Oil (band)

Oil is a Christian thrash metal band from Long Beach, California, USA. The band was formed in 1997 by Ron Rinehart, the former vocalist with Dark Angel, who converted to Christianity at a Harvest Crusade after Dark Angel's dissolution in 1992. Other members include lead guitarist Blake Nelson (formerly with Deceiver, Desire and Captain Black) and drummer Jason Vander Pal. Oil has released two studio albums and one live album.

In 2004, Rinehart left the band to pursue other non-musical interests. The rest of the group is looking for a new vocalist.


Oil's first release was a self-financed EP in 1999.

The Refine album was well-reviewed for its honest, no frills metal approach. The band performed live gigs, including a show at the Stryper Expo, but Rinehart received an injury soon after the album release which meant Oil did not perform for nearly a year. Once recovered, Rinehart and Oil returned to performing, being announced as special guests to Disciple in April.

The band recorded a live album Choice Cuts Off the Chopping Block at the First Baptist Church in Downey, California, in November 2002. The record included two new acoustic songs, "This Is My Prayer" and "Medicine Man". When bass guitarist Matthew Joy opted out in May 2003, Oil recruited Jonathan Thiemens of Blind Sacrificies as a temporary replacement. This became permanent in July.

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Column: Column: Newsom promised to punish “Big oil” for profiteering, but so far it’s just talk

The Los Angeles Times 06 Feb 2023
Gavin Newsom has been loud and adamant about punishing “greedy Big >Oil” for its “windfall” profits ... But oil companies compete against each other ... There’s lots of chatter in the oil industry ... The oil industry-backed referendum would repeal a 2022 state law that bans new wells within 3,200 feet of homes, schools, parks and other public facilities....

Here's what House Bill 507 means for Ohio's state parks

Richland Source 06 Feb 2023
House Bill 507 requires state agencies in Ohio to lease agency owned or controlled oil and gas resources for development ... 507 nor the (Oil and Gas Land Commission's) nominating process permit the leasing of above-ground surface rights, but rather relate only to formations below state-owned and controlled lands,” O’Grady said....

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Should it be illegal to 'influence' a women seeking an abortion?

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What’s more, Just Stop Oil have announced the suspension of their anti-social stunts, so why do we need these new laws at all? No surprise this legislation is becoming known as the Just Stop Protests Bill ... for additional laws to deal with Just Stop Oil et al another question....

KBR Technology Selected for Green Ammonia Project in South America

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the significant adverse impacts on economic and market conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the company's ability to respond to the resulting challenges and business disruption; the recent dislocation of the global energy market; the company's ability to manage its liquidity; ......

Hong Kong-China border reopens as city looks to rebuild economy

Hong Kong Standard 06 Feb 2023
Lee is working to attract new investment to the city, and has prioritized returning Hong Kong to normal life and regaining its status as a finance hub after protests in 2019, the imposition of national security laws in 2020 and the pandemic. That includes a bid to convince oil ......

Nader: Corporate Personhood Is at the Root of Inequality

Truth Dig 06 Feb 2023
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San Diego shark tourism companies beached as Mexico bans cage diving

The Los Angeles Times 06 Feb 2023
A California law banning new oil and gas wells near homes, schools and other community sites took effect at the start of this year but is now on hold. Oil and gas industry officials who oppose the law gathered enough petition signatures to put a referendum on the 2024 ballot....

New California oil well ban put on hold for voters to decide

Federal News Radio 05 Feb 2023
(AP) — California’s new law banning new oil and gas wells near homes, schools and other community sites has been put on hold until after voters decide next year whether to throw it out, officials announced Friday ... (AP) — California’s new law banning new oil and gas ......

Open Source: HB 507 amendments are 'ornaments' on a 'Christmas tree bill'

Richland Source 05 Feb 2023
DeWine’s desk, HB 507 was 42 pages long and included provisions on internet auctions, local pesticide regulations, food safety laws, the towing of abandoned vehicles, green energy tax credits, drilling for oil and gas on state-owned lands and, of course, the minimum number of young chicks that could be sold in a group....

The Progenitor of Inequalities—Corporate Personhood vs. Human Beings

Common Dreams 05 Feb 2023
The modern history of corporate law is now aimed at maximizing the limited liability of the corporation itself ... In this category are the large drug, chemical, auto, oil, coal, and hospital chains.Wrongfully injured people suing corporations under tort law find corporations can endlessly delay, with their insured or deductible legal expenses....

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