Cash in on Energy in Ukraine and the Rift Basins of Eastern Africa

May 25, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Christopher Brown serves as director, research, international oil and gas at Canaccord Genuity and has provided international analytical coverage since 2006. Previously, Christopher worked as the international oil and gas analyst for BMO Capital Markets.[read more]

Washington Needs to Embrace the New American Century: More Thoughts on US Exports

February 17, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's recent column is a must read. He argues that innovation in the US is driving us to greatness again and potentially fantastic job creation but he notes correctly that our political leaders in Congress are failing to join in the success.[read more]

US Export Bans 101: Markets Defy Artificial Barriers

February 5, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe

Environmental advocates weighing in against US oil and gas exports and Keystone XL Pipeline need to be wary. The belief that creating barriers to exports and infrastructure will lock oil and gas under the ground is a misplaced one. Markets will clear, as long as the demand for fossil energy remains.[read more]

LNG Exports - The $35 Billion Bull Invading Canada: Interview with Jason Sawatzky

October 12, 2013 by Jim Patrick

Jason Sawatzky is Director of Institutional Equity Research at AltaCorp, where he focuses on oilfield services. Prior to joining AltaCorp, Sawatzky was an associate analyst covering oilfield services at Stifel Nicolaus from 2009 to 2011.[read more]

Fitch: Russian Natural Gas Export Opens Eastern Horizons

September 20, 2013 by Igor Alexeev

Russian Gas Exports

Since the adoption of the “third energy package” in 2009, Moscow has been deeply disappointed by European red tape in the sphere of energy policy. Brussels introduced bureaucratic hurdles for Russian energy companies on the EU market to revise existing contracts down.[read more]

Graph of the Day: German Solar Energy Exports

July 16, 2013 by Robert Wilson

German Solar Exports

Here is a rather obvious cycle: Solar power output goes up during the day, and down to zero at night. Remarkably, Germany’s electricity imports and exports now follow an identical cycle.[read more]

LNG Exports Could Create Big Job, Economic Numbers

May 17, 2013 by Mark Green

jobs multiplier effect?

LNG exports are projected to produce annual increases in revenue to federal, state and local governments of between $6.4 billion to $9.3 billion in the base scenario to $27.9 billion to $40.4 billion in the high-export scenario by 2035.[read more]

Canada’s Most Priceless Commodity Is Not Oil

March 22, 2013 by Jim Baird

Canadian water supply

As holders of 20 percent of the world’s fresh water, Canada is in a unique position to capitalize on the defining issue of the 21st century. In fact it is in a more dominant position with water than with oil.[read more]

Should Alaska Export More LNG to Asia?

December 13, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

Alaska via Shutterstock

The Governor of Alaska reportedly met this week with officials from the South Korean national gas company to discuss exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Ever since crude oil production on Alaska's North Slope ramped up in the 1980s, industry observers have speculated about the ultimate disposition of the significant associated...[read more]

Geopolitics Likely to Trump Economics In US LNG Export Question

December 10, 2012 by Amy Myers Jaffe

Oil Tanker via Shutterstock

Last week, U.S. Gulf of Mexico natural gas exports took a step closer to reality with the release of NERA Economic Consulting’s study for the U.S. Department of Energy concluding that the economic benefits (including wealth transfer affects) from liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the U.S. Gulf coast will outweigh the losses from “reduced capital and wage income to U.S. consumers.”[read more]


Let’s Not Let L, N and G Spell “Stupid”

September 14, 2012 by Joel Brown

LNG Tanker via Shutterstock

My journalist daughter always reminds me “Don’t bury your leads”, so here goes:  we are not just ill-advised, but downright foolish to expand the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG). There are several reasons why.World LNG prices are based on the price of crude oil or its products.  This ignores the fact that natural gas is...[read more]

US To Be A Net Exporter of Petroleum Products- Is This A Good Thing?

December 7, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

US petroleum product exports have been in the news, along with the welcome discovery that we are apparently on track to become a net exporter of these fuels this year, for the first time since the 1940s. This is a far cry from energy independence, as various oil skeptics have been quick to point out, but it's still a noteworthy...[read more]

Exports A Big Opportunity for U.S. Advanced Battery Manufacturers

August 26, 2011 by James Greenberger

The U.S. government is waking up to this possibly good news story. At the 2011 NAATBatt Annual Meeting and Conference on September 7-8, 2011 in Louisville, representatives of the U.S. Department of Commerce, The Export-Import Bank of the United States and the International Finance Corporation (a division of the World Bank) will talk about programs and incentives which can help U.S. battery manufacturers take advantage of growing foreign markets for their products. In addition, Terry Copeland, CEO of Altairnano Technologies, and Chris Cowger, CEO of Ener1 will talk about how they see opportunities for advanced energy storage in the export market. Both Altairnano and Ener1 have recently focused on that market with some success.[read more]

How to Grow Out of the Decline

Also written with Ted Nordhaus. Last week's dismal manufacturing report followed by the deal to slash spending [Editor: and since this submission, the S&P downgrade and subsequent significant stock sell off] have spooked the markets, which fear lower growth. While Obama and the Democrats say they will now focus on increasing jobs,...[read more]

US Dept of Commerce Says Cleantech Exports Add Jobs

August 2, 2011 by Benjamin Lack

Francisco Sanchez, Department of Commerce Under Secretary, discusses how much emphasis is being placed on exporting clean tech solutions. Full Transcript: Ben Lack: I’m here with Under Secretary of Commerce, Francisco Sanchez. Thanks so much for being with us. Francisco Sanchez:  Thank you, Ben. Good to be with you. Ben Lack:...[read more]