April 30, 2013

The Amazing Texas Energy Turnaround
— Dave in Texas

Lots of numbers and a nice chart. Bottom line - Texas has wiped out a two-decade decline in crude oil output, and that within just the last 3 years. It is the largest oil producing state in the US, pumping out 32% of all domestic crude. If it were a nation, it would rank 13th in the world.

Texas oil output in February, at an average of 2.295 million bpd, was 25.3% greater than the combined 1.83 million bpd of US oil imports that month from all of the Persian Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, and Qatar). In fact, Texas oil output has exceeded Persian Gulf imports in each of the last seven months starting last August, something that has never happened before in the history of monthly EIA data for Persian Gulf imports going back to January 1993.

The south Texas Eagle Ford field is now the largest oil and gas production field in the world. 6 years ago it was barely a blip.

This massive growth in energy production has helped fuel job growth. In the prior 12 months through March payrolls grew in Texas by 329,500 jobs (17% of all US jobs).

Black gold. Texas tea.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at 07:46 AM | Comments (139)
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1 But, it'll take 10 - 20 years to bring that oil to market...

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2013 07:08 AM (Fc+pi)

2 Awesome Texas!  Yes!   I am shocked the Eagle Ford is out producing the one in N.D., ... it only is going to get better...  I think they've found another big field somewhere out west too..

Posted by: Yip at April 30, 2013 07:08 AM (/jHWN)

3 Western Texas that is...

Posted by: Yip at April 30, 2013 07:09 AM (/jHWN)

4 weird ghost post

Posted by: tmitsss at April 30, 2013 07:40 AM (rdav6)

5 Even as a Canadian I find this awesome. But Alberta crude too please.

Posted by: Vizzy at April 30, 2013 07:40 AM (H0lcY)

6 Well the first thing you know old jeds a millionaire, and Obama takes a large percent, "hey it's only fair." he said, "70 percent is the rate it ought to be" so Jed loaded up his truck and moved to the Cayman Islands

Posted by: dudenolongerinsantacruz at April 30, 2013 07:42 AM (ZCu9v)

7

But... but... CO2!  Globul Warmin!

 

 

Posted by: Califonria Gov who won't let anyone drill at April 30, 2013 07:49 AM (lZBBB)

8 Welp, time for the environmentalists to chain themselves to something, and the elite media types to highlight some beautiful field that doesn't exist.  Hurray, something useful is being produced!

Posted by: Shoot Me at April 30, 2013 07:50 AM (qiXMt)

9 And it's all thanks to Barack Obama .. the Chicago Jesus

Posted by: Obama 2012 at April 30, 2013 07:50 AM (e8kgV)

10 Awesome Texas! Yes! I am shocked the Eagle Ford is out producing the one in N.D., ... it only is going to get better... I think they've found another big field somewhere out west too..

Posted by: Yip at April 30, 2013 12:08 PM (/jHWN)

 

I'm not.

Cline shale field in and around Odessa. Supposedly it is the grand daddy of them all. I'll beleive that when I see the well reports.

Posted by: Jollyroger at April 30, 2013 07:50 AM (t06LC)

11 Yay Texas!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 07:50 AM (+z4pE)

12 You mean if we create a favorable climate for corporations, job growth results?

Posted by: Emdoc at April 30, 2013 07:51 AM (oe4oA)

13 Umm...this is green, how?

Posted by: President Puttz at April 30, 2013 07:52 AM (lVPtV)

14 Y'all come back now, y'hear? Take your shoes off, set a spell.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 07:52 AM (+z4pE)

15 Even George W Bush couldn't do this

Posted by: Obama 2012 at April 30, 2013 07:52 AM (e8kgV)

16

@9

 

Actually, preversely yes. Most of these fields wouldn't be developed if oil were less than $80 a barrel, and the reason oil is so high right now is not from consumption, but due to a decline in the dollar and fears of inflation.

