A business associate who always seems to be able to find interesting things on the internet set me a link to something called the world clock. Although the clock does show the time around the globe (with the actual time on the clock showing the time in New York), its more interesting feature is that it provides a huge amount of information about what is happening in our world. You can view the statistics presented by year, month, week, day, or in real time. The first display shows population statistics and is followed by data on death – how many people around the world die from such things as cancer, tuberculosis, and diabetes, for example, and how many die from different sorts of injuries. There is data on the environment that shows CO2 emissions, extinctions, acres of forest lost and the like. Subjects include Energy, which shows the volume of oil pumped, oil reserves, and oil depletion, as well as ethanol, oil, gas, and coal production numbers. Other interesting numbers tell a story US crime and punishment, food production and animal slaughter, and the US national debt. It also provides human statistics on birth death, illness, and injury. There are many more numbers and statistics available if you’re interested. I suggest you check it out.
Report: Biden Administration to Approve Willow Oil Project in Alaska
2023-03-13 - The project, led by ConocoPhillips, is expected to produce about 600 MMboe over its life, peaking at 180,000 bbl/d of oil, ConocoPhillips says on its website.
Legal Challenges Could Delay Alaska's Willow Oil Project
2023-03-14 - Environmental groups are combing through the Biden Interior Department's approval of ConocoPhillips' Willow project for flaws that could provide them grounds for new lawsuits.
ConocoPhillips Starts Construction Work on $8 Billion Alaska Willow Project
2023-03-16 - As ConocoPhillips starts early construction activities for Willow, environmental groups are pushing back with lawsuits against the Biden administration after approval of the Alaska drilling project.
API Pushes Back on Biden’s Energy Priorities
2023-01-12 - API’s annual report offers a plan to bolster investment in oil and gas projects and streamline the permitting process even as the White House prioritizes renewable energy sources.
ExxonMobil Secures Exploration Rights in Egypt's Outer Nile Delta
2023-01-10 - The two offshore blocks cover 11,000 sq km.