From the EIA today:
The United States remained the world's top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2015, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates.
U.S. petroleum and natural gas production first surpassed Russia in 2012, and the United States has been the world's top producer of natural gas since 2011 and the world's top producer of petroleum hydrocarbons since 2013. --- EIAI'm looking forward to John Kemp's tweets and photographs today. He's the Reuters/London oil analyst; does a fantastic job. Perhaps one of the most accessible analysts and tweeters out there. Seems like a straight-shooting guy with no hidden agenda. Seems to love life, sense of adventure. Photograph suggests he's in his late 20's. Ah, to be young, footloose and fancy free again.
Our older granddaughter and our son-in-law recently visited the Bakken. She has loaded all her photos. I was thrilled that she and he were able to visit the north unit of "the park." Wow, they saw a lot of wildlife, and the scenery, as usual, was breathtaking. I never get tired of looking at North Dakota scenery. The first thing that pops out at me: minimal signs of development, people. A lot of open, open space. Her flickr photostream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lauraallyn8/with/26899927450/.
First, no-bake cookie recipe --
Second, from the May 16, 2016, issue of The New Yorker, p. 28: Where There's Smoke. On the internet:
- very complicated;
- four hot mezcal cocktails; of the four, this one caught my eye (maybe it was the oysters on the half shell, or maybe because it was the easiest);
- and now back to The New Yorker:
- a "steamed" mix of mezcal, pear liqueur, lemon juice, and agave syrup