Short Term Energy Outlook: Good News or Bad News?

The US Energy information Administration (EIA) released its updated Short Term Energy Outlook (STEO) May 8, 2012.  The overview calls for falling crude oil prices, falling gasoline prices, falling electric demand but higher natural gas prices as the prospect of exports reduces fears of excess inventory. The STEO is always a volatile cocktail of near Read more about Short Term Energy Outlook: Good News or Bad News?[…]

Proving Up Marcellus Shale is a Good News Story

While politicians debate North American energy policy the markets have chosen natural gas as the fuel of the future. The tremendous growth of unconventional shale gas is insuring that future will take place. This is not new news, the EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2011 estimated that the US has 2,543 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of Read more about Proving Up Marcellus Shale is a Good News Story[…]

New Energy Realities: A Low Gas Prices Scenario

A funny thing is happening on the way to the clean energy future–reality is setting in. There is ‘incontrovertible evidence’ about the economic growth and job creating effects of America’s unconventional oil and gas production boom – more than 600,000 jobs directly attributable to shale gas development. Even President Obama is praising the job creating Read more about New Energy Realities: A Low Gas Prices Scenario[…]

Is America’s War on Fossil Fuels Even Good Politics?

The conventional wisdom is that the US EPA’s virtual war on fossil fuels especially coal is part of a concerted policy prescription to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save the world from the consequences of global warming, climate crisis or climate change as it has been variously called.  EPA has promulgated rules including the Cross Read more about Is America’s War on Fossil Fuels Even Good Politics?[…]

America is Fracking Back at the US EPA Restoring Our Energy Mojo!

While the US EPA declares virtual war on coal and other fossil fuels with a deluge of new regulations designed to advance the industrial policy of choosing clean energy winners by turning real energy performers into losers, a funny thing is happening across America. America is fighting back—and winning! The United States imported only about Read more about America is Fracking Back at the US EPA Restoring Our Energy Mojo![…]

USE IT OR LOSE IT AMERICA: Domestic Energy Production @ Risk

Ok I admit it, I am an energy geek! I spent the last twenty years earning my living helping clients turn their energy strategies into actionable results.  I believe in the power of markets and worship at the altar of competition in the belief that thriving, competitive wholesale energy markets are good for the energy Read more about USE IT OR LOSE IT AMERICA: Domestic Energy Production @ Risk[…]

Debt Deal Warnings for Energy Subsidies

The drama that produced the deal to raise the national debt ceiling without increasing taxes is sending warning shots across the bow for many industries.  The message for energy subsidies including the tax credits and treasury tax grants for wind and solar as well as tax credits for oil and gas companies could not be Read more about Debt Deal Warnings for Energy Subsidies[…]

How Disruptive Technology is turning Domestic Energy Production into America’s Growth Engine

As Congress and the President spar over the political advantage or blame from our current debt crisis, disruptive technology is revving America’s potential for domestic energy production and turning it into a “game changer” in our claw back to economic growth.  This transformation is not happening in Washington, DC, it is happening deep in the Read more about How Disruptive Technology is turning Domestic Energy Production into America’s Growth Engine[…]

The Gift: Energy Security and Economic Growth from Unconventional Oil & Gas

The latest economic reports paint a discouraging picture of our anemic economic recovery.  Our politicians in Washington seem more interested in scoring points with each other than resolving the problems that prevent a return to sustainable growth.  Back home on Main Streets across America the locals are (1) worried; (2) angry and (3) ready for Read more about The Gift: Energy Security and Economic Growth from Unconventional Oil & Gas[…]

Russian Gas -vs-Unconventional Gas: Which will the EU Choose?

The US Energy Information Administration published a study of 48 shale gas basins in 32 countries that estimated that the EU has a technically recoverable resource potential for unconventional natural gas of 624 trillion cubic feet compared with 862 tcf in the US.  That estimate is substantially larger than previously thought and represents about 60 Read more about Russian Gas -vs-Unconventional Gas: Which will the EU Choose?[…]