Short Term Energy Outlook Shows Impact Of COVID-19 On Energy Sector

On May 12, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its latest Short Term Energy Outlook (STEO). This report reflects the first deep dive into how the energy demand collapse brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Pipeline Companies Slash Investments By Half Amid Oil Collapse

With the collapse in oil demand, oil producers and refiners have come under intense financial pressure. Not far behind are the integrated supermajors like ExxonMobil and Chevron. These companies have upstream (oil- and gas-producing) assets […]

Shell’s First Dividend Cut In 75 Years Is A Warning For Investors

Last week Royal Dutch Shell did something that would have been nearly unthinkable at the beginning of this year. The company cut its dividend for the first time in 75 years. This is remarkable considering […]

Using Trees To Build A Better World

I worked in Hawaii for five years for a man who owned plantation forests. Inevitably, I ran into people who complained when it was time to harvest these forests. They simply didn’t distinguish between tree […]

The Future Of Wireless Charging

I receive quite a lot of emails calling my attention to one new technology or another. I typically scan them, occasionally respond, and sometimes flag them for follow-up later on. However, I have never received […]

How COVID-19 Is Impacting The Ethanol And Corn Producers

In a previous article, I reported that gasoline demand had plummeted to the lowest demand number in more than 50 years. But the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t just impacting the nation’s refiners and oil producers. The […]

Gasoline Demand Collapses To A 50-Year Low

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on demand for oil and petroleum products. Last week’s Petroleum Status Report from the Energy Information Administration shows just how dramatic the impact has been on U.S. […]

How A Trillion More Trees Can Combat Climate Change

Last month I discussed the announcement by Jeff Bezos, founder, president and CEO of Amazon — that he would commit $10 billion toward fighting climate change. The money would be used to establish the Bezos […]

A Doctor Describes The Front Lines Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

This is the front line crew working with Dr. Matt Tipton to care for COVID-19 patients. According to Dr. Tipton, “they do the heavy lifting.” Photo by MATT TIPTON I typically do not digress into […]