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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.
By Allen Brooks on September 17, 2018
Natural Gas Storage And Possible Market Outlooks
Gun Smoke From Trans Mountain Decision Hasn’t Cleared
Is New England Waking Up To Future Energy Problems?
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged Granite Bridge Pipeline expansion, ISO-New England, Musings From the Oil Patch, natural gas futures prices, Natural gas winter storage, New England energy supplies, Trans Mountain decision, Transocean history
By Allen Brooks on September 3, 2018
IMO 2020 To Create New Natural Gas Demand
Is The Future Of EVs About Their Cost Or Government Policy?
UK July Electricity Data Shows Problem Of Renewables
As If You Didn’t Already Know The Pain Of Energy Investing
Which Winter Forecast Should You Believe?
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged electric vehicles, high sulfur fuel oil, IMO 2020, LNG, low sulfur fuel oil, Musings From the Oil Patch, oil stocks, oilfield service stocks, self-driving cars, solar power, UK electricity, wind power
By Allen Brooks on August 20, 2018
Natural Gas Use Curbs Injections And Lifts Prices
California’s Electricity Revolution And Renewables
Rhode Island Environmentalists On Both Sides Of The Fence
Autonomous Vehicles – Good, Bad or Who Cares?
Shale Gas Success Upends Historical Economic Evaluations
Saudi Oil Minister Rewriting History – Too Young To Know?
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged Musings From the Oil Patch, natural gas storage, renewable power in California, Rhode Island clean energy jobs, Saudi Arabia and oil weapon, self-driving cars, shale gas, ShaleCrescentUSA, Shell Ohio petrochemical plant, solar, Tesla, wind
By Allen Brooks on August 6, 2018
IMO 2020: Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come Or Next Y2K?
Trying To Sort Out The Reality Of Electric Vehicle Forecasts
Lawsuits Over Oil Industry Hiding Climate Risk Roll On
New Renewable Technology Effort Derailed By Economics
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged Baltimore oil company lawsuit, climate change, electric vehicles, EV battery costs, exhaust gas scrubbers, high sulfur fuel oil, IMO 2020, low sulfur fuel oil, Maine offshore wind, Musings From the Oil Patch, refineries, vehicle miles traveled
By Allen Brooks on July 23, 2018
Natural Gas: The Forgotten Fuel’s Future Needs LNG Exports
Another Decarbonized World View Has Serious Limitations
How Important Are Subsidies For Electric Vehicles?
Renewables Growing, But Momentum May Be Slowing
By Allen Brooks on July 9, 2018
From Coast To Coast Oil Companies Under Climate Attack
California Gasoline Sales: Warning Or One-Off For Industry?
German Auto Companies Fight EU And Merkel On Emissions
EV And AV Futures Brighten; But As Much As Anticipated?
A Potpourri of Energy News Of Note
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged AVs, California gasoline sales, EU emissions policy, EVs, German auto companies, German carbon emissions, Musings From the Oil Patch, Rhode Island climate change lawsuit
By Allen Brooks on June 25, 2018
BP Sees Record Renewables Growth In 2017, But Costly
Politicizing Hurricanes Is Dangerous In Year Of Less Activity
Is Canada’s Oil Industry Nightmare Heading For An End?
EV Forecasts Continue Rising Due To Government Spending
It’s Not Even Earth Day, But Pope Is Lecturing Oil Companies
A Surprising Thing About Australia We Recently Learned
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged Australia LNG, BP energy statistics, Electric Vehicle forecasts, hurricane forecasts, Musings From the Oil Patch, Ontario election, Pope Francis and oil company execs, renewable energy
By Allen Brooks on June 11, 2018
Emissions Goal Failure May Force Direction Re-examination
Why Saving Coal Plants Is An Inspector Clouseau Moment
The Battle For East Coast Wind Industry Supremacy Begins
Germany’s Clean Energy Revolution Hurts Its Residents
The Race To Electrify The Global Vehicle Fleet; But When?
By Allen Brooks on May 28, 2018
A Europe Surprise: It Is Losing The Carbon Emissions Battle
Transitioning From Texas To Rhode Island For The Summer
New England – What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Visiting Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Power Plant
California As Don Quixote Chasing Carbon Emissions
Will East Coast States Stumble With Offshore Wind Power?
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged California rooftop solar mandate, German carbon emissions, Musings From the Oil Patch, New England power prices, Northeast natural gas, Offshore wind, TVA Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant
By Allen Brooks on May 14, 2018
Will Gas Injection Season Need A Tsunami Or Just A Wave?
The Global EV Revolution: Are We At An Inflection Point?
Is Pace Of Change In Energy World Accelerating Or Not?
Is It “California Dreaming” Or “Hotel California”?
The Cauldron For Forecasting Natural Gas Market
By Allen Brooks on April 30, 2018
Shell’s Latest Scenario: Realistic, Pie-in-the-Sky or CYA?
2018 Oil Market Challenge: Can It Be About Noble Goals?
Wall Street’s Disaffection With Energy Needs A Revolution
Promises Of Wind Energy May Not Be As Great As Thought
A Name From Industry’s Past Surfaces In FBI Scandal
Oil Industry Confronts Ghost Of Future Regulation (Nov. 9, 2010)
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged Andy McCabe, EIA oil demand forecasts, Friends of the Earth, Michael Bromwich, Musings From the Oil Patch, oil prices, oil stocks, renewable energy, renewable power intermittency, Shell’s Sky scenario, wind energy