How The Covid-19 Pandemic Is Impacting The Battery Sector

The world is in transition between a lead-acid battery past, and a future in which lithium-ion batteries are poised to supplant lead-acid batteries and to displace increasing volumes of transportation fuels. But will this year’s […]

The World’s Top 10 Oil Producers And Consumers

Following last week’s release of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020, I began to review and analyze the data. Today I take a deeper dive into the numbers on petroleum. Oil accounts for […]

Fossil Fuels Still Supply 84 Percent Of World Energy

This week BP released its Statistical Review of World Energy 2020. The Review covers energy data through 2019, and provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. […]

Midstream Oil And Gas Companies Adapt To COVID-19

Since the March lows, the midstream sector of the oil and gas industry has recovered most of its losses. While the overall sector is still down for the year, the 19.5% year-to-date loss in the […]

Will Covid-19 Permanently Shrink The Fossil Fuel Industry?

The fossil fuel industry has faced serious headwinds for several years, but the rise of renewables combined with the fall in consumption as a consequence of the global corona crisis is pushing it over the […]

Estimating The Carbon Footprint Of Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen is the lightest and most abundant element in the universe. It can be used as a source of power, and it is an important feed stock for many petrochemical processes. When hydrogen is combusted, […]

How Propane Can Help Transition To A Low-Carbon Future

The world is transitioning to a low-carbon future. This transition is being aided by policies aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as rapidly declining costs for renewables like wind and solar power. In […]

Renewables Overtake Coal, Thanks To Natural Gas

Last week the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported something extraordinary. For the first time in 135 years, last year U.S. consumption of renewables surpassed consumption of coal. There are two interrelated reasons for this: The […]

Short Term Energy Outlook Shows Impact Of COVID-19 On Energy Sector

On May 12, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its latest Short Term Energy Outlook (STEO). This report reflects the first deep dive into how the energy demand collapse brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic […]