes the paying down of debts owed to foreigners, and thus the government's rate of interest, that much easier.

So if we could make Ireland energy independent, we'd reduce the current account balance by over 7 per cent.
To provide another perspective, the €4.6bn that is spent on energy takes out of the economy only slightly less than the tourism industry puts into it. So energy independence would have the same effect as doubling tourist revenues.

The key point we need to understand is how importing energy is exporting money. Even more significant is that the oil and gas underneath Ireland and the surrounding seas could provide an even better boost to the economy. Ireland has one of the lower royalty rates of gas and oil at 25 per cent, but even that would mean over €1bn a year to the Minister of Finance. The actual benefits would be even greater as the oil and gas sector would see international investment flowing and job creation. Job creation means lower social spending and people paying taxes to lower the deficit even further.


So what's stopping Ireland?
It's still early stages, but it appears that Ireland has both offshore oil and gas and onshore shale gas that provide a good news story for both the economy and the environment. The Barryroe field should start producing in 2015/16 and has recoverable oil equal to almost seven years of imports. Let's not forget that the Porcupine Basin off the Southwest and the Irish Sea in the Dalkey Basin are equally prospective.

Barryroe would also be able to produce significant quantities of gas, yet in natural gas, excitement also surrounds Tamboran's proposals in Cavan, Leitrim and Fermanagh. Tamboran says that it has enough gas for 40 years of energy security and will need investment of €7bn and create 600 jobs in the Republic with slightly more security, investment and jobs being created in Northern Ireland.
But as they say in the TV show, we don't want to give you that. Using natural gas to replace the coal still used in 20 per cent of the generation mix would cut another several hundred million off the balance of payments spent on importing coal and reduce both air pollution and CO2 production since gas is 50 per cent cleaner than coal and 30 per cent cleaner than oil.

But the unrealistic and unscientific green opponents don't want to give you that either. Using a combination of junk science gleaned from YouTube videos, an unrealistic idea of how advanced renewable technology is and the mad idea that we can simply stop using a third of energy overnight, they try to convince the 98.2 per cent of the electorate who didn't vote for them in the 2011 election that we should leave carbon fuels in the ground.

Importing energy into Ireland is no different from exporting money. Yet a handful of protesters have a history of impoverishing Ireland even further through a naive and unrealistic, almost religious belief in a bright green world. They believe in both catastrophic climate change and magical solutions.
Again, climate change is something the rest of the planet must deal with, but five million Irish won't make any difference to world CO2 levels. The surging production of gas in North America is cutting CO2 as it reduces coal use, and we can hope the initial estimates of even more shale gas in China will mean the world climate crisis can be solved by an eventual substitution of gas for coal in China.
Simply replacing only a quarter of Chinese coal with gas, for example, would be the same as causing all European CO2 from coal and gas generation to disappear.

But the 1.8 per cent of voters who voted Green in 2011 often hold the rest of the country hostage through their influence on the media. We need to understand that oil and gas belong to everyone in Ireland: Dublin, Belfast, Waterford and the rest of us. We need to start a national conversation over national resources we hold in common.

It's simply unfair for mis-informed scaremongers in Leitrim and Cavan to decide the outcome of everyone else's economic future. No one is proposing to industrialise the landscape. Shale gas will certainly have a lower footprint than the thousands of windmills proposed to export electricity to the UK for example.

The stories of water pollution are simply that: stories. There has been not one single case of proven pollution out of hundreds of thousands of shale wells in the US. The famous American lawyers would have picked up on that – but they haven't because they need proof.

The impact on the green and pleasant land will be far less than some fear it will be, with only a handful of drill sites going at once, rarely within sight of each other.
The good burgers of Bremen or the Meinheers of Maastricht will continue to come to Ireland for their holidays – but all winter long, the hotels and B&Bs could also be full with gas industry workers from Calgary and Houston. Many tourists come to Ireland because they don't have a hope of selling their summer home. They could be very happy to rent them to oil and gas workers all year.
The alternative for the unemployed of Ireland will be that the airports will be still be full – of emigrants. When a nurse leaves Dublin, she'll be gone because the Government has run out of money for her job. We have to ask why Enda Kenny is brave enough to close hospitals but not brave enough to stand up to a tiny majority of activists who disrupt on- and offshore oil and gas as they did the Corrib before them.

Energy has been a boring industry for years. Too many people think electricity comes out of the wall, but a lot of smart people think about it all the time so consumers never need to. The recent advances in 3D seismic exploration, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have unleashed a wave of energy innovation in Barryroe and Leitrim alike.
The income generated from those resources could be felt in every corner of Ireland. It would also be felt in the pockets of the bankers when they won't have the excuse to squeeze more interest out of the Irish stone.
But this will only happen if we start looking at the riches held in the rocks of Ireland. Our rocks hold our future.
Oisin Fanning is executive chairman of San Leon Energy
Irish Independent

Ingen journalist men låt oss inte begära mirakel... journalisterna stoppade i alla fall inte insändaren från att uttrycka sin åsikt. 
  

2 kommentarer:

  1. Rent skitsnack att MP har ca 50% bland svenska journalister. Det är inaktuell statistik från Ljugholtperidoen. Ett mera rimligt antagande vad gäller dagens fördelning vore ca 30% MP. Väldigt högt ändå förstås.

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    1. Jag förstår inte varför du menar att det skulle ha fallit när trenden i mätningarna varit ökande senaste åren. Läsare här har sett den senaste officiella mätningen som var 44% så ordet skitsnack är oavsett vart vi gissar det gått sen dess fel...

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