Energy Musings

An eclectic collection of stories and analyses by Allen Brooks, dealing with issues and developments within the energy industry that have potentially significant implications for executives operating oilfield service companies.

Musings From The Oil Patch, October 12, 2017

The Wildcard Of Hurricane Impact On Oil Demand
Psychology And Dollar Index Helping Lift Oil Prices
Have Houston Businesses Gained At Expense of Residents?
Germany’s Diesel Scandal Is Helping Electric Vehicle Sales
Hurricanes Harvey And Irma Spark Climate Change Claims
Oil Prices Matter, But Then They Often Don’t Tell Us Much

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Musings From The Oil Patch, September 12, 2017

Estimating The Ownership Cost Of EVs Versus ICE Cars
The Gas Market’s Enthusiasm Is Slowly Being Sapped
EV Sales Are Growing, But Not As Much As Expected
Hurricane Harvey Leaves Texas Gulf Coast With L-T Impact
Autonomous Cars On The Road Sooner Than Expected

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Musings From The Oil Patch, August 29, 2017

Rhode Island Electricity Rate Hike Battle Ends In Whimper
Australia Green Folly Beats Germany: Warning For The U.S.?
No Future For Internal Combustion Engine Say Futurists
Natural Gas Pipelines A Victim Of Anti-Fossil Fuel Movement
Message From The Great Crew Change In Oil Company CEOs

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Musings From The Oil Patch, August 15, 2017

Questioning Which Oil Industry Threats Are For Real
Natural Gas Market Making Progress Toward Improved Balance
Al Gore’s Frustration As NASA Data Shows Oceans Falling
Germany’s Diesel Car Emissions Scandal Propels EV Market
Once Again Canada’s Oil Industry Is Fought By Its Government

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Musings From The Oil Patch, August 1, 2017

Did OPEC Headline Signal The Bottom For Oil Prices?
What Is The Role Of The Cost Of Power In State Economies?
Canada’s Political Scene Shifts Reflect Struggle Over Energy
Electric Vehicles Boosted By Recent Announcements
Canada’s Energy Sector Receives An LNG Body Blow
Is Toyota The Real Auto Technology Leader?

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Musings From The Oil Patch,July 18, 2017

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Musings From The Oil Patch,July 4, 2017

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Musings From The Oil Patch,June 20, 2017

Rig Count Gains – From 22 Weeks Straight To Infinitely?
Tibet Trip Is Eye-opener For Economy, Energy And Religion
Norway Wrestles With The Cost Of Electric Vehicle Subsidies
Issue of Driver Acceptance of Electric Cars Remains Unclear
Understanding The Issues for Electric Vehicle Batteries

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