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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 January 7, 2019
History Doesn’t Repeat, But The Energy Market Rhymes – Part 2
Sorting Out Trends Impacting The Natural Gas Market
Canada Oil Prices Recover After OPEC-like Actions
Surprise! Surprise! Falling Prices Do Hurt Oilfield Activity
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged Canada energy policy, energy stock trading performance, gas storage, Musings From the Oil Patch, natural gas prices, Norway EVs, Oil cycles, Texas energy economy outlook
By Allen Brooks on December 17, 2018
History Doesn’t Repeat, But Energy Market Rhymes – Part 1
Oh Canada, Oh OPEC, Eh!
Another Sign Of How Shale Is Changing The Energy World
Has The Natural Gas Market Embraced Global Warming?
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged Canada oil production, crude oil exports, Iranian revolution, LOOP, Musings From the Oil Patch, natural gas storage volumes, Oil booms, oil by rail, Rachel Notley, shale revolution, winter 2019 temperatures
By Allen Brooks on December 4, 2018
Trials And Tribulations Of Wind Power Raise Economic Issues
Deepwater Wind Sale: A Sign Of Offshore Wind’s Arrival?
Why Is General Motors Pushing For EV Tax Credits?
IMO 2020 May Not Be As Disruptive As Some Have Thought
Alberta To Buy Rail Cars, But Then Moves To Cut Oil Output
By Allen Brooks on November 19, 2018
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged Canada Federation, Canada oil exports, carbon tax election, Colorado energy setback election, Florida, Houston snow, hurricanes, Musings From the Oil Patch, natural gas prices, oil by rail, Peter Lougheed, Pierre Trudeau
By Allen Brooks on November 5, 2018
As Oil Prices Fluctuate, Attention Shifts To Natural Gas
Snow Globes And The 2015-2018 Energy Market
AVs And MaaS Clash, With City Life Potentially The Big Loser
Pace Of EV Sales Up, Lifting Forecasts For Future Growth
IMO 2020 Will Not Be Delayed; Possibly Disappointing Shippers
By Allen Brooks on October 22, 2018
The New IPCC Report Lands With A Thud
We’re Back, With Greater Appreciation For The Real World
Renewable Power Loses Out To Natural Gas In Power Market
Trying To Dodge Florence On Trip Home Was Unnecessary
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