Monday, November 14, 2016

Chesapeake Energy Continues To Divest Natural Gas Assets -- November 14, 2016

From Investopedia:
  • past week, announced
    • to divest natural gas holdings in the Devonian shale in Kentucky and West Virginia
    • potential buyer rumored to be US Junior Core Minerals, a privately held company 
    • 882,000 acres with 5,600 wells
  • earlier decision
    • to leave Barnett Shale in northeast Texas
  • future
    • will likely rid itself of assets in the Haynesville play in Louisiana
    • already has 73,000 acres in northern Sabine and southern DeSoto parishes up for bid 
Russian Northern Fleet


Later, 12:58 p.m. Central Time: a reader sent me this link, a report that the Russians had lost a MIG-29 off the a/c carrier. I replied: a third-rate navy.

Original Post
"The little tug that could" is now anchored in Tartus harbor. There are four other ships anchored in the harbor. Two more ships are ready to dock. The most recent ping was for minutes ago, approximately 8:59 a.m. Central Time. My hunch is that the a/c carrier remains off-shore.

The four other ships at anchor/docked are not relevant to this discussion.

The two ships heading to the docks are:
  • Osipov, Russian, unspecified, but looking at the photograph suggests a trawler - communications vessel
  • Liva, Czech, general cargo
For more on Tartus, see this post:  The heading in the screenshot is not quite accurate: Russia has had a naval facility at Tartus for quite some time; however, Russia now plans to convert that "temporary" naval facility to a permanent facility.

The Apple Page

This is perhaps the best review of the new MacBook Pro I've seen.

David Pogue was an Apple fanboy until he wasn't, many decades ago. 


  1. Woops, splash one Mig-29K! It was Trumps fault! Another family might survive in Aleppo now.

    1. Third-rate navy when it comes to a/c landings. I spoke to a 90-year-old US naval aviator on Veterans Day. He has over 500 night carrier landings and about 200 daylight carrier landings. He quit counting the night landings because all naval aviators "know" that it's just a matter of time before one's luck ran out.

      Over the years he said a/c carriers "got smaller." The physical size of the a/c carrier was longer when measure in feet, but the planes came in at landing speeds so much faster the a/c carriers were becoming relatively shorter and shorter. Fascinating conversation.