• OPEC Quagmire: U.S. Shale Oil Output To Surge If Crude Reaches $60 a Barrel

    • Date: 13/10/16
    • Sam Wilkin, Bloomberg

    Crude at $60 a barrel would probably trigger a strong increase in North American oil output, the head of the International Energy Agency said, amid signs that OPEC members and Russia may be edging toward an agreement to limit production. Benchmark Brent crude hit a one-year high above $53 a barrel on Monday when President […]

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  • While Europe Gets Gouged, Americans Enjoy Cheap Power

    • Date: 08/10/16
    • The American Interest

    We told you yesterday that spot prices for German electricity jumped more than 17 percent in one day due to constricted supplies from renewable producers and French nuclear reactors, but as green-crazed Germany continues to wrangle with some of Europe’s highest (and most volatile) electricity prices, American households are about to see the first annual drop in […]

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  • Alaska Just Nearly Doubled its Oil Reserves

    • Date: 07/10/16
    • The American Interest

    A small oil company just discovered a massive new oil field on Alaska’s north coast. Dallas-based Caelus Energy LLC says the field could contain as much as 6 billion barrels of crude, and that one day it could produce 200,000 barrels per day (bpd). The WSJ reports: [Caelus Energy LLC] says it expects to be able to extract […]

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  • The South Australian Black Out: A Grid On The Edge

    • Date: 30/09/16
    • Jo Nova

    Australians are going to be talking about this for weeks. Indeed, the SA Blackout is the stuff of legend. The Greens are blaming coal (what else?) for causing bad storms and blackouts. Forget that Queensland gets hit with cyclones all the time and the whole state grid doesn’t break. Some greenies are also raging against […]

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  • Obama’s Mega-Flop: U.S. Gasoline Consumption Hits New Record

    • Date: 28/09/16
    • Lucas Davis, The Energy Collective

    August was the biggest month ever for U.S. gasoline consumption. Americans used a staggering 9.7 million barrels per day. That’s more than a gallon per day for every U.S. man, woman and child. The new peak comes as a surprise to many. In 2012, energy expert Daniel Yergin said, “The U.S. has already reached what we can call`peak demand.” […]

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  • Climate Exaggeration Is Ruining Science

    • Date: 26/09/16
    • Robert Bradley Jr., Forbes

    Falsified and sure-to-be-falsified exaggerations from a parade of Ph.D. scientists are ruining the reputation of science itself. Green activists are at war with the greatest American foe since the Axis Powers—or so they say. The latest Democratic Party platform compares the fight against global warming to World War II. Using terms such as “battlefield,” “siege,” and “front,” […]

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  • China And Japan Building New Coal Power Plants

    • Date: 23/09/16
    • Institute for Energy Research

    Despite China’s ratification of the Paris global climate agreement, it is still building more coal-fired power plants. So too is Japan, who is replacing its retired nuclear power primarily with natural gas and coal. China, the world’s biggest investor in fossil-fuel generation, began construction on over 70 gigawatts of new coal projects last year while it […]

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  • Tesla’s Next Broken Promise: 500.000 Cars By 2018

    • Date: 21/09/16
    • Doron Levin, MIT Technology Review

    Elon Musk has promised to ramp up production to 500,000 cars by 2018. He may yet come up with some new surprise to keep his company in the game, but this deadline is destined to be missed. Tesla Motors and its chief executive, Elon Musk, have made an indelible mark on the global automotive industry with […]

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