 

So, kinda. Thanks for making my job possible Obama. On the downside, the traffic here sucks now.

Posted by: Jollyroger at April 30, 2013 07:52 AM (t06LC)

17 I think they've found another big field somewhere out west too..

Posted by: Yip at April 30, 2013 12:08 PM (/jHWN)

-

 

Snyder

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2013 07:52 AM (aq5Dc)

18 There is much new drilling in the Panhandle also and the new wells are producing big.

Posted by: huerfano at April 30, 2013 07:53 AM (bAGA/)

19 i guess obama will punish Texas for this?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2013 07:53 AM (9Bj8R)

20 There must be a whole lot of happy Clampetts in Texas now.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 07:54 AM (piMMO)

21 13 Umm...this is green, how? Posted by: President Puttz at April 30, 2013 12:52 PM (lVPtV) Well, the oil is black, but the money it produces? Green, baby. That's the kind of green job I can get behind.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 30, 2013 07:54 AM (da5Wo)

22 19 i guess obama will punish Texas for this?



Of course.

I love how the libs at other blogs are convinced Texas will go blue eventually.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 07:54 AM (lVPtV)

23 NB:  notice that this    increase in production is happening on privately owned land.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2013 07:54 AM (aq5Dc)

24 Obama: "See..., I'm producing more oil then ever before."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 07:55 AM (aDwsi)

25

"If it were a nation, it would rank 13th in the world."

Just what are you trying to say?

Posted by: SD3 at April 30, 2013 07:55 AM (Mv/2X)

26 I meant to say "hurry!" instead of :"hurray."  Idiot brain.



Anyway, I heard the percentage of transactional sex is bigger in Texas.

Posted by: Shoot Me at April 30, 2013 07:55 AM (qiXMt)

27 My husband's elderly aunt is leaving him the mineral rights to her property in northern LA.

How's the oil production in that area?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 07:55 AM (lVPtV)

28 Uhh, uhm, I'm only interested in news items about penises.  Preferably mine.

Posted by: Barack "Man's Country" Obama at April 30, 2013 07:56 AM (B/VB5)

29 You know if this was a movie, the script couldn't be more funny.... just as the lefty-Eco-crazy fucks get their lefty President elected and they are finally seeing the ability to push their agenda....   fracking happens.... and entire parts of the country the left hates becomes productive beyond recognition....   it's so funny...   especially tied to the implosion of the whole climate change shit.   heh heh.

Posted by: Yip at April 30, 2013 07:56 AM (/jHWN)

30 One wonders if one day someone will say, "Hey..., I think we can use coal for power..., and we have a butt-load of it!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 07:56 AM (aDwsi)

31

Meanwhile.... California languishes under the Democrat yoke.

But did you hear about the gay NBA player????????11???

Posted by: The Enforcer at April 30, 2013 07:56 AM (A71EA)

32

Where is the algae? 

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at April 30, 2013 07:57 AM (wbmaj)

33 I hope to start   seeing more longhorns on the fronts of Caddys.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 07:57 AM (+z4pE)

34 Nice how comment 7 fits perfectly with comment 6.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at April 30, 2013 07:58 AM (QF8uk)

35 My husband's elderly aunt is leaving him the mineral rights to her property in northern LA.

How's the oil production in that area?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 12:55 PM (lVPtV)

-

That area is almost all nat gas

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2013 07:58 AM (aq5Dc)

36 If Texas secedes, will the military support it? 

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at April 30, 2013 07:58 AM (wbmaj)

37 How's my ass taste now, Barry?

Posted by: Rick fucking Perry at April 30, 2013 07:58 AM (lVPtV)

38 More oil and gas is too easy. It is also yesterday's technology. We need a comprehensive energy policy. We need this comprehensive energy policy and the other things not because they are easy but because they are hard. We need difficult goals in order to inspire the next generation of (undocumented) immigrants.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 30, 2013 07:58 AM (eEfYn)

39 Welp, time for the environmentalists to chain themselves to something, >>

Their holding hands and getting zip tie bracelets over Fracking sand here in Minnesota.


http://tinyurl.com/cujldq6

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 30, 2013 07:59 AM (wrS2o)

40 How's the oil production in that area?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 12:55 PM (lVPtV)

 

-- Northwest or Northeast?

