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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 April 29, 2019
The Dynamic State Of The U.S. Power Industry
Why The Natural Gas Market Remains So Disappointing
Weak Auto Sales Could Be A Sign Of An Energy Challenge
Alberta Makes Election History: New Energy Course?
EVs And Wind Power Suffer Slings And Arrows Of Reality
By Allen Brooks on April 15, 2019
Spring Has Sprung: What Does It Mean For Commodities?
Pressure To Revamp Subsidies Questions EV Market Health
Saudi Aramco And The Wild West, Emerald City and Oz
It’s Hurricane Forecasting Season, But Should We Worry?
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged 2019 hurricane forecasts, drilling rig count. Musings From The Oil Patch, electric vehicle tax credits, EV profitability, EV sales, natural gas prices, oil prices, Saudi Aramco prospectus insights | Leave a response
By Allen Brooks on April 1, 2019
Will Tesla Show The Need For More Subsidies For EV Success?
Oil Forecasts Risk Black Swans That Make Them Be Wrong
Coal-to-Gas Power Plant Switch: Ticket To A Cleaner World?
The Clock Ticks For A Clearer Energy Picture In Canada
By Allen Brooks on March 18, 2019
ESG Investing And The Reshaping Of The Energy Industry
Natural Gas Remains Most Misunderstood Energy Market
Are We Watching The Demise Of Oil Supplier Venezuela?
The Future For EVs And Transportation Oil Demand
By Allen Brooks on March 4, 2019
Watching While ISO New England Rides Toward A Cliff
Is The IMO Worried About Its 2020 Fuel Rule Not Working?
The Climate Gang’s Misuse Of Polar Bear News
Canada’s Energy Conundrum: Oil Flows But Can’t Leave
By Allen Brooks on February 19, 2019
Global Coal Market Highlights Green New Deal Problem
Winter Highlights A Critical Hurdle For Autonomous Cars
Could Auto Market Help Mitigate IMO 2020 Compliance?
So, What Did EV Drivers Not Know About Cold Weather?
By Allen Brooks on February 5, 2019
Disruption And Rethinking Energy Business Models
Another View Of Oil’s Investment Performance Record
The Upcoming Oil Market Disruptor: IMO 2020
Renewables Challenged By Battery Storage Economics
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged battery storage economics, carbon, climate change, crude oil price performance, Disruption, exhaust scrubbers, George Mitchell, IMO 2020, Musings From the Oil Patch, Powerwall, shale revolution, sophisticated refineries | Leave a response
By Allen Brooks on January 21, 2019
Energy: So Far So Good – Will It Be The Star Of 2019?
Judging The Electric Vehicle Revolution’s Success
Canada Energy Policy Swings And The Political Landscape
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged 1980s energy timeline, Alberta energy, electronic vehicles, energy sector weighting, GM, Justin Trudeau energy policy, Musings From the Oil Patch, Norway EVs, oil prices, S&P 500, Tesla, Western Canadian Select | Leave a response
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 | Leave a response
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 | Leave a response
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