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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 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 | Leave a response
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 | Leave a response
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
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged Carbon Capture and Sequestration, EV tax subsidies, EVs, heat pumps, LNG, Musings From the Oil Patch, natural gas, natural gas storage, renewables, UK energy market | Leave a response
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 | Leave a response
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 | Leave a response
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?
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged coal plants, electrified vehicle fleet, German electricity costs, Global carbon emissions, global energy efficiency, Musings From the Oil Patch, Offshore wind | Leave a response
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 | Leave a response
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 | Leave a response
By Allen Brooks on April 16, 2018
What To Make Of Shell’s Sky Planning Scenario?
The Never-ending Winter Creates Challenges For Natural Gas
StormGeo And Others Issue Early Hurricane Forecasts
Will Kinder Morgan Close Down Canada’s Energy Business?
Is Climate Change In Danger Of Becoming Irrelevant?
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged 2018 hurricane forecasts, climate change paradigm, decarbonized world, Kinder Morgan, Musings From the Oil Patch, natural gas demand, Shell Sky scenario, Trans Mountain Pipeline | Leave a response
By Allen Brooks on April 2, 2018
Uber Car Accident Shocks Hopes For New Era Auto Market
Worst Stock Market Week Also Showed Oil’s Problem
Boy, Was Punxsutawney Phil Right. Now What?
Natural Gas Continues To Struggle – Some Are Writing It Off
Canada’s Fractured Energy Politics May Reflect Cabin Fever
Auto Executives Are In The Center Of A Storm
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged 2018 hurricane forecast, Alberta, autonomous vehicles, British Columbia, electric cars, Musings From the Oil Patch, natural gas, oil prices, oil stocks, Trans Mountain Pipeline, Uber | Leave a response