Just stop raping the planet already. Damn. The need for oil and natural gas won’t go away when the world, hopefully with us leading the way, moves on to a carbon neutral economy. Petroleum products will still be needed for clothing, building materials, pharmaceuticals, transportation related products, plastics and so on. But, the vast expansion of fossil fuel production will be greatly diminished. It is counterproductive to consider expanding oil production when economically, the exploration and drilling costs are not likely to be recovered due to the glut of existing raw oil resources that will become available. ... ... Besides all that, the permafrost which structurally supports existing pipelines, is melting. This places great economic risks of not even being able to transport newly developed oil and gas resources to any accessible storage or refinery at all. Big money dudes, think of the losses you will incur. ‘Oh, the money, the money!’ Just stop so the rest of us can find joy in saving the planet, while you can enjoy cutting your losses.