What would have been a demented propagandist’s flight of fancy a decade ago has become reality: For the first time in history, the US imports more oil from our dear and reliable neighbor Canada than from OPEC. With major consequences.
Sitting in a new land of plenty, Americans rarely notice disturbing energy trends elsewhere in the world.
But in the course of my global work, it’s impossible not to recognize there are serious energy shortages developing in other parts of the world.
In addition to all of its other problems, Ukraine is also at the center of an increasingly messy energy situation.
Late Friday afternoon, the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline cleared one of its biggest hurdles.
In its Final Environmental Impact Statement, the U.S. Department of State concluded that completing the pipeline’s northern leg would not have a major impact on global greenhouse gas emissions.
“Volatile,” a word that is often used to describe the price of natural gas with its random-appearing jumps and plunges, head fakes, and whiplash-inducing turnarounds, no longer describes the price of natural gas. “Chaotic” would…
On Friday, when stocks were plunging, natural gas soared nearly 10%. The highest close since June 2010. Up 20% for the week. Up 170% from April 2012. And it’s just the beginning. Because after the glut comes the panic.
Record demand has pushed natural gas in storage to the lowest level for that week since 2005. And in 2005, the price of natural gas spiked to its all-time high. Something has to give.
Someone must have known something. Natural gas jumped 2% before the Department of Energy released its Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report at 10:30 a.m. Normally, the report sends gas futures gyrating up or down. Today, they gyrated up from the start of t…
It seems the shoe is on the other foot for a change, making for some interesting developments here in Moscow.
It’s the sixth time in as many years that I’ve been invited to give a briefing during the annual policy meetings held by the Ministry of Energy. This trip, however, is not like all the rest.
Instead of the usual certainty, there is a noticeable indecision in where Moscow plans to move next.
If this is Thursday, it must be…Brazil.
I returned home late last night from Baltimore where we were putting the final touches on one of the best energy investments yet, a huge new precedent-setting play we’ll be releasing very shortly.