Third Quarter 2021 Energy Sector Scorecard

The third quarter of 2021 closed on September 30th. The S&P 500 returned 1.4% for the quarter, and eight of eleven S&P 500 sectors posted a positive return. (Note that all returns discussed here are […]

A Novel Solution To Plastic Pollution

In the previous article, I outlined the growing global problem of plastic pollution. Global treaties and new technologies that address the manufacture, use, and reuse of plastics are needed to tackle this problem. Some companies […]

The Plastic Pollution Crisis

Just about anywhere you travel in the world, you will encounter plastic pollution. Even the beaches of remote tropical islands are littered with plastic waste. A recent study published in the journal Nature characterized 414 […]

Revisiting The Blame For High Gas Prices

No article of mine has generated more views and more reader feedback than my Forbes piece in March of this year: Who Is To Blame For Rising Gasoline Prices? At present, there are nearly 900,000 […]

Will The Copper Deficit Derail The Renewable Revolution?

The supply chain disruptions which marked the early months of the coronavirus pandemic have cast a long shadow. Once economies around the globe began to reopen in the second half of 2020, numerous shortages cropped […]

Hydrogen Applications In Midstream

This is the final article in a series that examines Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) programs in the oil industry, with an emphasis on how some companies are using hydrogen to improve their metrics. […]

Addressing Blue Hydrogen Critics

My previous article — How Blue Hydrogen Can Help Decarbonize The Economy — generated a lot of feedback and discussion on social media. Today I had intended to provide specific examples of how some companies […]

Using Blue Hydrogen To Improve ESG Scores

In the previous article, I discussed the growing importance of Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) for companies. Perhaps no industry has a higher visibility on ESG metrics than the energy sector. After all, a […]

The Cost Of Ignoring ESG

Environmental accountability has exploded in recent years. Climate change has been a dominant driver of this growth. There is broad agreement among nations that rising global carbon dioxide emissions must be addressed. This growing awareness […]

Renewable Energy Bucked The Trend In 2020

The is the sixth article in a series on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2021. Previous articles were: Highlights From The BP Statistical Review Of World Energy 2021 A Record Decline In Carbon Emissions […]