490 days ago

Union Jack Oil – spot the difference competition

With a hat tip to our own Gary Newman I bring you two screen shots from Union Jack Oil (UJO), the company run by journalist trolling David Bramhill. One was a statement it made after Liz Truss ended the fracking ban. The second is a tweet issued by the troll and his company after Rishi Sunak moved to re-ban fracking. Now can you spot the difference? As a tie break in case that proves too easy, in 100 words might you explain in the comments section below, why such commentary makes Mr Bramhill suitable to run a public lavatory let alone a public company?


1221 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Podcast: Now Trump has clear momentum, BLM back in the picture and the Tony Bobulinski bombshell last night for crooked Joe Biden

In this podcast, I debunk the idea pushed by Nate Silver and the MSM that Georgia is now winnable for the Dems. I look at Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio (all three of which are now looking very winnable indeed for Donald Trump) and ponder where Trump would get the final votes needed for victory: any one of Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota with, perhaps, a helping hand in Maine. I consider the impact of the latest BLM riots in Philadelphia, Biden on fracking and of last night’s bombshell interview with Tony Bobulinski - which you can see HERE. The BBC and MSM will not cover it but some floating voters or even Biden leaners will watch it and, I suggest, come to the conclusion that creepy Joe is a lying crook. If that swings just a few more votes in somewhere like Arizona then that could be enough for Trump.  Bottom line: there is no blue wave. The Senate is staying in the hands of the GOP and while the Economist says Trump’s chance of winning is just 8%, I’d now score it at 45-50%. The next two days of polling will tell us more.


2047 days ago

The reality of fracking in the UK and the looming energy crisis

Was yesterday’s news from Cuadrilla the start of a fracking boom in the UK?  I fear not. Look through the spin and at the reality. The true nature of this politically driven disaster is discussed by the city’s No 1 oil analyst Zac Phillips, of SP Angel, below


3625 days ago

Pizza & Beer with Matt Lofgran of Nostra Terra – my thoughts

Last Thursday Matt Lofgran, the non drinking CEO of Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG) and Gary his thoroughly decent PR man, who drinks for both of them, hosted a pizza and beer evening at Real Man Pizza in Clerkenwell.  It was fun and being a strictly salad and mineral water man I have a clear memory of what happened.  As I left, Matt & Gary were plying a party of pretty young female students with wine and having a great old time.  So we are all happy. But what to make of Nostra Terra?

I should say that – to declare all interests – Matt handed to the private investors present and to me a copy of a new book called “The Frackers.” The Mrs says that I have too many books and is always trying to persuade me to send a few off to Oxfam. Given that her default position on most matters is that of The Guardian I imagine that a history of fracking may well go to top of the Oxfam list. Pro tem, I battle to keep it and all of my other thousands of books.

At a macro level I rather think that the wave on which the cork that is Nostra floats is not heading 


3940 days ago

Forget cashflows & profits, Fracking is sex on a share certificate – the promotion of the IPO of Bison Energy Services

Fracking is sex on a share certificate. Mention the F word and you can set whatever daft price you want. That seems to be the theory behind Bison Energy Services, a company trying to raise funds for an AIM IPO right now. The promotion for this is a hoot.