Fred Lambert - Jun. 2nd 2020 1:39 pm ET
2021 is going to be the year for all-electric cars and should greatly accelerate the electric revolution. There are so many new models hitting the market that it should shift the entire industry.
Here we look at 10 new electric vehicles coming next year:
First off, it is going to be the year for the electric pickup truck.
Several electric pickup trucks are scheduled to hit the market in 2021 and it’s the first time that this highly important segment in North America is going to get all-electric options.
To be fair, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of these vehicle programs slip to 2022, but for now, they are scheduled for 2021.
I never post , but am an old long time professional oil operator with royalty in the texas side of the shale. I follow this site for shale input and data, but I am about to give up with the content of this site. Is this an environmental greenie website or an oilfield shale site?
It's never been an "oil field" site. It has been a website dedicated to mineral owners, industry members welcome. Those who wish to have a "strictly pro-oil field site" are welcome to start their own. GHS has always been open to a multitude of perspectives and opinions. The advance of EVs has relevance for every mineral owners to some degree. They may take it or leave it as they wish.
Yes it has turned it to that. And that is sad.
For those who seem to have forgotten the genesis of GoHaynesvilleShale.com, a reminder. At the bottom of every discussion page there is a link to "About". This is an original post by Keith regarding his, and his family's, search for information to inform them in securing a lease for the family farm. A good size acreage in a prospective location when there was literally nothing to find on the Internet. Here is a cut-and-paste for those who have never read it.
What makes this site so great? Well, I think it's the fact that, quite frankly, we all have alot a stake in this thing they call shale. But beyond that, this site is made up of individuals who have worked hard for that little yard we call home, or that farm on which blood, sweat and tears have fallen.
Our farm has been in the family for over 80 years. Though much of the family is out of state, we still gather there for holidays and summer vacations. It's a refuge of sorts. We have two ponds, timber, and a couple now-vacant chicken houses. Now, because of the shale, this refuge is potentially worth much more monetarily speaking. We believe Grandmother and Granddaddy would be thrilled to see the current activity around their homestead and impact the farm may now have on generations to come. Never in their wildest dreams had they ever considered such a thing.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. This site allows us to communicate with each other in real time. Sure, you can't trust anything 100%, so be sure to verify what you read. But at its core, this site is filled with landowners and professionals who want to network and be of assistance. So thank you for joining and have fun "shaling."
Keith Mauck, Publisher
Now let's explore whether the dissatisfaction with the site, in this particular instance, is because of what I post...or is it more about the resentment of Ford Motor Company, and the other major auto manufacturers, who have the audacity to produce, much less promote, electric vehicles. Those that cling to the belief that the world in not changing in regard to energy sources and modes of transportation have their heads in the sand. Whether a member likes/agrees with the articles concerning events in the real world or not, they should have the option to know of them. Those that reject them may do so but to attack reality is to risk the loss of any relevance.
We never lose anything when those that never post leave. And any member can post what they wish in line with the site guidelines. As opposed to the occasional negative comment almost never supported by any facts or supporting data. The world is changing and all mineral owners should be keeping up...they have an asset to manage.
Jay,being an old aggie petroleum engineer who has sold all of my production but have shale royalties, I think skip is working too hard to defend his environmental position that is contrary to the original intent of this site.
Seems you have misinterpreted the "original intent" of the site. It was never what you claim/desire. It is what Keith designed it to be. As posted above.
If you really stop and think about it, electric vehicles actually run on a good bit of NG (indirectly) per power plants needing the Haynesville Shale to supply them with fuel. Now, if the shale in LA was rich with oil (like the Austin Chalk), then certain GHS members might favor gasoline sales to run their internal combustion engines, instead of favoring NG power plants to generate the electricity needed to fuel EVs. So Skip does a great job of sharing information. He's honest and helpful. I dare say he's helped more mineral owners than anyone else in the Ark-La-Tex.
Exactly, these cars can be charged with electricity from your house, generated at an NG power plant. If you are an nat. gas mineral owner you should be happy about these things. And these trucks can provide amazing torque and hauling performance. Hell, they have electric frac pumps now. Some people just have their head somewhere dark. Next thing you know someone on here will be railing me about how back in the old day whale oil was the only true energy source. Thanks for all you do Skip, some of want to continue to evolve and work in this industry, not lose our jobs and blame it on someone else.
Thanks, Steve. I fear that we may have missed the prime opportunity to focus national energy policy on natural gas and incentivize it's rapid replacement of coal powered generating plants. In trying to rescue coal, or pander to a small group of stake holders, policy has undermined a subsidized move to prioritize natural gas. At the same time the companies producing significant amounts of natural gas have failed to take voluntary actions to control emissions and run a serious PR campaign to influence public perceptions. These are failures that can not be overcome, ten years after the fact, and will be a tough challenge to get the public to ever believe that natural gas is a good alternative in a lower GHG emission world with other cost competitive alternatives.
The best action that a new administration could take is to mandate the retirement of all coal fired generation over a short period of time, say four years, and provide government loan guarantees or no cost government loans for merchant power and public utilities to replace that capacity with their choice of renewables or natural gas. It would be a good economic stimulus and job generator and hopefully allow some companies/utilities to prove that a gas fired generating plant can be a cost competitive and clean option. I think about that every time I get behind one of my city's CNG public buses. You can't see a thing coming out of the exhaust stake and all that comes out of the tail pipe is an occasional drip of H2O. It can be done and if not may lose out to renewables in this decade.
Where does all this lithium come from??
There is nothing green about Lithium mining.
Some comes from brine wells. Southern AR has a goodly number and more on the way. Some GHS members have posted on the subject and reported being offered brine leases. Click the link below to read an article on the new S AR plant. Lithium is the battery component of choice for cost and energy density now and for the foreseeable future but other battery technologies developed and proven but not as yet scalable will eventually replace lithium.
So it is about drilling and operating wells. And creating lease and title work of CPLs.