Is A Lithium Cartel Inevitable?

The more people I speak with about lithium, the bigger this story gets. Following my previous article — How The U.S. Is Losing The Lithium Industry To China — several readers told me that this […]

Energy Sector Predictions For 2022

This was supposed to be a follow-up to my previous article on the lithium market. However, I got a tremendous amount of feedback and numerous inquiries following that article. I am going to speak with […]

How The U.S. Is Losing The Lithium Industry To China

In the early days of the oil industry, the U.S. quickly established dominance as the world’s most important producer and consumer of petroleum. But over time, depletion in the U.S. and discoveries abroad caused U.S. […]

Energy Was The Top-Performing Sector In 2021

In 2020, the energy sector was the worst-performing S&P 500 sector. With the Covid-19 pandemic crushing energy demanding and sending prices reeling, the energy sector decline by 37%. There were many obituaries written on the […]

The Challenges Posed By Rising Lithium Prices

Soaring energy prices this year have impacted people around the globe. I cited this as the Top Energy Story of 2021 in a previous column because of the impact on so many people. But it […]

Why Biden’s Electric Vehicle Charging Plan Might Be Falling Short

Last month the Biden administration released a plan to build a network of 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the country. President Biden considers this an essential part of the fight against climate change by […]

The Top Energy Stories Of 2021

A year ago the emergence and subsequent consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic had a tremendous impact on the year’s energy stories. That remained true in 2021, as supply chain issues combined with an economic recovery […]

How Oil Companies Are Facilitating The Renewable Revolution

The energy revolution, accelerated by the pandemic, is changing the DNA of the oil and gas industry at its core. In a recent interview Glynn Williams, CEO of Silixa — a company that provides fiber optic-powered data […]

Grading My 2021 Energy Predictions

At the beginning of each year, I make several predictions about the energy sector. You can see those predictions and read the context at Energy Sector Predictions For 2021. There is still a little over a […]

Plasma Pulse: A Clean Fracking Alternative That Requires No Water Or Chemicals

In the previous article, I discussed some of the issues involving water and hydraulic fracturing (fracking). In a nutshell, although fracking has proven to be a highly effective means of boosting oil and natural gas […]