Dec 16, 2020
Don’t Count Out the US Oil & Gas Industry Yet
"On one hand, the energy transition is real and here to stay. On the other hand, there are 280 million cars on the road in the U.S. today, 279 million of them running on oil, and the...
Nov 29, 2020
Why Oil Won’t “Go Gentle Into That Good Night”
The progressive goal to “transition” away from oil might not be as easy as some proclaim. In the U.S., oil has been our main source of energy since 1950, when it...
Oct 15, 2020
Why Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Must Support 'Fracking' for Oil and Natural Gas
Through the worst public health crisis in many decades, it has been a devastating seven months for the U.S. economy. But hope is emerging: September unemployment was at 7.9%, down...
Oct 7, 2020
U.S. Energy, Enviro Security Depends on Mining
“It’s a very significant strategic issue for the U.S. and the West. I almost liken it to Huawei. We wake up and they’re in control of the world,” Admiral Mike...
May 25, 2020
Why the International Energy Agency Supports America’s Shale Oil and Natural Gas Revolution
“In my view it is far too early to write the obituary of shale oil in the U.S,” Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, May 15, 2020 As...
Apr 21, 2020
USMCA Solidifies the Best Oil, Gas Alliance Ever
Amid the current COVID-19 calamity, let me focus on something very positive in the energy space: the trade alliance between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In short,...
Apr 6, 2020
The US Could Become the Largest Oil, Gas Exporter
Amid a thunderstorm of horrifically sad COVID-19 news, I wanted to focus on an energy story to lift your spirits. We all realize that energy markets are such an afterthought right...
Mar 16, 2020
The US Department of Energy Just Confirmed Our More Oil And Natural Gas Reality Again
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Annual Energy Outlook 2020 (AEO 2020) was released at the end of January. And as always, the forecast offers keen insight into our energy...
Mar 11, 2020
Germany Shows How Key Gas Is – And the US Must Supply
No country ever has spent more money forcing the adoption of renewable energy than Germany. Passed in 2010, Germany’s Energiewende is an “energy transition” based...
Mar 9, 2020
Shale’s Low Prices Will Have US Natural Gas Electricity Breaking Records Again This Summer
In 2019, U.S. natural gas easily led commodities with prices dropping by nearly 30% (e.g., Zinc was second, down 5%). Importantly, this drastic fall in the cost of gas came even with...
Mar 3, 2020
Will US Coal Power Plant Retirements Slow Down?
Everybody knows that coal has struggled over the past decade or so here in the U.S. Since 2010 alone, coal electricity generation capacity has sunk nearly 30%. Retirements have even...
Feb 28, 2020
Japan Will Remain A Key Market for US LNG
Japan has been the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer for a very long time. Since U.S. LNG exports from shale started in February 2016, Japan has been its...
Feb 26, 2020
The Obvious Reality of More US Oil and Natural Gas
Natural gas overwhelmingly dominates the U.S. electric power system, double second place coal. Gas is cleaner, cheaper, more flexible, and more reliable. Gas will supply over 40% of...
Feb 13, 2020
The US Still Imports a Lot of Oil
The goal of U.S. “Energy Independence” continues to be pushed across the spectrum. It rests on lowering oil imports, seen as a bugaboo for us since the crisis of the...
Feb 13, 2020
IEA Chief: US Ban on Fracking Would Ripple Negative Effects Across the Globe
A US fracking ban would be hurt both the U.S. and Europe.
Feb 7, 2020
US Natural Gas Prices Fall to Four-Year Lows
After the lowest summer gas prices since 1998, the cold weather to push U.S. natural gas prices up have simply not arrived. On January 20, prices fell below $2.00 per MMBtu for the...
Feb 4, 2020
US Department of Energy Says More Oil, More Gas
Numerous energy headlines from this past week alone caught my attention. They perfectly illustrate the massive scale of investment plans for oil and gas projects around the...
Jan 29, 2020
US LNG Boom Hits Third Place in 2019
Really starting in February 2016, the U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) boom continues apace. The U.S. now has six export facilities online with 15 trains in service. In 2019,...
Jan 22, 2020
Exxon Isn’t the Oil User. You Are.
Finally ending a four-year saga, the verdict came in December against the New York Attorney General: ExxonMobil did not deceive or mislead investors over climate change impacts. No...
Jan 9, 2020
Low US Natural Gas Prices Lock in More Demand
Natural gas prices have sunk.After the lowest U.S. summer gas prices in 20 years, the winter cold weather to push up prices has just not arrived. Remember, gas prices usually...
Jan 3, 2020
Obama's Support for America's Shale Oil, Gas
The natural gas boom has led to cleaner power, and greater energy independence…. Natural gas isn't just appearing magically…. We're encouraging it and working with the...
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