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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Turkey’s Defense Minister Accuses Greece, Cyprus of Provocations

The National Herald 26 May 2019
He did not mention Turkey has sent two energy research vessels and a warship into CyprusExclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) where foreign companies licensed by the legitimate government are drilling for oil and gas, nor that Turkey doesn’t recognize laws of the sea it’s now citing as a right to intervene....

Humans can adapt to climate change, but first we have to stop wasting time arguing

The Dallas Morning News 26 May 2019
As co-founder and advisory partner of NGP Energy Capital Management, I have seen how the combination of rule of law, property rights, open capital markets, and human ingenuity enabled independent oil and gas entrepreneurs to produce natural gas from the toughest geology in the world....

Government is determined to implement market friendly policies – Energy Minister

Ghana Business News 25 May 2019
“This is particularly important because oil and gas projects have become very expensive, upstream investments are not increasing faster, and the threat of the green revolution to the prospects of hydrocarbon based economic development, have led us to reconsider our strategy for the accelerated growth of our oil and gas industry,” he said....


Peace FM Online 25 May 2019
The Minister said this in an address at an Oil and Gas Legislative Review Stakeholders meeting held in Accra on Friday to examine a new strategy and to collate views of stakeholders in order to speed up growth of the Oil and Gas Industry ... Laws must be informed by policies and strategies and not the other way....

Police seize CBD oil they say contains THC from Rapid City store

The Daily Republic 25 May 2019
Police seize CBD oil they say contains THC from Rapid City store ... — A month after a Rapid City area prosecutor said he wouldn't prosecute CBD oil cases, law enforcement seized hemp-derived CBD oil they say contains THC from a Rapid City store ... Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has said he considers all hemp and CBD oil illegal....

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 25, 2019

The Oklahoman 25 May 2019
Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 15.. Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m ... 1-7H Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 07-17N-11W; 390 barrels oil per day, 3,471,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 14,455 ... 3HX Well; N1/2 N1/2 N1/2 NW1/4 (SL) of 04-15N-10W; 579 barrels oil per day, 2,352,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 20,923 ... OIL-LAW RECORDS CORP....

Listen: A grand bargain as the session comes to an end

Chron 25 May 2019
Meantime, Beto O'Rourke now says it's time to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump ... Greg Abbott a bill expanding the medical cannabis oil law ... .......

Klobuchar to roll out policy priorities for farmers in Iowa

The Hill 25 May 2019
Sen ... Klobuchar is scheduled to outline the proposal during a Saturday campaign swing through Iowa City.ADVERTISEMENT ... It would also crack down on the Environmental Protection Agency’s issuance of Renewable Fuel Standard waivers that exempt some oil refineries from U.S. laws requiring them blend biofuels, like ethanol, into their fuel ... .......

Pipeline Activists Challenge Louisiana Law That Criminalizes Protest

truthout 24 May 2019
The law expanded the definition of “critical infrastructure” in the state to include the oil-and-gas rich state’s vast 125,000-mile network of pipelines, making trespassing on or near them a felony rather than a misdemeanor ... The Louisiana law emerged as part of a ......

B.C. can’t restrict oil shipments in key case for pipeline: Court

Toronto Sun 24 May 2019
“The ‘default’ position of the law is to prohibit the possession of all heavy oil in the province above the Substance Threshold — an immediate and existential threat to a federal undertaking that is being expanded specifically to increase the amount of oil being transported through British Columbia....

ACLU asks federal court to stop South Dakota from enforcing 'riot boosting' law pending lawsuit

The Daily Republic 24 May 2019
ACLU asks federal court to stop South Dakota from enforcing 'riot boosting' law pending lawsuit ... The Syncrude oil sands plant near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, Aug ... Kristi Noem's anti-"riot boosting" law while their court battle plays out ... The laws went into effect immediately upon her signing....

Sultan of Brunei Returns his Oxford Honorary Law Degree Following Backlash Over LGBT Law

News18 24 May 2019
The oil-rich Southeast Asian nation had in April introduced a new strict anti-LGBT law ......

What drives gas prices up - and how we can steer them down

The Grand Island Independent 24 May 2019
The price of crude oil is the single largest factor ... Energy Information Administration, crude oil prices make up 57% of the price of retail gas ... - Eliminate century-old laws (such as the Jones Act) that limit which ships can carry oil from coast to coast, forcing prices higher and protecting special interests....