Sunday, September 8, 2019

North Dakota #1 -- Again -- September 8, 2019

Farming, you think?

China -- Soybeans -- 2019

From twitter today:

NASCAR At Indy; Cowboys Destroy New York -- September 8, 2019

  • Stands are empty but those who did go are getting their money's worth. 
  • Some big crashes; big names taken out of this race and big names, including Jimmy Johnson, will not be a contender in the "playoffs."
  • Unlike the PGA, all racers will race but only the points leaders will be eligible to win the championship 
  • 16 of the 43 racers will compete in the playoffs;

  • Final:
    • Cowboys: 35
    • NY Giants: 17
  • The Giants scored their last touchdown when the outcome of the game had already been determined. 
  • The Cowboys looked very, very impressive: great running / passing balance. 
  • I assume CBS ratings plunged somewhere early in the second half in the Eagles - Patriots game; so incredibly lopsided even the color commentators were bored; 
  • the Detroit Lions - Arizona Cardinals -- a lot more interesting for a quarter, but after all that playing and sitting through all the commercials, the game ends in a tie -- ridiculous 

As noted earlier, a lot of viewers tuned out.

Link here

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October 13, 2019, T+35: and so it goes. 

October 12, 2019, T+34: Trump pulling troops out of Syria; giving "green light" to Turkey to slaughter the Kurds; not going to go over well;

October 11, 2019, T+33: whistleblower afraid to testify to Congress in person; wants to answer questions in writing.

October 10, 2019, T+32; impeachment inquiry; Trump rally in Minneapolis, MN. If you listen carefully and are paying attention, in a tweet today (yesterday?) Hillary effectively announced she will run for president. 

October 9, 2019, T+31: impeachment inquiry -- Trump says he won't participate.

October 8, 2019, T+30: impeachment inquiry. 

October 7, 2019, T+29: death cross -- Pocahontas at 26.6; Biden at 26.4.

October 6, 2019, T+28:

October 5, 2019, T+27: Russia! Russia! Russia! Recession! Recession! Recession! Kavanaugh! Kavanaugh! Kavanaugh! Ukraine! Ukraine! Ukraine!

October 4, 2019, T+26: most interesting -- nothing out of Occasional Cortex since Pelosi agreed to the impeachment inquiry. An "inquiry" has no subpoena power. Kinda important. Mainstream media in agreement: Biden's campaign is over. Third in line: President (in waiting) Nancy Pelosi. Yes, the "trial" in the US Senate will be very short. LOL. Romney makes his move:

October 3, 2019, T+25: has this Congress done anything at all?

October 2, 2019, T+24: it turns out the "whistleblower" colluded with pencil-neck. Pencil-neck or his staff wrote the "whistleblower's" complaint. LOL. Bernie Sanders campaign is suspended. Bernie Sanders receiving free medical care somewhere in the US, and it's not ObamaCare. 

October 1, 2019, T+23: whistleblower changing story -- says he had first-hand knowledge; or Director, National Intelligence, was incorrect when he sent complaint to Congress. 

September 30, 2019, T+22: nothing changed --  looks more and more like a Romney vs Hillary in 2020, or failing that, a Romney vs Pocahontas.

September 29, 2019, T+21: looks more and more like a Romney vs Hillary in 2020, or failing that, a Romney vs Pocahontas.

September 28, 2019, T+20: it's pretty much agreed now that Hillary was behind the whistleblower scandal -- it will take out Biden, and possibly Trump. It will be interesting to see how Hillary takes out Pocahontas. Hillary is starting to emerge -- listening tour announced, and now a book tour. Keynote speaker at NARL.

September 27, 2019, T+19: impeachment headlines still dominate. Democrat polls keep coming out. Most recent show Biden at 28.4% and trending down. It will be interesting how the Ukraine story affects his polling. All polls averaged, Pocahontas at 21.7%. Sanders unchanged at 17.3%. Still looks like a brokered convention unless the super-delegates "steal"  it on the first vote. Harris at 4.9% -- never saw anyone implode so quickly, except perhaps Beto "hell, yes, we're gonna take your guns" at 2.4% and would be much worse were it not for two older polls giving him 4%; same for Castro, now at 1.3%. Still not sure which Castro is running.