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 30, 2013 07:59 AM (R8hU8)

41 I saw a '79 Eldorado convertible with longhorn horns on hood for sale on Craigs-L in the DFW area a year or so ago...   it looked teh awesome..  you guys..

Posted by: Yip at April 30, 2013 07:59 AM (/jHWN)

42 Texas seceede! Now!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2013 08:00 AM (HzdHu)

43 Texas north to Alberta---I'm drawing the lines now. 

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at April 30, 2013 08:00 AM (wbmaj)

44 How's my ass taste now, Barry?

Posted by: Rick fucking Perry at April 30, 2013 12:58 PM (lVPtV)

 

Another thing I'd like to see is Perry continue to improve the Texas economy with oil and gun manufacturers, and put TFG to shame.  Then run again.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 08:01 AM (+z4pE)

45 This despite everything Obama does to kill it.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2013 08:01 AM (53z96)

46 Welp, time for the environmentalists to chain themselves to something A working Cat dozer would be fine with me

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2013 08:01 AM (HzdHu)

47 39 How's the oil production in that area?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 12:55 PM (lVPtV)-- Northwest or Northeast?




Northwest, I think.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 08:01 AM (lVPtV)

48

"But... twenty years!"

 

-Regressives bitching about ANWAR and shit

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at April 30, 2013 08:01 AM (4df7R)

49 Oh my god! The poor, poor Earth is BLEEDING! Bleeding Gaia for profit - NOOOO!

Posted by: Liberal at April 30, 2013 08:01 AM (cv5Iw)

50 Oh my god! The poor, poor Earth is BLEEDING! Bleeding Gaia for profit - NOOOO!

Posted by: Liberal at April 30, 2013 01:01 PM (cv5Iw)

 

*throat punch*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at April 30, 2013 08:02 AM (4df7R)

51 I've got a lot of gas today also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2013 08:02 AM (9Bj8R)

52 The kinfolk are telling me, Jed move away from there.

Posted by: Jed Clampett at April 30, 2013 08:02 AM (8ZskC)

53 Exactly Vic....  despite and counter to EVERYTHING the JEF and his cronies have tried....  in spite of it all....     Love it...

Posted by: Yip at April 30, 2013 08:02 AM (/jHWN)

54 19 i guess obama will punish Texas for this?   Havn't you heard? Those stewpid Texans voted for RightWing Governor! They deserve to be punished!

Posted by: MrObvious at April 30, 2013 08:02 AM (jgcLl)

55 31 Where is the algae?
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There's some funny stuff in the pond behind our house...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 08:02 AM (aDwsi)

56 And the coldest spring on record continues.  Global Warming zombies strangely silent. 

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at April 30, 2013 08:02 AM (wbmaj)

57 Wait for it, hold, hold, hold....

PEAK OIL!!!!!

Posted by: SouthTexas at April 30, 2013 08:03 AM (HD+oa)

58 But can Texas enforce its border(s)? 

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at April 30, 2013 08:03 AM (wbmaj)

59 Rick Perry! I hope he runs again.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at April 30, 2013 08:04 AM (DGIjM)

60 Testing...

Posted by: zsasz at April 30, 2013 08:04 AM (GzU1I)

61 And the coldest spring on record continues. Global Warming zombies strangely silent.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at April 30, 2013 01:02 PM (wbmaj)



And that all time hottest year of forever last year?  The average daily high for the year was 7° cooler than the year before.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2013 08:04 AM (53z96)

62 But can Texas enforce its border(s)?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at April 30, 2013 01:03 PM (wbmaj)


