Solving the Midwest Ethanol Problem

Solving the Midwest Ethanol Problem

If you live in the Midwest, you are in the midst of a thriving ethanol industry. But the problem is that the Midwest does not control its own destiny when it comes to ethanol. That ...

A Solar Car for the Masses?

A Solar Car for the Masses?

It’s car show season again, with the annual crop of car-model launches like the new Corvette “supercar” and the Acura TLX prototype. However, my biggest regret in missing this year ...

US Oil Demand Returns to Growth

US Oil Demand Returns to Growth

After three straight years of declining oil consumption and a substantial net reduction since 2005, preliminary estimates suggest that US demand for petroleum and its products grew ...

Interpreting the State Department’s Latest Assessment of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Interpreting the State Department’s Latest Assessment of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Earlier today, I participated in a webchat hosted by The Energy Collective on the subject of the emissions and market impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXL). It was prompted by l ...

The Pros and Cons of Exporting US Crude Oil

The Pros and Cons of Exporting US Crude Oil

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the ranking member of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, issued a white paper earlier this month calling for an end to the current ban ...

My 2014 Energy Predictions

My 2014 Energy Predictions

In the previous article, I graded the 2013 predictions that I made a year ago. I scored well on the direction of oil and gas prices, the shrinking Brent-West Texas Intermediate (WT ...

Canada: From Energy Supplier to Competitor?

Canada: From Energy Supplier to Competitor?

In remarks last month the Canadian Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver, suggested that with the continued growth of unconventional oil production in the US, "Our only customer w ...

Will Oxy’s Divorce Spur The Break Up Of Big Oil?

ConocoPhillips spun out Phillips 66. Marathon Oil spun off Marathon Petroleum. BP has jettisoned $40 billion in assets since Deepwater Horizon. Apache has been shrinking to grow, as has Chesapeake Energy. And now Occidental Petroleum has decided to slim down as well. more ...

February 19, 2014

German Village Resists Plans to Strip It Away for the Coal Underneath

A grove of apple saplings grows on the lee side of Ulrich Schulz’s barn. He did not plant them for the fruit, he said, but as an act of rebellion against a nearby mining company that wants to raze his farm, which his family has owned since 1560, to get at the coal beneath his land. more ...

February 19, 2014

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