Ten Countries That Dominate Fossil Fuel Production

Despite the rapid growth of renewable energy over the past decade, fossil fuels still dominate global energy consumption. According to BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019, fossil fuels represented 84.7% of global energy consumption in 2018. […]

Why The World Needs More Nuclear Power

This is the final article in a series based on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. Previous articles in this series covered carbon dioxide emissions, petroleum supply and demand, the production and consumption of coal, global natural gas trends, and the continued explosion in the […]

Renewables Catching Nuclear Power In Global Energy Race

This article is the fifth in a series on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. Previous articles in this series covered carbon dioxide emissions, petroleum supply and demand, the production and consumption of coal, and global natural gas trends: BP Warns Of An […]

U.S. Increases Its Dominance In Natural Gas Production

This article is the fourth in a series on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. Previous articles covered carbon dioxide emissions, petroleum supply […]

The Top-Performing Energy Companies Of Q2

The first half of the year is in the books. Following its best quarterly performance in nearly ten years in the first quarter, the S&P 500 returned 3.8% in the second quarter. For the first half of […]

Coal Demand Rises, But Remains Below Peak Levels

This article is the third in a series on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. In the first article of […]

The U.S. Accounted For 98% Of Global Oil Production Growth In 2018

Earlier this month BP released its Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. Each year, I do a series of articles […]

How California’s Oil Hypocrisy Presents A National Security Risk

Tensions are running high after Iran shot down an unarmed U.S. drone in the Strait of Hormuz between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz is critically important to the […]

BP Warns Of An Unsustainable Path

Last week the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2019 was released, covering energy data through 2018. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. I consider it to […]

U.S. Renewable Power Capacity Surpasses Coal For The First Time

The revolution in renewable power hit a new milestone in April. Last week the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released it’s latest Energy Infrastructure Update (EIU), with data through April 2019. According to a press release by the non-profit SUN DAY […]