September 26, 2019, T+18: the most recent polling is interesting. RealClearPolitics has added two more polls since last report: the Economist and Quinnipiac. I "trust" Quinnipiac. I do not "trust" the Economist, clearly one of the most liberal outlets. Having said that, in both polls:
  • Pocahontas: 27%, which beats Biden
  • Biden: 25.5%, averaging those two polls
  • overall now:
    • Biden: still below 30% at 29%
    • Pocahontas: 21.4% but that's with the two new polls (both 27%)
    • Sanders: steady at 17.3%
    • Buttigieg: 5.8%
    • Kamala: imploded; at 5%
    • Oddball Yang: 3.3%
    • Beto, "hell, yes, we're gonna take your guns": 2.6%
    • Booker: 2%
  • Now, about that impeachment. Transcript released; it's a nothing-burger, but even worse than that (for the Dems): the Ukrainian president said very, very clearly that he was never pressured at all; on top of that nothing ever came of the items Trump mentioned in the phone call; Trump has been all over the news networks; Trump is at 53% approval on Rasmussen, highest in recent weeks; Dems trying to spin this story their way, but the Americans see through this; so many story lines; will keep "journalists" busy for months; 

September 25, 2019, T+17: now that we've had a few more days since the last debate, but before the impeachment decision, we have new polling numbers. Again, my comments are based on the average as compiled by Real Clear Politics, linked above:
  • Biden: right at 29.6%, almost 30%
  • Pocahontas: at 19.7%, almost 20%
  • Sanders: 17.1%; 
  • the top three have all increased a point or two since the last poll average, which means that others down the totem pole, must have dropped further. Let's see:
    • Buttigieg: moved up to 6% from 5%
    • Kamala: continues to drop; now down below 6%, at 5.6%; was 6.2% and falling;
    • Yang: at 3.6%; also, up; up from 3%
    • Beto: down to 2.9% ("Hell, yes, we're going to take your guns.")
    • Booker: 2.6%
    • Castro (not sure which one): 1.3%
    • Steyer: at 0.7%; I'm still not sure how he qualified for the October debate

September 24, 2019, T+16: it's on. IMPEACHMENT.

September 23, 2019, T+15: some time ago I said that if Pocahontas were to surge, the Hillary war room would move into action. Pocahontas has surged and it appears she it is her nomination to lose. Today, it is announced that Hillary will begin a new listening tour. Coincidental? I think not. 

September 22, 2019, T+14: in politics, timing is everything. Just when Biden has an issue on which to on Trump, polls show that he is losing to Pocahontas.

September 21, 2019, T+13: And then there were nine. Cory Booker about to drop out. Polling at 2.8%, his votes will likely be spread among everyone but Crazy Bernie. I suppose Pocahontas could be biggest beneficiary. This is quite incredible. Kamala has fallen so far she now trails Buttigeig. Pocahontas is coming close to a statistical tie with Joe Biden: 31 - 26 in NBC/WSJ poll. Tea leaves suggest the following:
  • near-term, through 4Q19: three-way tie among Biden, Pocahontas, and Sanders with Sanders trending down; Pocahontas trending up; Biden polling up/down in a 28 - 32 polling range
  • mid-term: through 1Q20: Sanders slips significantly; his support going to Pocahontas; she overtakes Biden by a clear margin but not enough to take the first vote in the convention
  • leading up to the convention: Biden is clearly not going to get the nomination; it's clearly Pocahontas' convention to win; Sanders fading quickly as super-delegates move toward Pocahontas
  • first vote pending: Pocahontas by a very, very slim margin; rumors she and and Buttigieg could hook up
  • Hillary War Room: one last effort, at all costs, to stop Pocahontas; hell hath no fury like a scorned woman
September 20, 2019, T+12: Ukraine story still top story at Drudge.

