Fossil Fuels, Flights, and Finding Normal
I don’t know about you, but I don’t hear as many planes flying over as I used to hear. Many countries are still restricting international travel. And, in the age of Zoom meetings, even domestic travel is at a sustained low never before experienced. Are full planes what we...
Enough Plutonium to Send Us All Back to the Future
Secretary of Energy Brouillette and South Carolina officials announced an agreement between the current administration and the state of South Carolina. This agreement has been a long time coming. “The Trump Administration is committed to tackling our nation’s toughest challenges where previous Administrations have failed, including the removal and disposal...
WTI crested the $40/barrel mark again this morning. The last time that happened, it quickly began a decline back into the $36 range.
What You Should Know About Oil & Gas Today The Big Story Ok, so, one of the big stories in the energy media this week has been about the much larger-than-expected drawdowns in domestic crude stocks over the past few weeks. A Reuters story on the subject yesterday carried this headline:...
Paul Takahashi reports in the Houston Chronicle that 18 upstream oil and gas companies filed for bankruptcy protection during the second quarter of this year.
What You Should Know About Oil & Gas Today The Big Story This is likely to become a trend, and not just in the oil and gas business. UK Major BP announced over the weekend that it plans to sell its London headquarters complex as it adapts to having a large...
The Shale Update - 9.22.2020: 2020 Drilling Activity to hit Historic Lows
What You Should Know About Oil and Gas Today The Big Story Refiners and gasoline consumers were able to breathe a sigh of relief as Hurricane Laura moved rapidly inland after hitting the coast with 150 mph winds and a 5' to 10' storm surge. The storm battered Lake Charles, La,...
“Equity in Energy”: Reaching Underserved Communities
“We are a world energy leader, and we must include and expand the participation of underserved communities across the energy landscape. Equity in Energy’s Ambassadors and Champions can open the door to a future that is filled with opportunity and promise,” said Secretary Dan Brouillette. On August 20, the...
California Blackouts: There is no Easy Answer
California used to be right up there with Texas when it came to fossil fuel production. But for nearly forty years, California’s production has steadily declined. From 1982 - 2017, their dry natural gas production fell 46%. But their need for it has not followed suit. Now, their production...
What You Should Know About Oil and Gas Today The Big Story Hurricane Laura and its aftermath remain the Big Story for today. As I told reporters yesterday, so long as the storm moved quickly out of the coastal area as it was projected to do, impacts on oil and gas...
Oil and gas producers in the Gulf of Mexico were battening down the hatches, shutting-in production, locking down platforms and evacuating staff.
What You Should Know About Oil and Gas Today The Big Story Oil and gas producers in the Gulf of Mexico were battening down the hatches over the weekend, shutting-in production, locking down platforms and evacuating staff as not one, but two tropical storm systems will threaten their operations this week....
Secretary Brouillette met with Iraqi Delegation
Last Wednesday, August 19, a delegation of Iraqi officials visited Washington, D.C. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette met with them and attended a bilateral meeting with Iraqi Minister of Oil Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail and Iraqi Minister of Electricity Majid Mahdi Hantoush. They discussed the growing Iraq-U.S. bilateral energy...
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