From who?  The Mexicans or the progtards from    the rest of the country?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at April 30, 2013 08:04 AM (4df7R)

63 All your growth are belong to us.

Posted by: Professor eleven E.P. (expert professor) at April 30, 2013 08:04 AM (KXm42)

64 And California could be doing the same thing and experiencing similar growth, but won't.

Posted by: ejo at April 30, 2013 08:04 AM (GXvSO)

65 Jed, I don't think Californy is the place you want to be.....

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 30, 2013 08:05 AM (l3vZN)

66 i guess obama will punish Texas for this? Well, they have mounted a special effort to "Turn Texas Blue". No better way to stifle productive activity than to vote Democrat.

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2013 08:05 AM (FcR7P)

67

Black gold.

 

RACIST!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2013 08:05 AM (zF6Iw)

68 They said California is the place you ought to be
So I loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly

Hills, that is,

Dope dispensaries,
Illegal aliens

Posted by: Jed Clampett at April 30, 2013 08:05 AM (8ZskC)

69 Jed, I don't think Californy is the place you want to be..... ***** Jeb, I don't think D.C. is the place you want to be....

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 08:05 AM (piMMO)

70 Testing...

Posted by: zsasz at April 30, 2013 08:06 AM (e3m9B)

71 Black gold. That's kinda like me!

Posted by: Chocolate Jesus at April 30, 2013 08:06 AM (wI7XT)

72

Black gold.



RACIST!

 

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2013 01:05 PM (zF6Iw)

 

 

But... black gold is a GOOD thing.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at April 30, 2013 08:06 AM (4df7R)

73 "If it were a nation..."  Hmmm.  I think you just might be on to something there!

Posted by: Chuck at April 30, 2013 08:06 AM (1oE9r)

74 Are the Gaia worshipers in Austin on suicide watch? 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 08:06 AM (lVPtV)

75

O/T -

 

MWR, I left you a response in the last thread to Octomom's "Octopussy" outing: "Even degrading celebrity is better than no celebrity at all" is what I'm sure she'd tell you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 30, 2013 08:06 AM (zF6Iw)

76 Could someone please overlay this data on the backdrop of those fucking idiots in 2008 saying "We can't drill our way out of this problem." Uh, yeah we can fucktard it just requires a drill and you to get out of the way.

Posted by: scofflawx at April 30, 2013 08:06 AM (hcgfJ)

77 Wow, I told a Saudi this expansion of oil production would would happen 4 years ago...Now the Arabs can have all the isolation the Mullahs can handle....

Posted by: Lazy White Extremist at April 30, 2013 08:06 AM (3GuQx)

78 Sorry, got a funky "banned" message...

Posted by: zsasz at April 30, 2013 08:06 AM (e3m9B)

79 "Police arrest 35 during protest of frac sand mining in Winona" 35? That must be one BIG brown beaver. ba-dum

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2013 08:06 AM (fWAjv)

80 But... black gold is a GOOD thing. *** It doesn't matter. Raycist!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 08:07 AM (piMMO)

81 I've heard some amazing stories out of ND regarding their shale boom.

It's like the new Gold Rush.  Fields full of trailers for housing.  People from out of state who show up looking for work, and getting hired to work the same day- and for good money.

Very long hours and a major housing shortage though.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 30, 2013 08:07 AM (SY2Kh)

82 Sarah Palin!!!11111!!!!!11!!!!



Posted by: dananjcon at April 30, 2013 08:07 AM (jvd3N)

83

A working Cat dozer would be fine with me

 

dozing cats is murder

Posted by: PETA bimbo who will remove her top at the drop of a hat at April 30, 2013 08:07 AM (7IE/u)

84 But, but- I'm Obama's fav. What's wrong with me?

Posted by: Solar Panels at April 30, 2013 08:07 AM (GGCsk)

