Black Gold; Texas Tea

Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed, Then one day he was shootin at some food, And up through the ground came a bubblin’ crude.                                     The Ballad of Jed Clampett Well, it would be fun to think that was what happened up … Continue reading Black Gold; Texas Tea

Another Oil Patch Roundup

There so much news coming out of the Oil Patch I can hardly absorb it. And, frankly, it scares the hell out of me. Partly because there really are things to be scared about, and partly because there is so much misinformation being spread around that I feel we’re in daily danger of not being … Continue reading Another Oil Patch Roundup

Of Lists And Secret Meetings

I’m not sure how long Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem intended to keep his secret task force on “places not to put oil wells” a secret, but North Dakota is still a pretty small state, and the North Dakota Capitol is a relatively small building, and it’s pretty hard to keep anything that goes on there … Continue reading Of Lists And Secret Meetings