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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The firm described Crummy, a former lawyer and longtime Denver Post reporter, as an expert at handling communications strategies for "complex, high-stakes and controversial projects often involving the intersection of business, public policy and law."....

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As both Baghdad and Erbil failed to agree on a federal law to govern the oil and gas sector, the Kurdish authorities signed dozens of oil and gas deals with foreign companies and countries ... The KRG ultimately passed its own oil and gas law, which Baghdad has never recognised....

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Sun Star 21 Sep 2023
Major oil companies imposed another hike on Tuesday, September 19 ... Perez has urged the National Government to consider the suspension of both value-added and excise taxes on oil by scrapping the Oil Deregulation Law, which he claims plays a significant role in the escalating fuel prices....

California cracks down on carbon

Economist 21 Sep 2023
... hailed by climate campaigners as tipping points in American law ... But in April the Supreme Court dealt a blow to oil producers by rejecting their efforts to move such cases from state to federal courts.\nThe two laws are likely to have bigger, and more immediate, consequences....

No federal oil and gas leases in Montana in '23

Missoulian 21 Sep 2023
BILLINGS — There will be no federal oil and gas lease sales in Montana this year ... Olsen was referring to Montana U.S District Justices Donald Molloy and Brian Morris, both of whom have ruled against federal agencies for not performing environmental reviews required by law ... State oil and gas leases haven't performed much better....

Using a New ID, Suez Rajan, Tanker in Iranian Forfeiture Case, Departs U.S.

The Maritime Executive 21 Sep 2023
Department of Justice highlighted as the first-ever criminal resolution involving a company that violated sanctions by facilitating the illicit sale and transport of Iranian oil. The Suez Rajan, a 12-year-old crude oil tanker, had become tangled in the mysterious web of Iranian dealings in the efforts to avoid U.S....

No federal oil, gas leases in Montana in '23

Independent Record 21 Sep 2023
BILLINGS — There will be no federal oil and gas lease sales in Montana this year ... Olsen was referring to Montana U.S District Justices Donald Molloy and Brian Morris, both of whom have ruled against federal agencies for not performing environmental reviews required by law ... State oil and gas leases haven't performed much better....

2023 to see no federal oil, gas leases in state

Montana Standard 21 Sep 2023
There will be no federal oil and gas lease sales in Montana this year ... This was the first full year of federal leases offered under regulatory reforms championed by President Joe Biden, who steered oil and gas leases toward competitive bidding, while also increasing royalty payments from 12.5% to 16.67%, on par with the Montana state rate....

The bizarre disappearance of Maud Crawford

Log Cabin Democrat 21 Sep 2023
Impressed with her skills, the firm encouraged her study of the law. As the South Arkansas Oil Boom expanded in the 1920s, the firm needed experts in legal titles and mineral rights ... The law firm gained additional prestige in Camden in 1939 when former Congressman John L....

Dandelion Energy Celebrates New York Governor Hochul Signing Law to Reform Geothermal Drilling Regulations and ...

Victoria Advocate 21 Sep 2023
Law removes outdated regulations and will jumpstart geothermal ... "We are thrilled that Governor Hochul has signed this bill into law ... "This law will ensure our ... Before passage of this law, New York regulated geothermal systems at depths greater than 500 feet like oil and gas drilling....

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The Daily Sceptic 21 Sep 2023
“Suella Braverman slams Chris Packham after wildlife presenter insisted it is ‘ethically responsible’ for eco mob to break the law and warned an oil refinery could be blown up” – Home Secretary Suella Braverman has slammed BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham for ......

BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham says it is 'ethically responsible' for climate change protesters to ...

The Daily Mail 20 Sep 2023
The BBC Springwatch presenter earlier this month gave his backing to eco activists breaking the law and even suggested a 'radical flank' of the climate change movement could see oil refineries being 'blown up' ... Is It Time To Break The Law?' ... what gives you the authority to say you can do this, you have my support, break the law?' READ MORE....

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