Energy Stocks and the Election
Before the elections, all mainstream media polls had Joe Biden ahead and favored to win. As an outspoken proponent of transitioning away from fossil fuels and embracing green energy, it was no surprise that renewable energy stocks were doing well. Then November 3 came and went. As the chaos...
Cybersecurity: Our First Line of Defense
On Wednesday, November 4, while the country was busy watching election results, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Operational Technology (OT) Defender Fellowship. This is a new collaboration with the DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Center for Cyber and Technology...
Oklahoma’s Devon and WPX Energy Play Merger Game
Keeping with the energy industry’s current consolidation theme, Devon Energy and WPX Energy plan to merge into one large scale player as part of a $12 billion deal. This news came as early as this past September; however, it is far from being the only re-group of forces. “Our proposed...
2021 Oil and Gas Industry Outlook
Paralleling the merger and acquisition activity of the Permian Basin, Appalachia is experiencing its own wave of development.  Although no deal has been finalized yet, EQT Corporation is in the hunt and has sent a takeover proposition to CNX Resources. “A combination of EQT and CNX makes strategic sense given...
Trump & DOE Extent LNG Exports
The United States began exporting liquified natural gas (LNG) just four short years ago. In the space of time, we have become one of the top three exporters of natural gas in the world. Trump Administration and Energy Jobs Within the last two weeks, the Trump administration and the Department of...
UAE Quitting OPEC?
Libya’s National Oil Corporation announced Monday that their output of oil will increase from 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 800,000 bpd over the next two weeks and that within the next month, it will increase again to 1 million bpd. Export Blockade Lifted Libya has been bearing the burden of...
Federal Appellate Court Halts Mountain Valley Construction Pipeline Construction
Both West Virginia and Virginia wetlands have received a temporary cease order delivered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit halting construction of the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). “Upon review of submissions relative to the Motion for Temporary Administrative Stay, the motion is granted in order...
Hydrogen: A Horse of Many Colors
Hydrogen makes up three-quarters of the mass of the universe, making it the most abundant element. It produces only water when burned, and its uses are many and varied. It can be used to produce everything from electricity, chemicals, food, electronics to fertilizer. There is only one hydrogen, but there...
Climate Change a Hot Topic in the Next Presidential Debate
For a short time this year, climate change took a break from the headlines. But it is back on the radar. Topics for the upcoming Presidential Debate (airing Oct. 22) have been released, and climate change made the list. If this debate is anything like the last one, it...
How to Engage Utility Workers and Increase Safety by 70%
On average, American families spent around $2,000 a year on utility bills. And they spend roughly another $2,000 on fuel for the car. This year it is very likely that the utility bills will be much higher as a result of all the lockdowns. Electricity bills increased year-over-year in...