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Why Natural Gas Prices Collapsed

Over the course of the next two columns, I plan to finish up the recent look at BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2014. The final two columns will focus on renewable energy, and carbon dioxide emissions.Today I want to provide an update...

Posted August 18, 2014    

King Coal Deposed in West, but Reigns in East

IntroductionThis is the 3rd installment in a series that examines data from the recently released Statistical Review of World Energy 2014. The previous posts – World Sets New Oil Production and Consumption Records and The US and Russia are...

Posted August 4, 2014    

The US and Russia are Gas Giants

IntroductionThis is the 2nd installment in a series that examines data from the recently released Statistical Review of World Energy 2014. The previous post – World Sets New Oil Production and Consumption Records – delved into...

Posted July 28, 2014    

World Sets New Oil Production and Consumption Records

Last month BP (NYSE: BP) released the Statistical Review of World Energy 2014. This report is one of the most comprehensive sources of global and country level statistics on production and consumption of oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear...

Posted July 15, 2014    

Where The US Got Its Oil From in 2013

How Much Oil Do We Import?As events in Iraq continue to unfold, we have been getting quite a few queries on just how much oil the US imports from Iraq. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) tracks US oil imports and finished product exports,...

Posted June 25, 2014    

The Oil Markets as a Thanksgiving Turkey

This week BP (NYSE: BP) released their Statistical Review of World Energy 2014. This is always a big event for energy wonks, and as always I will break it down in a series of articles. My goal is always to flesh out important tidbits that were...

Posted June 19, 2014    

When the Wind Doesn't Blow

Every morning after I wake up, I have a routine. The first thing I do, regardless of how sleepy I might still be, is slip on my shoes and run a mile. This erases the fog of sleep and gets me ready for the day. As an aside, I can highly recommend a...

Posted June 10, 2014    

The MLP Parity Act is a No-Brainer for Renewable Energy

Introduction to MLPSA Master Limited Partnership (MLP) is a publicly traded partnership with a tax structure that enables it to attract low-cost capital. The main attraction of an MLP from an investor’s point of view is that MLPs don’t pay...

Posted June 2, 2014    

Hoping for a Rational Climate Change Discussion

The Best Path Forward on Coal?This week the Wall Street Journal is running the latest set of answers from their “Experts Panel.” Four questions were posed to the energy panel, and I chose to answer three of them. (The 4th was about solutions to the...

Posted May 22, 2014    

How Fossil Fuels Subsidize Us

Meet Nate HagensA good friend of mine said something to me the other day that I thought was profound. Nate Hagens is a former editor for The Oil Drum, and has written and lectured extensively on the risks of resource depletion. Nate holds a Master’s...

Posted May 12, 2014    

Keystone XL's Emissions Versus Coal-Fired Power

Another Courageous PuntI hadn’t planned to write yet another Keystone XL pipeline article, but I have gotten a lot of questions since the recent announcement by the Obama administration that they are still unable to make a decision on the...

Posted May 6, 2014    

Renewable Hydrogen on the Big Island

The Big IslandFor the past five years, home for me has been on the northern end of the island of Hawaiʻi. For those unfamiliar with the Hawaiian islands, they consist of eight major islands. The biggest of these islands is the island of Hawaiʻi,...

Posted April 25, 2014