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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 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
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
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
By Allen Brooks on March 19, 2018
California Dreaming, Or Is There A New Oil Reality?
Demographics, Automation And Inequality, And Energy
The Global Oil Market And The Shale Oil Challenge
Autonomous Cars Or Autonomous Skies?
The Greening Of The Electric Vehicle Fleet Helps Its Future
By Allen Brooks on March 5, 2018
EVs, AVs And TaaS: The Hype Versus Reality
Pipeline War Ignites Constitutional Battle Across Canada
The Electrification Of Europe’s Auto Industry Continues
Energy Market Hypocrisy In New England
Spring Approaches, But Offers Little Hope For Natural Gas
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged Alberta, AVs, British Columbia, Europe EV sales, EVs, Keystone XL Pipeline, Musings From the Oil Patch, natural gas prices, Russian LNG, TaaS, Trans Mountain Pipeline
By Allen Brooks on February 19, 2018
Considering EIA’s Peak Oil Production Forecast
Opportunities And Challenges In Utility Infrastructure
From Tailwind To Headwind: Natural Gas Market Suffers
Moral Decisions Confront Autonomous Vehicles
How Much Do Your Eating Habits Hurt Our Climate?
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged AEO 2018, AVs and moral questions, FERC, Massachusetts clean energy mandate, methane emissions, Musings From the Oil Patch, natural gas prices, natural gas storage, Northern Pass, oil prices, peak oil production forecast
By Allen Brooks on February 5, 2018
Survey: Those Four Famous Words May Be Right This Time
We Will Be Saved By Millennials, EVs and AVs – Really?
January Cruel To Natural Gas Although Good For Crude Oil
Auto Executives Survey Offers View Of Market’s Evolution
California Imposes More Aggressive Vehicle Fleet Transition
B.C. Pipeline Battle Is Problem For Canada’s O&G Industry
By Allen Brooks on January 23, 2018
Nobody Cares About Oil Anymore – But Is That Smart?
Winter Weather Highlights Natural Gas Market Challenges
Are Electric Vehicles Old News Now Or Merely Mainstream?
Germany’s Renewable Energy Revolution Faces Challenges
Posted in Energy Musings | Tagged Andy Hall, automobile markets, autonomous vehicles, Boone Pickens, electric vehicles, electricity costs in Germany, energy stocks, Germany’s green revolution, Musings From the Oil Patch, natural gas demand, natural gas prices, oil prices