September 19, 2019, T+11: US House Judiciary Committee to impeach the president has fallen into chaos; even the media upset. Pelosi apparently wants the charade to stop. More and more it might be better for GOP to keep the investigation going. It prevents the US House Judiciary Committee from doing some real work with the Nadler agenda. He's up for re-election, apparently in a brutal political fight. 

September 18, 2019, T+10: new poll out after New Mexico rally and attack on Saudi Arabia showing Trump's approval back to 50%. For "Trump approval rating," I only follow Rasmussen. After third Democrat debate, the tea leaves suggest Biden dropped a couple of points; Pocahontas up a couple of points, but Bernie maybe slightly ahead, putting him (barely) in second place. Most notable is how far Kamala has fallen. 

September 17, 2019, T+9a: most recent polling data; the first data released after the third debate, Thursday, September 12, 2019. It's important to note that only new poll has been added (Politico). This is the average of five polls, only one poll (the Politico poll) was taken during and after the debate:
  • Biden: before the debate, 26.8%; now 26.2%
  • Bernie: 16.8%, unchanged, third, behind Pocahontas
  • Pocahontas: 17%, up from 16.8% -- surging ... LOL
  • Harris: falls a bit, from 6.5% to 6.2%
  • Buttigieg: up from 4.8% to 5%
  • Beto: up to 3% from 2.8% (but probably lost Texas for the Democrats)
  • Yang: unchanged at 3%
  • interestingly, the outlier is the most recent poll (Politico) which has Biden at 32%; everyone else has Biden in the mid-20s. Will the rest follow suit once they show their polls taken after the third debate?
  • in Texas, the last polling data was before September 10 (before the third debate); Quinnipiac had Beto at 16.5%; it will be interesting to see how Texas Dems appreciated his, "hell yes, we're gonna take your guns."
September 17, 2019, T+9: even by Trump Derangement Syndrome standards, the noise generated by the false story the New York Times published this past weekend was "over the top." If something doesn't make sense, follow the money or google it. In this case neither works. My hunch: there are dots connecting this "over the top" hysteria with the health of RBG. I think the movers and shakers know something about RBG that is not being reported. Short list here. Probably hasn't changed but it's gonna be a woman.

September 16, 2019, T+8: Trump in Rio Rancho, NM, for a rally tonight. Biggest thing New Mexico has seen in years. RRNM is a "suburb" on the northwest side of Albuquerque.

September 15, 2019, T+7: third debate, the 10-DDD -- the Dems were close to taking Texas in the next presidential election, but "snap" polls show Beto ended that chance now and forever.

September 14, 2019, T+6: Iran takes out Saudi's largest export facility. If Iranian oil storage not "mysteriously hit in next 48 hours I will be seriously disappointed. What would Bolton do?

September 13, 2019, T+5: video of 10-DDD conclusively shows Biden almost lost his teeth. Mainstream media won't report.

September 12, 2019, T+4: last poll before the 10-dwarf debate tonight. Shocking:
  • Biden: well below 30%; now at 26.8%; sharp downturn; the Reuters poll has him at 22%
  • Bernie: overtakes Pocahontas; back to 17.3%
  • Pocahontas: back to 16.8%; so much for that surge
  • Kamala: falls further; now at 6.5%
  • Buttigieg: still below 5% but back up to 4.8%
  • Yang: 3%
  • Beto: 2.8%
  • when you look at the state polling, it makes sense why Kamala (CA) and Beto (TX) stay in the race; at their state level, both Kamala and Beto do very, very well
September 11, 2019, T+3: Trump wins two important elections in North Carolina; US Supreme Court supports Trump on southern surge ruling.

