Plenty of Opportunities Still Left in International Junior E&Ps: Interview with Amin Haque

November 23, 2013 by Jim Patrick

Amin Haque provides MGI Securities with research coverage of international explorers, producers and oilfield service companies. Haque brings 14 years of financial market experience, seven of which have been devoted to equity research analysis.[read more]

US Edges Saudi Arabia, Russia in Oil and Gas

October 8, 2013 by Marianne Lavelle

US Oil and Gas Growth

The International Energy Agency made headlines nearly one year ago with its bold forecast that the United States was on track to being the world’s top oil and natural gas producer by 2017. Turns out that the US is fracking its way to the top far faster than the experts anticipated.[read more]

Oil and Gas Limits Underly Syria's Conflict

September 12, 2013 by Gail Tverberg

Energy Consumption

If oil depletion is becoming an increasing problem, I am afraid we can expect increasing conflict in the Middle East, regardless of whether the US chooses to intervene in Syria, because of increased oil depletion. A shortfall in one country can ripple to the next country, on and on.[read more]

Oil Prices Lead to Hard Financial Limits

August 30, 2013 by Gail Tverberg

Oil Market Pricing

We live in a finite world. Clearly, a finite world has assorted limits of various kinds. Yet economists and many other researchers use predictive models that assume that these limits are unimportant, at least for the foreseeable future.[read more]


Energy Facts: Fossil Fuels Replace Nuclear in Japan

March 15, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

Japan increased the use of fossil fuels for power generation 21% in 2012, following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.[read more]

Unlock US Energy Potential: Offshore Oil and Gas

February 21, 2013 by Mark Green

While there’s talk in Washington of an all-of-the-above approach to energy, there’s much to be done in applying that concept to our outer continental shelf oil and natural gas reserves.[read more]

Why IEA Oil Forecast is Unrealistically High

November 15, 2012 by Gail Tverberg

The International Energy Agency forecasts that the United States will become the world’s largest oil producer by 2020, and will become a net oil exporter by 2030. What the forecasts ignore is the problem of diminishing returns.[read more]

Mississippi Residents Find Death Along Oily Gulf Shores

March 31, 2012 by Rocky Kistner

Photo by Laurel Lockamy

Since BP’s catastrophic oil blowout nearly two years ago, Laurel Lockamy has gotten pretty good at photographing the dead. She’s snapped images of dozens of lifeless turtles and dolphins, countless dead fish, birds, armadillos and nutria and pretty much anything that crawls, swims or flies near the white sandy Mississippi...[read more]

The US and Saudi Arabia: A Renewed Partnership on Oil Markets?

March 23, 2012 by Amy Myers Jaffe

On gasoline prices, President Obama is starting to learn the lesson of his predecessors. The quickest way to lower gasoline prices is by calling on Saudi Arabia.For three decades, US presidents have called on Saudi Arabia to get them out of an oil price bind. Saudi Arabia helped President Ronald Reagan get a leg up in the Cold War by...[read more]

The Future of Oil & Gas: Exploring New Innovation in Old-Fashioned Energy Webcast Recap

February 6, 2012 by Sheila Oliva

Sheila Oliva recaps The Energy Collective's last webinar. Great for those who missed it![read more]

Because That's Where the Emissions Are

January 16, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency released its tabulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from large facilities in the US. In perusing the data I couldn't help thinking of the quote attributed to Willie Sutton concerning why he robbed banks. Even if he never actually said, "Because that's where the money is," the simple logic of...[read more]

Don't Believe the Fantasy Job Claims on Keystone XL: It's Not in Our Best Interest

January 14, 2012 by Nicole Lederer

Groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable say they speak for the country’s business interests. When it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline, they most definitely do not. Nicole Lederer explains why.[read more]

Petroleum Prices Set Records in 2011

January 11, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

Without much fanfare, the Energy Information Agency of the US Department of Energy released a report on 2011 energy commodity prices yesterday. It confirmed that crude oil and key petroleum products set annually averaged price records last year. This largely snuck up on us, because it occurred without the kind of dramatic price spike we experienced in 2008 or in the oil crises of the 1970s. Prices rose early in the year, during the Libyan revolution, and they didn't fall much, subsequently.[read more]

What’s So Bad About Exporting Gasoline?

January 9, 2012 by Robert Rapier

One of my Top 10 Energy Stories of 2011 was the fact that the U.S. had become a net exporter of finished petroleum products such as diesel and gasoline. In fact, because gasoline and diesel prices were so high, fuel exports were valued at $88 billion, which made them the top value export in 2011 for the first time ever:[read more]

A Gulf Chorus Fights BP's PR War

December 31, 2011 by Rocky Kistner

Photo by PJ Hahn

BP's newest PR salvo touting its Gulf cleanup hit a nerve with many residents still struggling to get their lives back (one ad captured this BP beach protest in the background). The oil behemoth's slickly produced pleas for Americans to “come on down” to the Gulf where the weather is warm, the...[read more]