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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 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
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 | Leave a response
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
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged climate change, Hurricane Florence, IPCC, Istanbul tensions, Musings From the Oil Patch, natural gas prices, natural gas-generated electricity, safariLIVE | Leave a response
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 | Leave a response