A Record Decline In Carbon Emissions

According to the recently released BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2o21, global energy demand fell by an estimated by 4.5% in 2020. This is the largest annual decline since the end of World War […]

Highlights From The BP Statistical Review Of World Energy 2021

Earlier this month the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2o21 was released, covering energy data through 2020. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. It […]

Energy Leads All Sectors In 2021

The rocky times of 2020 are well behind the energy sector at this point. Last year there were many premature obituaries written for the energy sector, but it has certainly shown plenty of life in […]

Court Rules Against Year-Round E15 Sales

Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck a blow against the ethanol industry. The court found that a 2019 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule change that allowed for […]

On Hiatus

Due to a devastating family emergency, I am taking the month of June off from writing at Forbes or here on my blog. For friends and family who need more details, you can refer to […]

Big Oil’s Bad Week

The world’s largest integrated oil and gas companies are the so-called supermajors or more commonly “Big Oil.” In order of descending market capitalization these companies are ExxonMobil, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, TOTAL SE, and BP. […]

The IEA’s Seven Key Pillars Of Decarbonization

Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a new report detailing the steps that would be required to get the world to net‐zero carbon emissions (NZE) by 2050. The report is Net Zero by […]

The Colonial Pipeline Attack Was A Major National Security Incident

The majority of U.S. refining capacity is on the Gulf Coast. Refineries there receive a combination of domestic and Canadian crude via pipeline, as well as waterborne imports from all over the world. The crude […]

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 […]