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.

Biography

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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In Colorado, President Biden’s energy leasing moratorium on public lands brings praise, lawsuit

Lamar Ledger 28 Jan 2021
President Joe Biden’s order issued Wednesday to pause new oil and gas leasing on public lands was praised by Coloradans who see the move as crucial to fighting climate change but was immediately met with a lawsuit by a Colorado-based industry group ... “President Biden cannot simply ignore laws in effect for over half a century.”....
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Industry group challenges Biden’s oil and gas lease moratorium in federal court

Ashe Post & Times 27 Jan 2021
District Court for the District of Wyoming, alleges the president’s order violates federal law ... “We’re going to review and reset the oil and gas leasing program,” Biden said Wednesday at the White House. Kathleen Sgamma, president of the Alliance, which represents 200 oil and gas companies, said in a statement that “the law is clear.”....
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AP sources: Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands

Seattle PI 27 Jan 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S ... The moratorium is intended to allow time for officials to review the impact of oil and gas drilling on the environment and climate ... "Meanwhile, the laws of physics, chemistry and supply and demand remain in effect....
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Just like Trump? Biden using executive orders to reposition nation's energy production, could face similar court challenges as 44

The Oklahoman 27 Jan 2021
And, the letter said it appears the executive order conflicts with federal laws authorizing oil, gas and coal production from federal reserves and conflicts with the Administrative Procedure Act, which bars a federal agency head or the President from making decisions that are arbitrary, capricious or otherwise contrary to law....
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Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands, Daines to introduce counter-legislation

Great Falls Tribune 27 Jan 2021
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S ... The moratorium is intended to allow time for officials to review the impact of oil and gas drilling on the environment and climate ... "Meanwhile, the laws of physics, chemistry and supply and demand remain in effect....
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US Oil Group Sues Biden Administration to Challenge Ban on Leasing Federal Lands

Urdu Point 27 Jan 2021
... Alliance filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Wednesday challenging the temporary halt on oil and gas leases on Federal land as being conflicting with US law....
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Biden pledged $2 trillion to slow climate change. Here’s where things stand.

Carroll County Times 27 Jan 2021
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday was undertaking the most ambitious effort ever to cut America’s oil, gas and coal emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change. New executive orders target federal subsidies for those industries and halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters....
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Complaint against Glencore over Chad spill clears UK hurdle

Urdu Point 27 Jan 2021
A complaint by rights groups over a toxic spill at an oil site in Chad linked to the British subsidiary of mining giant Glencore has cleared a hurdle in the UK, Britain's trade ministry said ... The two other groups in the complaint are the Chad-based Public Interest Law Center (PILC) and the Association of Young Chadians in the Oil Zone (AJTZP)....
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Biden aims for most ambitious US effort on climate change

Odessa American 27 Jan 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday was undertaking the most ambitious effort ever to cut America's oil, gas and coal emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change. New executive orders target federal subsidies for those industries and halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters....
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White House to pause oil, gas leases on U.S. land

Arkansas Online 27 Jan 2021
WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S ... The moratorium is intended to allow time for officials to review the impact of oil and gas drilling on the environment and climate ... "Meanwhile, the laws of physics, chemistry and supply and demand remain in effect....
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Biden to Target Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Leasing on Public Lands in New Climate Orders

NBCBayArea 27 Jan 2021
President Joe Biden on Wednesday was undertaking the most ambitious effort ever to cut America's oil, gas and coal emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change. New executive orders target federal subsidies for those industries and halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters....
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Biden to halt oil drilling on public lands, announce further climate action Wednesday

The Oregonian 27 Jan 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S ... The moratorium is intended to allow time for officials to review the impact of oil and gas drilling on the environment and climate ... “Meanwhile, the laws of physics, chemistry and supply and demand remain in effect....
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Biden to pause drilling on public lands

The Oklahoman 27 Jan 2021
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S ... The moratorium is intended to allow time for officials to review the impact of oil and gas drilling on the environment and climate ... “Meanwhile, the laws of physics, chemistry and supply and demand remain in effect....
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