If Chevron Can Sell Shares, Why Can’t They Buy Them Back?

In late January Chevron announced fourth quarter and full year 2022 results. Chevron earned a record $36.5 billion profit in 2022, more than doubling 2021 earnings. In addition, Chevron increased its quarterly dividend by 6%, […]

Energy Sector Predictions For 2023

I always like to get in my energy predictions in early January, so this is a bit later than normal. Last year’s predictions were especially tough, because Russia’s invasion of Ukraine really upended the energy […]

How A $30 Test Saved My Life

Author’s Note: Although this article isn’t in my typical coverage area, some readers may find it interesting. More importantly, you may find it helpful. As I was driving to work last summer, I noticed that […]

The Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough In Context

Last month the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California announced a significant breakthrough in nuclear fusion research. Since then, a number of people have asked me what this breakthrough […]

2022 Saw The Second Highest Oil Production In U.S. History

Now that 2022 is behind us, we can review final numbers for U.S. oil production. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes these numbers, but they are usually two months behind. As such, as I write […]

The Year In Energy Prices

The year 2022 was one of the most volatile we have ever seen in the energy markets. Oil prices have been extremely volatile in the past, but this year natural gas prices, gasoline prices, and […]

Grading My 2022 Energy Predictions

At the beginning of each year, I make several predictions about the energy sector. You can see those predictions and read the context for my Energy Sector Predictions For 2022. There are still a few […]

The Top Energy Stories of 2022

Often one event will impact the energy sector in multiple ways. In 2020 it was the emergence and subsequent consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic that had a cascading impact on the year’s energy stories. We […]

Why Tesla’s Market Share Could Plunge In 2023

Consumer credit reporting and data analytics company Experian just released its Automotive Market Trends for Q3 2022. The report covers vehicles in operation (VIO) by model year, segment, age and market share, as well as […]