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,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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Musings From The Oil Patch, May 30, 2017

The Oil Drums Are Beating – Higher Prices Coming?
Peak Oil Demand Is A Risk – Why Nobody Knows If Or When
Will Higher Oil Prices Finally Revive The Offshore Sector?
British Columbia’s Elections Upset Canada’s Energy Future

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Musings From The Oil Patch, May 16, 2017

Oil Market Focus Short-term; Long-term Is More Important
Barack Obama, The Environmental President, Said What?
Houston To Rhode Island – Our Fastest Trip Ever!
How And Why Did 5-handle On WTI Oil Prices Disappear?
Anti-Fossil Fuel Groups Resort To Pressure On Lenders
Where Did All That Carbon Dioxide Go? Into The Plants.

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Musings From The Oil Patch, May 2, 2017

Confusion Over Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Outlook
Rumble In The Desert, Or The 2010s Version Of Bonanza?
A Day In The Life Of A Country Powered Without Using Coal
China EV Market Size Heats Up Debate About Its Attraction
Issues Affecting Germany’s Electricity Market

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Musings From The Oil Patch, April 18, 2017

Will Oilfield Service Inflation Undo The Current Recovery?
Shootout At The O.K. Parking Lot As Environmentalists Rally?
An Alaskan Volcano, Hurricane Season And Gas Demand
Is Germany’s Green Power Move A Warning For U.S. Users?

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Musings From The Oil Patch, April 4, 2017

Will Faltering Oil Prices Alter The New Industry Cycle?
The Troubled Natural Gas Market Maybe Finding Some Help
Oil Prices Heading Up, But Is It All Based On Sentiment?
Climate Change, Green Energy And Fossil Fuels’ Future
Marine Sail Experiment Reminds Us Of Offshore History

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Musings From The Oil Patch, March 21, 2017

Crude Oil Prices: Divining The Future; Is It Possible To Do?
Challenges For EVs In Revolutionizing Transportation Sector
Germany Acts To Ban ICE Vehicles; Risks Higher Emissions
Climate On Center Stage; How Well Are Renewables Doing?
One Man’s Answer To: How Green Was My Tesla?

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Musings From The Oil Patch, March 7, 2017

Will A KISS Environmental Policy Work For America?
Are The Forces Present To Break Oil Out Of Its Range?
Are Oil Company Execs Like Ostriches About EVs?
Study Says New York Can Do Without Nuclear Power Plant

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Musings From The Oil Patch – February 21, 2017

Can We Grow Production As Much As The Optimists Say?
Driving Longer And Going Farther Can Actually Save Gas
Understanding The Factors Influencing Crude Oil Prices
Are Commodity Speculators Becoming Less Bullish?
Crude Oil Prices Supported By High OPEC Cut Compliance
A Lighter Moment, And A Serious Issue To Contemplate
DOES THIS AIRBAG MAKE ME LOOK FAT?

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Musings From The Oil Patch, February 7, 2017

The Auto Industry, The EV Revolution And Fuel Markets
Are The Speculators Right About The Oil Price Direction?
Natural Gas, Nuclear Power And The Future Of The Grid
BP Energy Outlook Offers Interesting Views Of The Future

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