Oil Companies To Produce Carbon-Free Hydrocarbons

As oil companies make emissions pledges, Congress calls hearing on climate change disinformation

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  1. NavarreAggie says:

    The fine print that I’ve seen indicates that they will make their operations carbon-neutral, but they’ve gone out of their way to exclude the use of their products. LOL

    I suppose if you have to take a conciliatory stance, this is one of the weakest ones a hydrocarbon company could take.

    Virtue-signaling, all the way down.

  2. arn says:

    So,Exxon and Chevron(both former standard oil) will help even those to go net zero who don’t want,
    by excluding them from oil supply.
    A massive massive increase in MSM propaganda and big tech censorship
    can be expected to keep AGW alive during the coming permanent energy crysis.

    Will be interesting to see revolutions in those places that dare to try to replace Exxon and Chevron as energy supplier

  3. Michael Peinsipp says:

    Would some SANE Scientist tell me how you get OIL products without Oil…AHHH I got it!
    Magic Fairy Dust from a Unicorns ASS!

    • GWS says:

      Time to rename the companies and their products in green and sky-blue terms that will offend no one and will calm the masses into making them want to adorn themselves with sparkling shackles and iridescent nose-leashes.

    • arn says:

      They made a president out of Biden
      therefore it should be possible to make oil products without oil.
      Vegan oil products.

    • Solar Mutant Ninjaneer says:

      A dozen or so years ago, I got funding from Sandia and BP to do just that. The first step is to use solar (or nuclear) energy to produce either hydrogen from water or carbon monoxide from CO2. (There are lots of sources for CO2) Then with the water gas shift (or reverse water gas shift reaction) you produce syngas, a mixture or H2 and CO. From there you can use Fischer Tropsch or other processes to make a range of liquid hydrocarbon fuels. My project focused on CO2 splitting with a solar driven thermochemical process. The project was called Sunshine to Petrol.

      That being said, that kind of process (or any solar or nuclear driven process) will be very expensive. It is an option, which at some point will become necessary. In 2008, before the advent of fracking combined with horizontal drilling, this kind of research was of a lot more urgency than now.

      At any rate, it is not insane fairy tale dust. It is possible.
      I consider myself a sane scientist, but the state of the world, especially the stupid global warming crap, is driving me insane.

      • York Luethje says:

        Interesting. How much net energy would such a process generate?

        • Solar Mutant Ninjaneer says:

          The synthetic diesel or gasoline heating values are the same as the fossil equivalents. All of the energy input, however, is solar or nuclear. Inefficiencies will mean that the inputs will necessarily be higher that the heating value in the synthetic fuel.

          As it turns out, it takes a heck of a lot of solar to make a gallon of gasoline.

  4. Perhaps now is the time to launch my new wonder product – dehydrated water.

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