A few comments regarding recent comments.
In the last few days there have been some comments regarding non-fossil fuel energy: hydrogen, wind, solar, ammonia, biofuel, etc.
Before we get too far afield, a few reminders to readers.
- I am inappropriately exuberant about the Bakken;
- with regard to energy, I really don't care about anything but oil and natural gas, preferably shale;
- articles and blogs posted on non-shale energy subjects on the blog are posted simply to keep the Bakken in perspective;
- investing and science projects are two separate things; just 'cause folks are investing in hydrogen, e.g., doesn't mean it will succeed as a going concern;
- folks who think EVs are "the answer" haven't thought this through;
- bottom line: I won't live long enough to see a viable alternative to ICE's around the world; in other words, fossil fuel will still be important for decades to come;
- more could be written but I'm sure folks can fill in the gaps;
- most likely I will not post comments in response to this; there are way too many other sites that can carry that water, as they say;
- I wish there was an "app" that tracked spelling and grammatical errors over time;
- I started the blog in 2007, but the current blog only goes back to 2009, about twelve years of blogging;
- in 2007 I was 56 years old; I am now almost 70 years old;
- anecdotally, it seems Sophia -- my editor -- is catching more typographical and spelling errors now than ten years ago; if there was an "app" that tracked such things it might be a great way to track my cognitive strength (or deterioration);
- as I stated in the long version "disclaimer" and "welcome" I prefer readers not point out minor typographical / spelling errors; there would simply be too many; however, if one spots what appears to be a major error that affects the content of the article, please let me know.
- again, this is not an investment site:
- I really don't care how companies do one way or the other; I track them because it helps me make sense of the Bakken; I only hope companies do well to keep their employees and pay them better and better wages;
- I do invest in companies that are in the oil business, shale and non-shale, but have no particular investing interest in the Bakken;
- comments for this particular posting are closed;
- I won't post comments addressed to this post;
- comments, in general, are posted only if they move the discussion forward;
- I generally don't post comments from "anonymous"; even if folks use fake names, that's better than "anonymous"
- my "favorite" companies in the Bakken: CLR, Slawson, Hess, Petro-Hunt, MRO, for different reasons;
- at one time, EOG and Oasis were two of my "favorite" companies in the Bakken; no longer;
- "favorite": has nothing to do with investment reasons but for helping me understand the Bakken;
- it's a fool's errand to predict the price of oil going forward;
- it's obvious we can drill our way to lower gasoline prices
- I spoke about this a decade ago, and I'm not going to go through it again, but manmade global warming is a scam; in fact, the whole concept of global warming is probably a scam, but if there is global warming it's not caused by man;
- I will quit now but may add more later.
- if you want to understand my "moral compass," watch "The Andy Griffith Show" on a regular basis.