85 Ohhh, look who is being all braggy, Mr. Braggy McBraggerson. Sigh. If only I could get the 'rents to agree to move, we'd be in Texas in a flash. Sadly, that's a fight I'm not going to win.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at April 30, 2013 08:08 AM (VtjlW)

86

America ca. 2013 is like the sad sack salesmen in Glengarry Glen Ross.   The guy who comes from downtown to read them the riot act (Alec Baldwin) tells them that "there's money just lying there for you to pick up.   If you pick it up, it's yours.   If you don't, I have no use for you.    It's waiting for you.   Are you man enough to pick it up?"   And you just know that they won't.   They'd rather complain and moan about their bad luck.  

 

"I used to be a salesman.   It's a tough racket."

 

We could have a freakin' boom time in America if we just unleashed the private sector to develop cheap and abundant energy (oil, natural gas, nuclear, clean coal).   Instead we tax and spend and tax and spend, and the lawyers and government workers and consultants get rich, while America treads water.

 

 

Posted by: The Regular Guy at April 30, 2013 08:08 AM (qHCyt)

87 "And the coldest spring on record continues. Global Warming zombies strangely silent."


Hey now! I've got the AC running at this moment!


'Course, starting tomorrow, the temps are going to drop and I'll be  back to  wearing my winter coat come Thursday...

Posted by: HH at April 30, 2013 08:08 AM (XXwdv)

88 83 But, but- I'm Obama's fav. What's wrong with me?

Posted by: Solar Panels at April 30, 2013 01:07 PM (GGCsk




Get back to us when Barry's flying on a solar-powered AF One.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 08:08 AM (lVPtV)

89

"Oh my god! The poor, poor Earth is BLEEDING! Bleeding Gaia for profit - NOOOO!"

 

As Iowahawk likes to put it, Gaia is the ultimate MILF.

Posted by: MM at April 30, 2013 08:08 AM (ZMhO7)

90 The EPA will get down to Texas soon enough to take care of all this energy independence talk.

Posted by: Marcus at April 30, 2013 08:08 AM (GGCsk)

91 I hope Buffet is not making any money off of this.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 30, 2013 08:09 AM (l3vZN)

92

Well, they have mounted a special effort to "Turn Texas Blue". No better way to stifle productive activity than to vote Democrat.

Their game plan:

1)Herd all the illegal immigrants (aka: undocumented democrats) to Texas.

2) Ammnesty!

3) Claim those evil repuklicans would NEVER have allowed that to happen if it weren't for Teh One and the DNC.

4) Get Out the Vote drive to register all those new taxpaying Citizens.....

5)BLUE!!!!

Posted by: MrObvious at April 30, 2013 08:09 AM (jgcLl)

93

Well, they have mounted a special effort to "Turn Texas Blue". No better way to stifle productive activity than to vote Democrat.

 

Wouldn't they have to move there in order to   do that?   I rather doubt there'd be some massive influx of progtards into what they know would be Hostile Territory.

 

I'm pretty sure they'd find themselves in the vast minority and leave. Especially in a  booming economy.  I can see many opportunities for the locals to    "adjust their attitudes."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at April 30, 2013 08:10 AM (+z4pE)

94 The acid rain is gonna kill your Christian babies!!!11!!1!!1


Posted by: dananjcon at April 30, 2013 08:11 AM (jvd3N)

95 #85 That is quite a movie.  Great acting.  Very tough.  I really felt for those guys---a tough way to turn a buck. 

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at April 30, 2013 08:11 AM (wbmaj)

96 Read 'Atlas Shrugs' again, people. And don't doubt the power of the Washington City regime. They got all kinds of tricks in their bag. When you hate America, and Texas as much as Ubama does, you'll do crazy shite. Crazy. The Haines gas field runs from here in East Texas into West Louisiana. And the drilling is going at a hectic pace. We also have a lot of coal in this area.

