Why The U.S. Alone Can’t Curb The World’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Earlier this month the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022 was released, covering energy data through 2021. Previously, I provided a summary of the data. Today, I want to focus on the trends in global carbon […]

From Pariah To Partner: The Healing Power Of High Gasoline Prices

During the campaign for the Democratic nomination for president, Joe Biden said he would make the Saudis “pay the price” for their killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. He elaborated: “I would make it […]

Highlights from the 2022 BP Statistical Review

Last week the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022 was released, covering energy data through 2021. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. It is a primary data […]

The Parable Of The Chicken Farmer And The Oilman

People who should know better are still deflecting the blame for high oil prices onto the oil companies. There is still a widespread misunderstanding of how oil and gas are priced. Further, I find that […]

How Has The Oil Industry Fared Under President Biden?

My columns tend to generate a lot of “passionate” responses from viewers. I try to correct misconceptions, as well as false statements and beliefs about the energy industry. But, in doing so I hear from […]

“Exxon Made More Money Than God” — But Far Less Than Apple

Last Friday President Biden singled out ExxonMobil for reaping big profits as a result of high oil and gas prices. The President complained “Why don’t you tell them what Exxon’s profits were this year? This […]

A Simple Way To Offset Higher Gas Prices

We all know that gasoline and diesel prices are higher than they have ever been. At the same time, oil companies are reporting record profits. It’s completely understandable why the public would be outraged by […]

We Need Win-Win Energy Policies

About a decade ago, a friend asked how high I thought gasoline prices might rise. I said “One day you will pay $10 a gallon for gasoline.” He replied that he would refuse to pay […]