The big divorce? What a difference a year makes!
A huge thank you to a reader for bringing this to my attention. Especially "beleaguer." LOL.
According to a data survey by financial website 24/7 Wall St., the oil and gas boom in North Dakota is what has helped propel Williams County into the top spot for the most wealth per county in the state.
The median household income in the county is nearly $90,000, almost $30,000 higher than the state average and $32,000 higher than the national average.
Unemployment is lower there than the state or national averages. You can read more on the data survey, as well as see where the wealth lies in other states, here, at 24/7.Let's look at some of the other counties:
DISH, Texas—Twenty years ago this month, a well was drilled here that changed the world.
Nothing at the time suggested the unassuming well in this rural town north of Fort Worth would hobble OPEC, the powerful oil cartel that had governed prices of the world’s most important commodity for more than a generation. Or that it would help turn the U.S. into a global energy exporter, or shuffle the geopolitical deck.
But it did all of that—and more. The well used hydraulic fracturing to crack the incredibly tight shale rocks below. It fired the first shot in the fracking revolution—a blast soon felt in Riyadh, Tehran and Moscow.
“I had no idea it would cause so much change. I was just trying to keep my job,” said Nick Steinsberger on a recent visit to the well pad. He was the engineer who obtained permission to try a new approach to completing the well that had been drilled a mile and a half deep into a thick grey wedge of rock known as the Barnett Shale.
Mr. Steinsberger, now 54, called the experiment “my slick-water frack.” It was the first commercially successful use of sand, water and chemicals, pumped into the shale under high pressure, to break open the rock and unleash the natural gas trapped inside. It was the beginning of modern fracking.Long, long, article at the link. I assume it's behind a paywall. Hopefully most can access it. Great story. Sent to me by Don many weeks ago.
More nonsense, from Bloomberg. A great headline but half-a-million bopd won't even come close to making a dent. Saudi Arabia is in deep trouble. Over at oilprice, "oil prices rise as Saudi exports plummet."Today, in the Financial Times, this headline: OPEC's usual cut gambit is unlikely to move the needle. Saudi Arabia needs to trim quality not just volume in order to balance markets.
Initially David Lean had desired to use a well-known Russian song but could not locate the rights to it, and delegated responsibility to Maurice Jarre.
On the soundtrack album for Zhivago, there is no one track listed as "Lara's Theme."
A variation of the piece appears in numerous sections, however.
Some tracks briefly cite it, while others are composed entirely from the motif. The orchestration is varied, most notably with balalaika and orchestra.
One of the main reasons the theme is featured in so many tracks is that Lean had hired an impromptu balalaika orchestra from several Russian Orthodox Churches in Los Angeles; the musicians could only learn 16 bars of music at a time, and could not read written music.
I had no idea what "Man City" referred to but I do believe you are correct. The day this was posted or the day before it was posted "Man City" won 9 - 0 in the English League Cup semifinal. But wow, that was a stretch to have figured that obscure point on twitter.
... the state’s crude oil production was 1.35 billion barrels through November 2018 with a total of 1.5 billion barrels expected through 2018. November’s figures represent an increase of 209 million barrels. Natural gas production was at 7.5 trillion cubic feet through November.
LPG exports out of Gulf Coast marine terminals averaged nearly 1.04 MMb/d in 2018, a gain of 12% from 2017 and 35% from 2016. And, with U.S. NGL production rising steadily, 2019 is looking to be another banner year for LPG shipments to overseas buyers. The increasing volume of propane and normal butane — the NGL purity products generally referenced as LPG — is filling up the existing export capacity of the Gulf Coast’s six LPG terminals and spurring the development of a number of expansion projects. Today, we continue our blog series on propane and butane export facilities along the Gulf, West and East coasts, and what’s driving the build-out of these assets.