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 […]

Mexico Is Our Most Important Natural Gas Export Market

Recently the Trump Administration announced plans to impose a 5% tax on all goods imported from Mexico unless “the illegal migration crisis is alleviated.” These tariffs would potentially rise to 25% by October. Many business […]

Ethanol Industry Suffers A Court Defeat

Ethanol supporters were certain conditions for them would improve following Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation. As Oklahoma’s Attorney General, Pruitt had sued the EPA over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). As EPA Administrator, Pruitt was generally viewed as hostile to […]

Could A Chernobyl Happen Again?

My wife and I have been watching the new HBO miniseries on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. During the second episode, she asked me the question that is probably on everyone’s minds as they watch […]

The Holy Grail Of Lithium Batteries

Better batteries are needed to economically smooth out the intermittency of renewables like wind and solar power. One company may have finally solved some of the most vexing problems facing lithium-based batteries.