Opinion

Setting record straight on Bayou Bridge

As we’ve seen with multiple incidences over the past several months, misinformation is everywhere and can permeate rather quickly. Journalists’ duty is to dig through any potentially false information and reveal the truth. When the news media publishes something that’s incorrect, it can have major consequences. So we have seen within multiple recent incidents, which […]

Can Saudi Arabia Prevent The Next Oil Shock?

The ongoing speculation online about the future of cooperation between Russia and OPEC seems to be a little one-sided. The main point of discussion up until now has been the fact that, due to international pressure (such as Trump’s Twitter diplomacy, perceived Russian willingness to open up the taps and pressure from Asian consumers) Saudi […]

Shale CEOs Lack Incentive to Find Your Holy Grail

Finding a fracker who can simultaneously gush more oil and money is shale’s equivalent of the holy grail. Yet there’s hope. Surveying 57 North American exploration and production companies, Bob Brackett of Sanford C. Bernstein found that, in the first quarter, they collectively managed a trifecta of raising oil production by 10 percent while also earning positive net income […]

Natural gas pipelines key to U.S. energy policy

What form of energy is abundant, easy to transport and store and burns cleaner than oil or coal? Flummoxed? It’s natural gas. But because it’s not a “green” energy source, environmentalists have waged war against new natural gas pipelines across the country — especially in the Northeast. This opposition is misguided and harmful to individuals, […]

The gift and the curse of China’s energy demand

Last year, China became the world’s largest and second-largest importer of crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG), underscoring that the driver of global growth and energy demand has moved from west to east. While energy consumption in the U.S. and Europe has never recovered to the levels seen before the global financial crisis, China’s […]

Trump’s Courage Could Free U.S. From OPEC

Every president since Bill Clinton promised to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  While his predecessors failed, Donald Trump had the courage to do it.  Every president since Richard Nixon promised to make America energy independent, and failed.  Here too, President Trump is uniquely suited to succeed where his predecessors […]

Emerging Market Meltdown Could Undermine Oil Rally

Saudi Arabia and Russia just destroyed the oil price rally, potentially putting an end to all the speculation about what the group might do next. But higher production doesn’t necessarily mean higher oil prices are entirely out of the question, and in fact, the oil market is still faced with a ton of uncertainty. Higher […]

EIA Reports Track U.S. Crude Oil Production Statistics and Trends

With increasing crude oil prices and rig counts over the past several months, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) continues to closely monitor U.S. crude oil production trends. EIA publishes several reports that cover current crude oil production conditions and how recent trends may affect the near-term outlook for the oil industry. Each product is […]

Emerging Market Meltdown Could Undermine Oil Rally

Saudi Arabia and Russia just destroyed the oil price rally, potentially putting an end to all the speculation about what the group might do next. But higher production doesn’t necessarily mean higher oil prices are entirely out of the question, and in fact, the oil market is still faced with a ton of uncertainty. Higher […]

Private Operators are Stepping Up in the Permian

In the Permian Basin, arguably the most important driver of oil production growth in North America, a puzzling trend is developing. As the basin experiences acute service-side bottlenecks and takeaway capacity concerns, activity levels continue to rise as does interest from private operators. It is no secret that the basin has been facing severe challenges […]