Where The U.S. Oil Industry Stands

The global Covid-19 pandemic led to an abysmal second quarter for the earnings of U.S. oil companies, but oil prices themselves staged a recovery during the quarter. The second quarter began with oil prices having […]

Why The World Needs More Nuclear Power

Two weeks ago in Renewable Energy Growth Continues At A Blistering Pace, I highlighted the inability of renewable energy to keep up with overall energy demand: “Even though global renewable energy consumption has increased by […]

Why Curbing Carbon Dioxide Emissions Poses Such A Challenge

This is the sixth and final article in a series on the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. […]

Renewable Energy Growth Continues At A Blistering Pace

This article is the fifth in a series on the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. Previous articles covered overall […]

The MLP Structure Is Under Siege

Income-generating assets have had a challenging time since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Popular income vehicles like master limited partnerships (MLPs) have been especially hard-hit. The plunge in energy prices negatively impacted MLPs, because the majority […]

U.S. Coal Consumption Down 50% From Peak

This article is the fourth in a series on the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. Previous articles covered overall […]

Hydrogen Production With A Low Carbon Footprint

In a previous article, I analyzed the carbon footprint of producing hydrogen from fossil fuels. That is how over 95% of the world’s hydrogen is currently produced. To recap, the carbon footprint of hydrogen production from […]

U.S. Dominance In The Natural Gas Sector Is Growing

This article is the third in a series on the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. Previous articles covered overall […]

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 […]