Oct 12, 2021
Energy as a Foundation of Modern Life
Sep 28, 2021
Why Do ‘Fracking’ Opponents Ignore Its Moral Benefits?
As perhaps the most important global energy development of the 21st Century, too many of our policymakers seem unaware of the benefits that “fracking” for oil and natural...
Sep 14, 2021
The Obvious Delusion of ‘No More Natural Gas’
Whether coming from politicians, ESG insiders, or competing industries, the assertion that natural gas demand is somehow going away, and investments in new supply are thus...
Aug 30, 2021
Five Big Problems With President Biden’s Energy-Climate Plan
1. Oil obviously has no alternative. The infatuation with wind and solar power is an “electricity-only” one. These renewables compete only in the power sector, which...
Aug 4, 2021
U.S. Natural Gas Prices Flying Through Summer 2021
Unpredicted and up about a third since early-June, U.S. Henry Hub natural gas prices have been soaring this summer to over $4.00 per MMBtu. Prices this time last year during the...
Jul 27, 2021
Carbon-Neutral LNG: Another Reason Why Natural Gas Could Win ‘The Energy Transition’
Now at 375 Bcf/d, the reality of the world’s energy situation is that natural gas demand is set to grow substantially in the years ahead. Any serious low-carbon outlook has...
Jul 21, 2021
The Gigantic Holes in Anti-Oil ESG Activism
Let’s start with the obvious: Oil is the world’s most important fuel, supplying 35% of all energy and over 95% of transportation needs. More than 6,000 everyday products...
Jul 2, 2021
As U.S. Temperatures Spike, So Does the Need for Natural Gas
As our energy-climate discussion marches on, one of the most telling things is being played out this sweltering summer. Once again, U.S. natural gas is being shown as undeniably...
Jun 23, 2021
The Importance of Pennsylvania’s Natural Gas
Thanks to fracking in the Marcellus shale, Pennsylvania has led a U.S. natural gas revolution since 2007. The state’s production has exploded almost 40-fold, to over 7,300...
Jun 7, 2021
The World’s Liquefied Natural Gas Market Is Roaring Back
Accounting for ~15% of global gas consumption, the 48 Bcf/d global liquefied natural gas (LNG) is on the move again. After an obviously rough 2020, where Covid-19 caused just 1%...
May 21, 2021
Climate Change and the Energy Transition Demand a U.S. Mining Revolution
“Today, the data shows a looming mismatch between the world’s strengthened climate ambitions and the availability of critical minerals that are essential to realizing...
May 18, 2021
Where Does US Natural Gas Production Go From Here?
Surging U.S. natural gas production via “fracking” has been the key gas story globally since the shale revolution took flight in 2008. From 2008 to 2019, U.S. output...
May 7, 2021
Dear President AMLO: Mexico Needs US Natural Gas
Despite April being a maintenance and lower demand month, U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico have been rising to record levels (Figure 1). Piped supply to our southern ally...
Apr 26, 2021
Electrification: The Challenge of a Lifetime
As the American Jobs Plan, President Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure package proposes a $174 billion investment ‘’to win the EV [electric vehicle]...
Apr 14, 2021
The US May Be Getting Smaller, But Our Natural Gas Exports Are Getting Bigger
“We could go to zero tomorrow and the problem isn’t solved,” John Kerry, President Biden’s Climate Czar, January 2021 One of the biggest liabilities with U.S....
Mar 19, 2021
America's Most Underrated Energy Reality: Low and Lower Cost Natural Gas
There may be no bigger ignored energy reality than that of low-cost natural gas. In 2020, for instance, Henry Hub national prices averaged just $2.05 per MMBtu, their lowest in...
Mar 16, 2021
Top 3 Energy Stories for 2021: Texas, Cali, Oil
Let me start with the elephant in the room: the recent Texas energy crisis. To be sure, ALL energy sources had their problems. With natural gas accounting for 45-50% of the...
Mar 4, 2021
California’s Energy Policies Hurt Minority Citizens the Most
In 2020, some 9 million Californians were unable to pay their energy bills. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) reports that customers of the major...
Feb 17, 2021
Is the Anti-Oil Movement Installing the Next Recession?
Attention my fellow Americans and all energy consumers of the world. From politicians to environmental groups to even some on Wall Street demanding ESG at all costs, it seems...
Feb 16, 2021
Why Does CCS Matter?
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies have seen a slow evolution over the years, but they continue to be viewed as essential to mitigating climate change. According to the...
Feb 10, 2021
Despite Covid-19, US Oil and Natural Gas Exports Hitting Record Levels
After the canceling of the Keystone XL oil pipeline the previous week, a new Executive Order dominated the oil and gas headlines the last week of January. President Biden has halted...
Feb 9, 2021
Why Mexico Needs to Honor Its Energy Reforms
It has been a difficult era for Mexico since crude oil production peaked in 2004 with the collapse of giant field Cantarell. As the chart below from BP shows, output since then...
Sign up for RC newsletters
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
Go to full site