The Climate Yawns: Donald Trump is no more a planet wrecker than Barack Obama (as measured to the third decimal).
Thought Piece [While many people seemingly have forgotten that Clean Power Plan was a legalistic nightmare, I think it is important to remember the CPP was opposed by 31 states (out of 50) in court. Ultimately, it was a poorly-written, over-politicized document [...]
Thought Piece [The technology of horizontal drilling and fracking is moving at hyper-speed in the US, thanks to the Internet of Things and the innovations of the American private sector. As expected, the energy industry continues [...]
[I have up-dated a piece I wrote last year, "EPA's Clean Power Plan and its Moment of Truth." While many people seemingly have forgotten that it was a legalistic nightmare, I think it is important to revisit its [...]
U.S. oil and gas industry reaps the benefits of international trade, aided by new technologies and growing transportation hubs.
Thought Piece [The following piece by John Kemp is a well-nuanced look at the current US gas and oil industry. While increasing flows of oil and gas are doing well, thanks to the return to free [...]
Saudi Arabia’s Oil Supremacy Falters: Rejiggering its long-held strategy of clinging to market share
Thought Piece [No amount of rejiggering its long-held strategy can help Saudi Arabia keep its market share. Simple supply and demand economics has hit the international oil markets right between the eyes. Thanks mostly to the growing efficiencies [...]
New era of energy and its transportation in US begins tomorrow (or the day after). Quietly, the long years of engineering come to fruition….
Thought Piece [Below, please find two stories that effectively announce a new era without being all that much different than the old era. Oil and natural gas will continue to flow from North Dakota to the [...]
The Chevron Doctrine may be gone, Gorsuch Defended Illegal Immigrants in Criticism of Government Agencies.
[It looks like the Chevron Doctrine, which was a pivotal 33-year-old Supreme Court decision, Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, is soon history. This single case established that courts should defer to the judgment of a [...]
Justin Trudeau: “No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and just leave them there.”
Thought Piece [The total lack of understanding about the importance of good global economics on display in James Ayre's piece is staggering. As Bjorn Lomborg points out in Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on February 9, 2017, "by far [...]
OPEC Faces Quandary as U.S. Oil Inventories Swell: Oil cartel’s cuts are helping competitors fill their storage tanks
Thought piece [The remarkable production capabilities and transportation system for US oil and natural gas continue to change the world and its geopolitics. As predicted, OPEC's strangle hold on energy is officially over. Along with [...]
It's Time for a National Debate on Fracking Stephen Heins, Spark Magazine http://spark.fortnightly.com/fortnightly/its-time-national-debate-fracking?sthash.K1Dpwp7q.mjjo On April 8th, 2015, the Wall Street Journal headline read "Bloomberg Criticizes New York Fracking Ban." During his interview, former New York [...]
Wood Mackenzie forecasts ‘net positive’ for energy markets under Trump: New Pipelines, Cleaner Fossil Fuels and Renewables
Thought Piece [Currently, the U.S. is producing more than 9 million barrels per day of oil, with world-wide production around 96 million barrels per day, which means that the U.S. now accounts for 9 or [...]
Lawmaker says ‘majority’ of House Republicans are ‘deniers’: Harvard Professor says “Things are not looking good.”
Thought Piece Naomi Oreskes, the Harvard University science historian [I must admit that it is hard being called a denier, just because some of us don't see a black and white world, especially from [...]