September 10, 2019, T+2: Making America great: for first time ever, most new working-age hires in the US are people of color -- Washington Post, today.  Democrat response (see comments at linked article):
  • Bernie: resist!
  • Buttigieg: change course!
  • Beto: re-set!
  • Biden: what just happened? We need to get back to "normal."
September 9, 2019, T+1: poll updates occurring almost daily; statistically it appears the changes mean nothing but following the trend is fascinating:
  • Biden: below 30% again (week following bloody eye; "details don't matter"; more pressure to release medical records);
  • Pocahontas: creeping upward; now at 18%; I think this may be her personal high
  • Crazy Bernie: back up to 17.5% which must be irritating Biden/Pocahontas to no end
  • Kamala: continues to implode; now at 7.2%
  • Buttigieg: below 5%; at 4.3%
  • Beto: at 2.3%
  • anyone below 3% is background noise
  • Castro (not sure which twin): below 1%, at 0.8%; Steyer must be furious
DNC Convention: first round/second round
  • Biden, 30%
  • Pocahontas: 20%
  • Sanders: 20%
DNC Convention: third round
  • Biden: 40%
  • Pocahontas: 40%
  • Sanders: 20%
DNC Convention: fourth round
  • lots of speeches
  • horse-trading
  • anything could happen 
  • diva ex machina
Good time to look at the "DNC superdelegate rules": link here. If no candidate has "50% +1" at opening of the DNC, superdelegates cannot vote in the first round. If not one gets "50% + 1" in the first round of voting, then the superdelegates can vote in the second round.
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The Stroh Wells Have Been Updated -- September 8, 2019

The Stroh wells turned out to be some great wells; most are still going strong.

Animation On A Sunday Morning -- September 8, 2019


Moratorium On Natural Gas Hookups In NYC Area Continue -- September 8, 2019

From google search today:

The Bakken Boom Rumbles On -- Irish Times -- September 8, 2019

A reader caught this and sent me the link. Thank you.

From The Irish Times, Friday, September 6, 2019: "North Dakota's oil boom rumbles on."
Global oil prices have dropped almost 50 per cent below their 2014 high. But here in North Dakota, oil is still the only game in town.

Named after Henry Bakken, on whose land the first well was constructed in 1953, the Bakken Formation is thought to hold about 7.4 billion barrels of recoverable oil stretching across western North Dakota, Montana and north into the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

In Watford City and Williston, ground zero of the Bakken oil boom, camp sites are full and prefab houses or ‘man camps’ built to house oil workers litter the otherwise bucolic countryside. Pick-ups with registration plates from Florida, Oklahoma and especially Texas dominate the streets. The typical, familiar symbols of suburban American life – big box stores such as Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond or Target are absent in Williston. But locals find a certain comfort in the fact that in their places are names such as Halliburton and Hess.

Thanks largely to the shale revolution, the US now regularly produces more oil month-to-month than Russia or Saudi Arabia. And Texas aside, today no other US state produces more crude oil than North Dakota, a state bigger than Ireland, Scotland and Wales combined but home to just 760,000 people. Over the past decade, the Bakken has become one of the largest oil shale plays in the world, meaning that when America came close to going under in the aftermath of the Great Recession that unfolded after 2008, North Dakota, pumping 1.2 million barrels per day at its height in 2014, boasted the lowest unemployment rate in the country.
Worth archiving.

Bakken Economy

The "old" Williston High School is now the city's middle school. For decades, a beautiful E. J. Hagan indoor swimming pool was co-located across the street, but over time, it has grown old and not used. The city has newer pools. The plan is to renovate the building for new uses for the middle school.

A reader sent me a photo of a recent fundraiser in downtown Williston to raise funds for the renovatin of the building. More on this story at KEYZ radio.

A Nice Jump In Production For An Old Mildred Nelson Well -- September 8, 2019

The well:
  • 17472, 593, Oasis, Mildred Nelson 4-25H, Elidah, t6/09; cum 133K 7/19
The Mildred Nelson wells are tracked here.

