Pick n Mix

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With so many 'fracking' stories both for and against it is becoming a bit of a 'pick n mix'.  From Chevron starting its first 'shale gas' exploration into Romania,  to Iran's claim to supply Europe with natural Gas via three different routes, but in the main it is the fear mongering that  Russia's Gazprom will cease to supply Europe with gas that is headlining the news here in the UK; "There are a number of European countries that are extremely dependent on Russian gas," Britain's Minister of State for Business and Energy Michael Fallon told Reuters. "Europe has to reduce that dependence, to improve its connectivity, to look at encouraging more diverse sources of supply of gas ... and more generally to encourage indigenous sources of production of at least shale gas." 

Perhaps  Michael Fallon should look outside his window, here is a website that seems to have them all covered:  :http://www.news.nom.co/news-sources/naturalgaseurope.com-news/

I particularly liked this one "The Russian and Serbian foreign ministers said Tuesday their countries were ready to build a major natural gas pipeline to Europe and confirmed that Moscow and Belgrade saw eye to eye on the Ukrainian crisis. The meeting between Russia’s Sergei Lavrov and his Serbian counterpart, Ivica Dacic.... naturalgaseurope.com 2014-05-06 12:11:13"

It seems to becoming clearer that the 'energy' crisis in the UK ( a conspiracy theory if there ever was one)  is being stirred up by the American Energy giants seeking access and a free entry point into the UK and European energy market, alongside the Transatlantic Trade Partnership due to  being finalised later this year.   

The dark side is that this 'energy' battle is continuing to be played out in the lands of the Ukraine, dividing its people and putting Putin under evermore pressure to protect his people.

All this fuss about 'fracking' in the UK is surely just a 'prequel'  of what will be coming next, UCB or Underground Coal Burning, or UCG -Underground coal gasification (UCG) involves drilling down into coal - normally deep underground - then igniting it.     http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2013/12/could-burning-coal-under-the-sea...

Whilst underground coal burning has being going on either by accident or by design, the technologies to capture the 'energy'  are expected to emerge within the next five years, out teching the need for onshore 'fracking' or shale gas exploration.

So why don't the energy companies go straight to the jugular on this?  It would certainly give the 'tree-huggers' something far more serious to worry about .... http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/massive-underground-coal-fire...

New Scientist (Feb 14) "Beyond Fracking"  If you thought shalegas was a nightmare, you ain't seen nothing yet ....   "The real prize is to create yet more methane, by setting fire to huge amounts of buried coal"

And with one of the most cost efficient UCB areas being the North Sea, (plenty of rigs, siesmic surveys and structure already in place) perhaps, you never know,  we can forget about 'coastal erosion' and the next generation in a few years time will be able to cycle all the way back to 'the Motherland' and border controls will become irrelevant. .... 

someone recently said if you have 'blue eyes' you hail from the Ukraine ....

And near Blackpool: http://stopfyldefracking.org.uk/latest-news/how-does-high-volume-slick-w...

this ones for Mickey Fallon : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QccPUSTMriM





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Yep, its a mad bad world ... out there

National Review: Putin’s Anti-Fracking Campaign

Vladimir Putin, the ruler of Russia, wants to ban fracking in other countries. He is very concerned about their environments. If you frack, Putin told a global economic conference last year, “black stuff comes out of the tap.”

Alexey Miller — a longtime Putin crony going back to the early 1990s, when they stole the money that was supposed to buy food for the starving city of Leningrad, who now oversees the Russian state-owned gas company Gazprom — strongly supports his friend on this issue. He would like to see an EU-wide ban on fracking, and the Gazprom board is with him 100 percent. 

“The production of shale gas is associated with significant environmental risks, in particular the hazard of surface and underground water contamination with chemicals applied in the production process,” they warned the world in 2011. “This fact has already caused the prohibition of the shale gas development and production in France."



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" ...Using state-of-the-art fracking techniques ....

A government spokesman said: “Britain will be free to position itself wherever it pleases on the globe – in the North Pacific, closer to our future overlords the Chinese, or across the Atlantic closer to the USA if that turns out still to be the country to suck up to."  source:  http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/britain-to-be-physically-remo...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEPTlhBmwRg ;-)