Posted by: EROWMER at April 30, 2013 08:11 AM (kxlCQ)

97 Northwest, I think.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 01:01 PM (lVPtV)

 

-- Very prolific area which includes oil and gas production dating back to early 1900's The Haynesville shale is the hot ticket right now and is mostly gas. Royalty in that area is very valuable. Louisiana has a rule that if there is no production on land for ten years then the minerals revert to the surface owner.

If the Aunt has minerals under land but does not own the land it could be a problem

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 30, 2013 08:11 AM (R8hU8)

98

@63 And California could be doing the same thing and experiencing similar growth, but won't.

-----------------------

I think I read that Governor Brown (who only appears to be *mostly* clueless, and not *completely* clueless) might be moving toward making it possible to drill.  He's got to be painfully aware of just how close to the edge the state's budget keeps skating.  But given that the Dems control both houses and pretty much all of the beauracracy, I'm not holding my breath.

 

Posted by: junior at April 30, 2013 08:12 AM (UWFpX)

99 Their holding hands and getting zip tie bracelets over Fracking sand here in Minnesota. http://tinyurl.com/cujldq6 Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 30, 2013 12:59 PM (wrS2o) Proving that I am not a better person, I really really really want to see a polar bear wandering into the middle of that.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at April 30, 2013 08:12 AM (VtjlW)

100 my only fear is; if we go drilling willynilly that the whole state could tip over and capsize. We really need to regulate this.

Posted by: Hank Johnson at April 30, 2013 08:12 AM (SO2Q8)

101 if they were really smart down there, they'd elect Democrats so they could build a high speed rail from Plano through Irving to Ft Worth. This is how Texas could lead the nation, if only they had the will to do the right thing.

Posted by: mallfly at April 30, 2013 08:12 AM (bJm7W)

102 Gosnell acquitted in 3...2...1.....

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at April 30, 2013 08:13 AM (wbmaj)

103 Dope dispensaries,
Illegal aliens

Posted by: Jed Clampett
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I would *really* like to hear that overdub...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 08:13 AM (aDwsi)

104 If the Aunt has minerals under land but does not own the land it could be a problem

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 30, 2013 01:11 PM (R8hU8




She sold the property to move to a retirement center in ATL to be near her sister, but still owns the mineral rights (I'll admit, I have no idea how that works).  My husband will be her executor and will inherit the mineral rights.


I believe the property was several acres.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 08:14 AM (lVPtV)

105

 "I saw a '79 Eldorado convertible.."

 

In 1978 is was with my future father-in-law at a boat club he belonged to.  Ed Kennard, the GM of Cadillac drove up in a '79 Eldorado.

 

"What the hell is that?"  asked my FIL.

"This is the new Eldorado"  explained Kennard.

"Well, your not going to stick me in one of those little bastards" said the FIL.

 

In the next month, he purchased 8 '78 Eldorado Biarritz's and had a garage built inside one of his warehouses to store them.

 

He died in '85, so he never ran out of Eldorado's.

Posted by: jwest at April 30, 2013 08:14 AM (u2a4R)

106 Proving that I am not a better person, I really really really want to see a polar bear wandering into the middle of that. Posted by: alexthechick
--------------

An irony too delicious to contemplate.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 08:14 AM (aDwsi)

107 North Dakota Oil Boom Getting Bigger Current estimate almost doubles the 2008 estimate of 4.3 billion barrels recovered to 7.4 billion. Barky needs to do something!

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2013 08:14 AM (fWAjv)

108 Everything's bigger in Texas, so I've heard.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 08:14 AM (GQ8sn)

109 The ghey is strong today..

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 08:14 AM (aDwsi)

110 One wonders if one day someone will say, "Hey..., I think we can use coal for power...

The "clean coal" nobody wants to talk about...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ct375qd

Methanol for under $1/gal ~= $2/gal gas (when lower energy density is factored)

"...
As discussed previously, economicevaluations have indicated that theLPMEOH™ Process can coproducea clean, high-quality methanol productat less than $0.50 per gallon from coal..."