Recent production:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

The Oasis Mildred Nelson Wells

The graphic:

The wells:

34156, 853, Oasis, Aagvik 5298 14-26 14TX, Banks, t3/19; cum 140K 7/19;

17472, 593, Oasis, Mildred Nelson 4-25H, Elidah, t6/09; cum 133K 7/19; nice jump in production here;

34717, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson.... producing ... a huge well ...
34716, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson.... producing ... a huge well ...
34715, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson.... producing ... a huge well ...
34713, 725, Oasis, Nordeng 5298 12-25W 3B, Banks, t3/19; cum 169K 7/19;
34712, 548, Oasis, Nordeng 5298 12-25W 4T, Banks, t3/19; cum 125K 7/19;

34718, conf, Oasis, Nordeng.... producing ... a huge well ...
34719, conf, Oasis, Nordeng.... producing ... a huge well ...
34720, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson.... producing ... a huge well ...
34721, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson.... producing ... a huge well ...
34722, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson.... producing ... a huge well ...

34742, 914, Oasis, Mildred Nelson 5298 13-25 8B, Elidah, t6/19; cum 40K 7/19;
34743, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson.... producing ... a huge well ...
34744, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson.... producing ... a huge well ...
34745, conf, Oasis, Nordeng.... producing ... a huge well ...
34746, conf, Oasis, Nordeng.... producing ... a huge well ...
35120, conf, Oasis, Nordeng.... producing ... a huge well ...

35317, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson.... producing ... a huge well ...
35316, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson.... producing ... a huge well ...
35118, conf, Oasis, Kellogg Federal.... producing ... a huge well ...
35117, conf, Oasis, Kellogg Federal.... producing ... a huge well ...
35116, conf, Oasis, Kellogg Federal ...
35115, conf, Oasis, Kellogg Federal ...

Early Production Date For Wells Coming Off Confidential List This Next Week -- September 8, 2019

35977, conf, Newfield, Sturgeon 150-99-18-19-5H, South Tobacco Garden:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

35709, conf, Liberty Resources, UT 158-93-12-1-4MBH, Enget Lake:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

34717, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson 5298 12-25W 2B, Elidah:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

34716, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson 5298 12-25W 3T, Elidah:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

 34715, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson 5298 12-25W 4B, Elidah:
DateOil RunsMCF Sold

35980, conf, Newfield, Sturgeon 150-99-18-19-10H,  South Tobacco Garden:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

35976, conf, Newfield, Sturgeon 150-99-18-19-11H,  South Tobacco Garden:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

32981, conf, BR, State Dodge 2C TFH, Dimmick Lake:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

35979, conf, Newfield, Sturgeon 150-98-18-19-3H,  South Tobacco Garden:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

Wells Coming Off The Confidential List This Next Week -- September 8, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019: 43 for the month; 175 for the quarter:
35522, conf, Hess, EN-Davenport-156-94-1003H-3, 

Sunday, September 15, 2019: 42 for the month; 174 for the quarter:
36142, conf, Hunt, Cook 146-93-24-13H-4, 
35521, conf, Hess, EN-Davenport-156-94-1003H-2, 

Saturday, September 14, 2019: 40 for the month; 172 for the quarter:

Friday, September 13, 2019: 40 for the month; 172 for the quarter:
35520, conf, Hess, EN-Davenport-LE-156-94-1003H-1, 

Thursday, September 12, 2019: 39 for the month; 171 for the quarter:
35977, conf, Newfield, Sturgeon 150-99-18-19-5H, 
35709, conf, Liberty Resources, UT 158-93-12-1-4MBH, 
35519, conf, Hess, EN-Davenport-LE-156-94-1003H-1, 
34717, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson 5298 12-25W 2B,
23716, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson 5298 12-25W 3T
34715, conf, Oasis, Mildred Nelson 5298 12-25W 4B, 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019: 33 for the month; 165 for the quarter:
35980, conf, Newfield, Sturgeon 150-99-18-19-10H, 
35518, conf, Hess, EN-Person-156-94-1102H-5, 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019: 31 for the month; 163 for the quarter:
35976, conf, Newfield, Sturgeon 150-99-18-19-11H, 
35953, conf, RimRock, Two Shields Butte 5-7-8-8H3
35755, conf, XTO, Tom State 34X-1EXH, 
35517, conf, Hess, EN-Perso-156-94-1102H-4,
32981, conf, BR, State Dodge 2C TFH

