Can U.S. Oil Companies Follow Equinor’s Renewable Path?

Up until 2018, the Norwegian oil company Statoil was one of the world’s integrated supermajor oil companies. While not quite on the level of ExxonMobil or Chevron, the company was one of the world’s major […]

Clean Hydrogen From Nuclear Power

Hydrogen was thrust into the spotlight as a promising clean energy source by President George W. Bush in his 2003 State of the Union address. President Bush touted the potential for a “hydrogen economy” that […]

Oil Demand Has Nearly Recovered

As the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread last year, I developed an idea. I hypothesized that the pandemic would cause a permanent dent in oil demand. I covered that hypothesis in a couple of articles […]

The Energy Sector’s Blowout Quarter

After three abysmal quarters in 2020 — due to the triple whammy of an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, demand destruction as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and perceptions that oil […]

Why Gas Prices Rise Nearly Every Spring

Although it wasn’t strongly emphasized in the recent discussions on the rise in gasoline prices, those prices to rise nearly every spring. But why does it happen? There is no question that it does happen. […]

The Enormous Energy Legacy Of President George W. Bush

I often remind people that a U.S. president’s policies generally have limited impact on the energy markets in the short term. This topic often comes up when gasoline prices are rising or falling. However, over […]

Addressing Reader Feedback On Rising Gasoline Prices

Over the past two years, I have written two articles on gasoline prices that each got more than half a million views at Forbes. That means there is obviously tremendous interest in the topic, but […]

China’s Dominance Of Clean Energy Supply Chains Raises Concerns

Over the past decade, no major energy source has grown faster than solar power. According to the 2020 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity has grown at an average annual […]