Yes, we are fucking idiots.

Posted by: @PurpAv at April 30, 2013 08:15 AM (/gHaE)

111 new thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 08:15 AM (piMMO)

112 100 if they were really smart down there, they'd elect Democrats so they could build a high speed rail from Plano through Irving to Ft Worth. This is how Texas could lead the nation, if only they had the will to do the right thing. Posted by: mallfly at April 30, 2013 01:12 PM (bJm7W) Sometimes the 'right thing' derails... DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) when 0-1 against an ambulance today. Second major accident in 2 months.

Posted by: Ragamuffin at April 30, 2013 08:15 AM (fzFF6)

113 Gotta love the ahl bidness.

Posted by: RM at April 30, 2013 08:16 AM (/Frlf)

114

107Everything's bigger in Texas, so I've heard.

---

that's why you'll never see MY ass there.

Posted by: Moochelle at April 30, 2013 08:16 AM (SO2Q8)

115 ... and more mass transit... that's exactly what Texas really needs.. and more education spending... for the childrens

Posted by: Peoples republic of Austin Texas at April 30, 2013 08:16 AM (/jHWN)

116 111 went not when. Dog on the keyboard (not 'doggone keyboard', there was actually...anyway, sorry about that)

Posted by: Ragamuffin at April 30, 2013 08:16 AM (fzFF6)

117

#103

Is there production on the land now?

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 30, 2013 08:17 AM (R8hU8)

118

"Police arrest 35 during protest of frac sand mining in Winona"

---

Judd or Ryder?

 

Posted by: Moochelle at April 30, 2013 08:18 AM (SO2Q8)

119 "The south Texas Eagle Ford field is now the largest oil and gas production field in the world. 6 years ago it was barely a blip." You're welcome.

Posted by: Press-o-dent Energy Policy at April 30, 2013 08:18 AM (p74mI)

120 Why can't Texas break away now?

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 08:18 AM (GQ8sn)

121 We could have a freakin' boom time in America if we just unleashed the private sector to develop cheap and abundant energy (oil, natural gas, nuclear, clean coal). Instead we tax and spend and tax and spend, and the lawyers and government workers and consultants get rich, while America treads water.

Posted by: The Regular Guy at April 30, 2013 01:08 PM (qHCyt)

 

Because it needed to be posted twice.

Posted by: troyriser at April 30, 2013 08:19 AM (vtiE6)

122 "What the hell is that?" asked my FIL.
"This is the new Eldorado" explained Kennard.
"Well, your not going to stick me in one of those little bastards" said the FIL.
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As a token (is that racist?) to the eco-Nazis, Andy Young, while Mayor of Atlanta, bought and drove a Cimarron. Cadillac had sunk to it's lowest point. Still trying to recover from that car, I think. The JEF drove a Chrysler C300 hemi..., until the political advantage of pandering led him to buy a small Ford hybrid.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2013 08:20 AM (aDwsi)

123 oh, and thank you Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie and Sam Houston etc.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 30, 2013 08:20 AM (SO2Q8)

124 oh, speaking of gas (from Yahoo news)

President Barack Obama on Tuesday forcefully defended his policy toward Syria, his handling of the Boston Marathon bombing, the future of Obamacare and even his political relevance in a wide-ranging press conference 100 days into his second term.

Obama also made a passionate promise to try again to close the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison.

The president delivered an unprompted tribute to Jason Collins, the first openly gay active NBA player, calling him “a terrific young man” and a “role model” for gay youth who may be struggling.

(you can read the rest of this dreck if you want to go there, but I ain't holding your hat and coat.)

Posted by: mallfly at April 30, 2013 08:22 AM (bJm7W)

125 But their governor wasn't presidential material.  Guess it turned out well for Texas.

Posted by: Caustic at April 30, 2013 08:22 AM (/b8+5)

126 Obama also made a passionate promise to try again to close the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison.