Monday, September 9, 2019: 26 for the month; 158 for the quarter:
35954, conf, RimRock, Two Shields Butte 5-7-8-8H, 
35754, conf, XTO, Tom State 34X-1A, 

Sunday, September 8, 2019: 24 for the month; 156 for the quarter:
35979, conf, Newfield, Sturgeon 150-98-18-19-3H, 
35753, conf, XTO, Tom state 34X-1E2, 

Saturday, September 7, 2019: 22 for the month; 154 for the quarter:
36014, conf, RimRock, Two Shields Butte 5-7-8-1H3U,
35752, conf, XTO, Tom state 34X-1B, 
35222, conf, Hess, BB-Federal A-LS-151-95-0915H-6, 

Kernza -- North Dakota Just Keeps Getting Better -- Saving The Planet -- One Wheatfield At A Time -- September 8, 2019

This was originally posted three days ago, but due to a significant update, it is being re-posted:


September 8, 2019: in the linked story at the original post, Kernza was said to be a "wild relative of annual wheat," suggesting to me it was "wild." Now this, from agweek, August 26, 2019:
Kernza is a brand of forage grass called intermediate wheatgrass. It is is in the embryonic stages of development, with an intent toward commercialization, with uses including making bread, pasta and beer.
Kernza, a trademark name for a crop developed at Salina, Kan., by the Land Institute, a group founded in 1976 to develop perennial grains, pulses and oilseeds. The history goes back to the 1980s with the Rodale Institute in Pennsylvania. Kernza research and production has been tried from Kansas to Minnesota in the past several years.
From the linked article:
Kernza — a perennial grain crop that is under development in the Upper Great Plains — will be featured players in a field day, from 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 26, at the Williston Research Extension Center. Clair Keene, an Extension specialist with the WREC is offering the North Dakota's first research field day on the crop. Keene started the first research site during fall 2018.
And then like the Bakken, the dreaded decline rate:
Keene says it's difficult to talk about yields because part of the raw weight is the hull. Fernholz says older varieties produce 200 to 500 pounds of seed per acre. That translates roughly up to 30 bushels per acre, Fernholz says. Kernza typically produces its best yields in its first three years of production and then production declines "significantly," Fernholz says.Older varieties are more vulnerable to shattering. Kernels are one-eighth to one-quarter the size of a spring wheat kernel. 
And again, we don't get the full story. How does that 30 bushels/acre of Kernza compare to current North Dakota wheat?
North Dakota wheat production averaged 47 bushels of wheat acre in 2019, down two bushels from2018. 
I assume when promoting something, there's a bit of hyperbole, suggesting that 30 bushels of Kernza/acre is on the high side and not the average, and it's in very, very controlled studies.
Original Post 

Kernza ...

Link here.
General Mills, Inc.’s Cascadian Farm subsidiary has set up a web site,, for individuals interested in trying its Honey Toasted Kernza cereal.
The company said it has 6,000 boxes of the cereal available, with proceeds from the fundraiser going toward The Land Institute to further research on Kernza, a perennial grain that is a wild relative of annual wheat.
The decision to limit the cereal’s production run and launch the web site comes after Cascadian Farm in 2017 committed to developing a cereal or snack product made with Kernza due to its flavor profile and potential to positively impact the climate. Kernza is described as a sweet, nutty grain.
But the company soon encountered challenges. Maria Carolina Comings, marketing director for Cascadian Farm, pointed out in an April podcast that Kernza takes two years to grow. Over the past two years, the company encountered many factors that impacted the yield, and there were some issues after harvest that affected the available supply of organic Kernza.
According to Cascadian Farm there are 1,200 acres of Kernza perennial grain in production, and the yields are relatively small — about one-quarter that of annual wheat.
The North Dakota connection ...

Why does one get the feeling that this was a "commercial" disguised as a news story? I saw this all the time as editor of a college newspaper.