Energy Musings

An eclectic collection of stories and analyses by Allen Brooks, dealing with issues and developments within the energy industry that have potentially significant implications for executives operating oilfield service companies.

Musings From The Oil Patch, September 12, 2017

Estimating The Ownership Cost Of EVs Versus ICE Cars
The Gas Market’s Enthusiasm Is Slowly Being Sapped
EV Sales Are Growing, But Not As Much As Expected
Hurricane Harvey Leaves Texas Gulf Coast With L-T Impact
Autonomous Cars On The Road Sooner Than Expected

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Musings From The Oil Patch, August 29, 2017

Rhode Island Electricity Rate Hike Battle Ends In Whimper
Australia Green Folly Beats Germany: Warning For The U.S.?
No Future For Internal Combustion Engine Say Futurists
Natural Gas Pipelines A Victim Of Anti-Fossil Fuel Movement
Message From The Great Crew Change In Oil Company CEOs

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Musings From The Oil Patch, August 15, 2017

Questioning Which Oil Industry Threats Are For Real
Natural Gas Market Making Progress Toward Improved Balance
Al Gore’s Frustration As NASA Data Shows Oceans Falling
Germany’s Diesel Car Emissions Scandal Propels EV Market
Once Again Canada’s Oil Industry Is Fought By Its Government

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Musings From The Oil Patch, August 1, 2017

Did OPEC Headline Signal The Bottom For Oil Prices?
What Is The Role Of The Cost Of Power In State Economies?
Canada’s Political Scene Shifts Reflect Struggle Over Energy
Electric Vehicles Boosted By Recent Announcements
Canada’s Energy Sector Receives An LNG Body Blow
Is Toyota The Real Auto Technology Leader?

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Musings From The Oil Patch,July 18, 2017

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Musings From The Oil Patch,July 4, 2017

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Musings From The Oil Patch,June 20, 2017

Rig Count Gains – From 22 Weeks Straight To Infinitely?
Tibet Trip Is Eye-opener For Economy, Energy And Religion
Norway Wrestles With The Cost Of Electric Vehicle Subsidies
Issue of Driver Acceptance of Electric Cars Remains Unclear
Understanding The Issues for Electric Vehicle Batteries

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Musings From The Oil Patch, May 30, 2017

The Oil Drums Are Beating – Higher Prices Coming?
Peak Oil Demand Is A Risk – Why Nobody Knows If Or When
Will Higher Oil Prices Finally Revive The Offshore Sector?
British Columbia’s Elections Upset Canada’s Energy Future

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Musings From The Oil Patch, May 16, 2017

Oil Market Focus Short-term; Long-term Is More Important
Barack Obama, The Environmental President, Said What?
Houston To Rhode Island – Our Fastest Trip Ever!
How And Why Did 5-handle On WTI Oil Prices Disappear?
Anti-Fossil Fuel Groups Resort To Pressure On Lenders
Where Did All That Carbon Dioxide Go? Into The Plants.

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Musings From The Oil Patch, May 2, 2017

Confusion Over Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Outlook
Rumble In The Desert, Or The 2010s Version Of Bonanza?
A Day In The Life Of A Country Powered Without Using Coal
China EV Market Size Heats Up Debate About Its Attraction
Issues Affecting Germany’s Electricity Market

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Musings From The Oil Patch, April 18, 2017

Will Oilfield Service Inflation Undo The Current Recovery?
Shootout At The O.K. Parking Lot As Environmentalists Rally?
An Alaskan Volcano, Hurricane Season And Gas Demand
Is Germany’s Green Power Move A Warning For U.S. Users?

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