It must be a  country club.  Saw the bombers mom on tv news saying "why didn't you send them to Guantanamo?"

Posted by: Caustic at April 30, 2013 08:23 AM (/b8+5)

127 all these job are good paying too.

Posted by: rex at April 30, 2013 08:25 AM (C72+Y)

128 re 124: come on...

This fantasy ran wild four years ago. Obama is “probably the smartest guy ever to become president,” the presidential historian Michael Beschloss announced shortly after the November election. The then-candidate’s Philadelphia address on race and Jeremiah Wright was “as great a speech as ever given by a presidential candidate,” a group of progressive luminaries declared in The Nation. Obama’s “Dreams From My Father” is quite possibly “the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician,” Time Magazine’s Joe Klein declared. “He is not the Word made flesh,” Ezra Klein wrote of Obama’s rhetoric in The American Prospect, “but the triumph of word over flesh, over color, over despair.”

(douthat professor gingrich-vs-professor obama in the NYSlimes)

Posted by: mallfly at April 30, 2013 08:26 AM (bJm7W)

129 This time around, hopefully businesses and families who are taking advantage of this also stash their earnings and put something aside for when it slows down. I don't think Midland/Odessa ever recovered from the bottom falling t of the oil market in the 70s and 80s.

Posted by: Catmman at April 30, 2013 08:29 AM (C8XlI)

130 I miss Texas so bad.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at April 30, 2013 08:33 AM (7ObY1)

131 from that same Yahoo article:

“For the 85-90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, they’re already experiencing most of the benefits,” Obama said.

(My rates are going up again... hurrah!)

Posted by: mallfly at April 30, 2013 08:43 AM (bJm7W)

132 Sure, sure, it sounds great, money, jobs, debt relief, happiness. But all their ducks are covered with OIL!

Posted by: PJ at April 30, 2013 09:25 AM (ZWaLo)

133 Dope dispensaries, Illegal aliens Posted by: Jed Clampett at April 30, 2013 01:05 PM (8ZskC) Yah, and for some reason, it isn't the back of a beat-up, converted Olds Granny is riding in, now it's a blinged-out, donked Escalade.

Posted by: Bill H at April 30, 2013 09:26 AM (3sZO1)

134 And I understand that we're shipping most of that oil overseas, adding very little to the supply here.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at April 30, 2013 09:28 AM (9eDbm)

135 Sure, sure, it sounds great, money, jobs, debt relief, happiness. But all their ducks are covered with OIL! Posted by: PJ at April 30, 2013 02:25 PM (ZWaLo) There's a win here, too. Remember that story about the duck genitals, the males screwed one way while the females screwed the other? Well, with enough lubrication you can make ducks stuff just slip together without crossthreading.

Posted by: Bill H at April 30, 2013 09:31 AM (3sZO1)

136 CAREFUL!   When the decline happened, OPEC put Texas out of biz by lowering crude oil prices to ~9/barrel.... and the US could not compete.

Posted by: jb at April 30, 2013 09:44 AM (fj15U)

137 This is all good. Too bad it has to end. Marxist camp gets out in Austin in a few weeks and the campers head home. There, they will spread the word: four legs good, two legs bad, and no one should like carbon-based energy.

Posted by: MTF at April 30, 2013 12:02 PM (+GpbP)

138

Gotta love it!  More proof that if we simply allowed the market to work more freely more problems would be solved more quickly at lower net cost.

Hat tip to visiting Canuck; heck yes, we should also be encouraging production in Alberta (and anywhere else in Canada the locals wish).

Best Regards,

Posted by: CAPT Mike at April 30, 2013 05:42 PM (65fud)

139 THE PRICE OF OIL IS STILL TOO DAMNED HIGH!

Posted by: Porkkky at May 01, 2013 04:32 AM (jjaLl)

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