"System change is now inevitable. Either because we do something about it, or because we will be hit by climate change. '...

"We need to develop economic models that are fit for purpose. The current economic frameworks, the ones that dominate our governments, these frameworks... the current economic frameworks, the neoclassical, the market frameworks, can deal with small changes. It can tell you the difference, if a sock company puts up the price of socks, what the demand for socks will be. It cannot tell you about the sorts of system level changes we are talking about here. We would not use an understanding of laminar flow in fluid dynamics to understand turbulent flow. So why is it we are using marginal economics, small incremental change economics, to understand system level changes?"

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Energy Infrastructure

How unpleasant and impractical that these things are $200 a pop. Just the coarse view is interesting.

National Crude Oil Production Sites and Crude Oil Pipelines



Central Gulf Coast Natural Gas Pipelines Wall Map


Well, if anybody owns copies of these things, the University of Texas has to. I wonder how to track them down. Maybe they are next door at the Bureau.

4 comments:

James Long said...

I uesd to work at the BEG when Fisher was head and Virgil Barnes was still around to talk about tektites. Great place for maps.

Nosmo said...

UT does have a Department of Petroleum Engineering. Ask around there first.

Michael Tobis said...

The Bureau of Economic Geology is easier for me, and they are pretty much Map Central.

Jay Alt said...

Map Showing Geology, Oil and Gas Fields, and Geologic Provinces of the Gulf of Mexico Region 8.5 Mb
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1997/ofr-97-470/OF97-470L/

Energy Resources Mapping
http://certmapper.cr.usgs.gov/data/envision/index.html

zoom and toggle features. Production folder holds oil & gas well locations, by decade from 1910. First offshore wells in Gulf date from the '40s.