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"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
"The Quantum Factor" – Apr 10, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Galaxies, Universe, Intelligent design, Benevolent design, Aliens, Nikola Tesla (Quantum energy), Inter-Planetary Travel, DNA, Genes, Stem Cells, Cells, Rejuvenation, Shift of Human Consciousness, Spontaneous Remission, Religion, Dictators, Africa, China, Nuclear Power, Sustainable Development, Animals, Global Unity.. etc.) - (Text Version)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“… 4 - Energy (again)

The natural resources of the planet are finite and will not support the continuation of what you've been doing. We've been saying this for a decade. Watch for increased science and increased funding for alternate ways of creating electricity (finally). Watch for the very companies who have the most to lose being the ones who fund it. It is the beginning of a full realization that a change of thinking is at hand. You can take things from Gaia that are energy, instead of physical resources. We speak yet again about geothermal, about tidal, about wind. Again, we plead with you not to over-engineer this. For one of the things that Human Beings do in a technological age is to over-engineer simple things. Look at nuclear - the most over-engineered and expensive steam engine in existence!

Your current ideas of capturing energy from tidal and wave motion don't have to be technical marvels. Think paddle wheel on a pier with waves, which will create energy in both directions [waves coming and going] tied to a generator that can power dozens of neighborhoods, not full cities. Think simple and decentralize the idea of utilities. The same goes for wind and geothermal. Think of utilities for groups of homes in a cluster. You won't have a grid failure if there is no grid. This is the way of the future, and you'll be more inclined to have it sooner than later if you do this, and it won't cost as much….”

"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change
In a bid to combat climate change, US President Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan on Monday, marking the first time power plants have been targeted by mandatory regulations on carbon dioxide emissions in the US.
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Friday, July 24, 2015

ConocoPhillips ends all shale gas projects in China

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2015-07-23

A ConocoPhillips booth at the 12th China International Lubricants and Technology
Exhibition in Beijing, Nov. 16, 2011. (File photo/CFP)

American energy company ConocoPhillips confirmed on July 21 that it has suspended all shale gas projects in China, the National Economic Daily reports.

According to Yan Ou, a spokesperson of ConocoPhillips in China, the company has ended its contracts with China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) and China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec) for shale gas exploration in the country.

Yan said the discontinuation of the contracts does not mean that ConocoPhillips will completely exit from China's shale gas sector, since the company is still positive about the potential of the Chinese market.

ConocoPhillips signed a joint exploration deal with CNPC for shale gas in Qijiang in the southeastern city of Chongqing in 2012 and another deal with Sinopec in the area between Chongqing's Dazu and Neijiang city in Sichuan province in 2013, the newspaper said.

Li Li, an analyst with Shanghai-based commodities researcher ICIS-China, said the low crude prices have impacted the performance of oil companies, which are forced to cut spending on exploration.

According to Li, the drilling costs and the market consumption in China are not particularly attractive to foreign companies, compared to the North American and Middle East markets.

This leaves state-owned CNPC and Sinopec the main driving forces behind the shale gas exploration in China, since the private sector is not expected to move into the business before crude oil prices reach another high, Li said.

Similarly, foreign oil companies Shell and Chevron are also reported to have encountered hurdles with their shale gas exploration projects in China, the newspaper said. Han Xiaoping, chief information officer at an energy news website run by state-run People's Daily, said foreign companies' confidence in the Chinese market has been hit by the fact that they cannot freely sell the gas they excavate.

Despite the waning foreign interest in the Chinese market, CNPC and Sinopec have seen rapid growth of shale gas output, which is expected to rise to 7.6 billion cubic meters this year from 2.1 billion cubic meters in 2014.

Two private Chinese companies that obtained rights to explore shale gas through two rounds of auctions held by the Chinese government are maintaining a wait-and-see position, the newspaper said.

China's National Energy Administration last year slashed the projected shale gas output in 2020 from 60 billion-100 billion cubic meters to 30 billion cubic meters, and has cut the government subsidy between 2016 and 2018 from 0.3 yuan (US$0.048) per cubic meter to 0.2 yuan (US$0.032), the newspaper added.

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