One thing is certain, Trump is quickly assembling a team of advisors for his cabinet and there is no shortage of opinions, praise and criticism from the talking heads in the media. The focus of the mainstream media has been the elevators in front of Trump tower and the constant interruptions telling us who arrived and who just left as if this really counts as news and gives us a clue as to who will be on “first”. read more
Well the Votes are in and Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. The issues in this campaign have been numerous, recent black on white violence, national security, immigration/illegal immigration and the great wall, Islamic terrorism (at least on the republican side), climate change and of course the economy. Trump was also not afraid to say that "Global Warming" is not on his agenda and he will finally set American energy free. read more
In this election circus one candidate struggles stay on message while the other struggles to stand up. Much of the swirl around Clinton focuses on her use of a private email server, with the intention of keeping her emails private, even after she left office. That probably would have worked if it weren’t for the Benghazi debacle and the investigation that uncovered the server.
This calls into question her judgment, her character, and her willingness to be open about what she is doing while serving the country. However, while not good judgment, according to the FBI not illegal and for her nothing to worry about.
Never a dull moment with oil prices
So now that we have seen oil prices recover to the $50 dollar level, we need to look at the drivers that might keep it there or if this is a temporary blip. read more
As we head into the Republican and Democrat conventions the two candidates to be anointed are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Most have taken that for granted over the last few months and the drama of Hillary’s emails and Trump’s bombastic comments have done nothing to change that.
The conventions will address all kinds of issues, recent black on white violence, national security, immigration/illegal immigration and the great wall, gay marriage and the LGBT community, Islamic terrorism (at least on the republican side), climate change and of course the economy. One topic that is probably NOT going to be addressed is energy. After all, the price of gasoline is sub three dollars and our power bills are incredibly low, so why would this topic be important. read more
Donald Trump gives his first Energy Policy speech... Well Sort of.
We know his stance on immigration and we certainly know where he stands when dealing with the media.
It seems everyone is talking about the "Donald" these days. Now that he has locked up the nomination, according to AP, will he actually build the wall, is he conservative or opportunistic? How Donald Trump would govern is a good question to ask, our current President was elected with "hope and change" and no real descriptions. Donald Trump seems to be getting along with "Make America Great Again". He has managed to diffuse any real questions about his policies and is now beginning to unite the party around his controversial run for the presidency. read more
When I was in school we were challenged to think and to question, that until a theory becomes fact we must challenge its validity in what was then called the scientific method. Some things were fun to debate, like evolution, while others were difficult and required more thought and experimentation. One thing was always true; science was not a consensus sport.
Consensus is fine for choosing a direction, for accomplishing great tasks and for moving large groups in right direction but it can also produce some devastating results, think Stalin. Consensus creates a uniformity of thought it works in political parties, cults and religion and gets everyone on the same page, not necessarily the right page.
So who’s fault is it?
Today at IAH’s CERA Week we heard from Mexico that the transition would continue toward a more open oil and power sector and that would lead to prosperity. One has to assume that prosperity would be achieved by increasing production, probably not good when looking at the current price environment for oil. According to the President, they will continue with a round of investment offerings for deepwater, they would increase imports of natural gas from the US and they would allow private companies to sell gasoline in Mexico without partnering with PMEX. read more
This week is an interesting week for Climate Change enthusiasts around the world. We have the meeting in Paris, where an agreement on a Climate Tax scenario is being hammered out among nations and a Senate hearing in the US where the science is being discussed from the other side.
The President of the United States, appearing in Paris, has stated that the climate changing is as big a crisis as Middle East terrorism and the time to act is now. He seems very willing to commit the developed nations to giving money to the less developed nations under some flag.
- Trump Cabinet Picks, who’s on first, what’s on second, and I don’t know who’s running Energy.
- Trump's Energy policy could actually make the US Independent
- World Energy Interviews Jeff Johnson, CEO of EPUS Global Energy
- Who’s really setting Energy Policy for Hillary?
- The Oil Price Roller Coaster Picks Up more Speed.
- Is it Donald Trump or Hillary that provides the best Energy Policy?
- Trump on Energy in Politics...?
- Cultish, Political, borderline Religious but not Science.
- IHS CERAWeek, outlining price developments in Oil and Gas.
- Data or Dogma