Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Texas Governor Blames Power Outages on Wind, Solar

…says the failure of renewable energy caused the emergency and that this shows the Green New Deal would be a disaster. He did not actually blame the outages on the Green New Deal as many have said. But he was shoveling pretty hard nonetheless.

Katie Shepherd, Wash Post Feb 17 https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/02/17/texas-abbott-wind-turbines-outages/

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Texas Oilfield Town Runs Out of Water
June 7, 2013, 09:23
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Yeah, that’s what happens.

Barnhart, a small community in West Texas, has run out of water.

[…]

About 30 communities statewide could run out of water by the end of the year, according to a list compiled by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

via West Texas Oilfield Town Runs Out of Water | The Texas Tribune.



Oil Jobs

PHOENIX (April 12, 2013) — U-Haul International, Inc., today released the results of the annual 2012 U-Haul National Migration Trend Report, titled “The U-Haul 2012 Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities.” According to moving data reflective of nationwide statistics for calendar year 2012, families moving to Houston took the No. 1 spot again, for the fourth year in a row. 

via U-Haul: About: U-Haul Names Houston as Top 2012 U.S. Destination City.



History of Texas Crude Oil Production

According to the Railroad Commission of Texas.

http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/data/production/oilwellcounts.php

Some individuals recently noting the difference between RRC and EIA production numbers. From a comment by Jeffrey Brown:

Total US Crude Oil Production (EIA, mbpd):

2002: 5.746
2003: 5.681
2004: 5.419
2005: 5.178
2006: 5.102
2007: 5.064
2008: 4.950
2009: 5.361
2010: 5.476
2011: 5.662

Total US Crude Oil Production, using RRC data for Texas, instead of EIA (Gap Between the two data sets):

2002: 5.615 (+131,000 bpd)
2003: 5.548 (+133,000)
2004: 5.303 (+116,000)
2005: 5.059 (+119,000)
2006: 4.948 (+154,000)
2007: 4.898 (+166,000)
2008: 4.813 (+137,000)
2009: 5.199 (+162,000)
2010: 5.285 (+194,000)
2011: 5.324 (+338,000)

http://www.theoildrum.com/node/9191#comment-893345



WSJ on oil vs. water

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204528204577009930222847246.html

Piece in WSJ on oil versus water in Texas. The inconvenient reality of hydro-fracking. The article itself claims 6 million gallons needed for each Frac in the Eagle Ford. (The article is behind the paywall.)