Why The Natural Gas Price Collapse May Not Last

Whenever I try to get a feel for the direction of natural gas prices, the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report is the first place I stop. This report provides an update […]

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is Not Being Refilled

Over the past week, multiple stories have appeared in the media with headline phrases like “The U.S. is refilling the Strategic Petroleum Reserves.” However, this is misleading at best. To recap, the SPR is maintained […]

Why the Big Oil and Big Tobacco Comparisons are Ludicrous

Recently the Senate Budget Committee held a hearing to discuss a recent report that accused “Big Oil” of a “decades-long deception campaign” to misinform the public about the dangers of climate change. Sharon Eubanks, a […]

Biden Administration Bans Fossil Fuel Usage In Federal Buildings

The U.S. Department of Energy has finalized a rule banning fossil fuels from new and renovated federal buildings. The Clean Energy for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings Rule, mandated by the […]

U.S. Oil And Gas Production Again on a Record Pace

Last year marked a record for U.S. oil production with an average daily production of 12.93 million barrels per day (BPD). That record was 5% greater than the previous record of 12.31 million bpd set […]

Biden Administration Cancels SPR Purchases

Despite indicating they would refill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) by the end of this year, the Department of Energy has now canceled solicitations offered last month. Citing rising oil prices, the DOE said, “We will […]

What Ever Happened to Master Limited Partnerships?

A decade ago, master limited partnerships (MLPs), were a favored investment class for income investors. They have unique tax advantages that resulted in significant advantages over other income equities. In a nutshell, MLPs aren’t taxed […]

As Predicted, Biden Administration Cancels SPR Purchases

Despite indicating they would refill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) by the end of this year, the Department of Energy has now canceled solicitations offered last month. Citing rising oil prices, the DOE said, “We will […]

The Best Performing Energy Stocks Of Q1 2024

The S&P 500 wrapped up the first quarter of 2024 with a gain of 10.2%, marking its strongest first quarter performance in five years. Additionally, all three major U.S. indices recorded significant quarterly advances. This […]

Assessing the Fallout of the Baltimore Bridge Collapse on the Energy Market

The recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge into the Patapsco River on March 26 has caused a temporary halt to all shipping traffic from the Port of Baltimore. A reader recently asked me […]