Worldenergy Blog

Energy policy in today's world of make-believe

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Does energy policy need to be complicated?

Over the years we have published hundreds of articles from industry CEOs, Presidents, managers, politicians and Energy Dignitaries about energy policy.  You can see a partial list here.  The nuances surrounding the topic are numerous and the policies, for the most part, make sense.  So why can’t our guys in Washington or on the campaign trail get it right?   read more

Renewable Fuel Standards, making your car obsolete and big business happy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The RFS, renewable fuel standard woes.

Recently I came across a term that has been widely used to punch holes in the renewable fuel standard, the “blend wall.” Having not paid too much attention to ethanol and its rules I hadn’t come across this before so I decided to take a closer look. read more

Oil Market Woes in Congress, to Export or Not to Export

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I remember reading rumors about the vast amounts of oil locked in the Mid West as Internet spam, and the conspiracy theory that the US was using imported oil before allowing its oil to be developed.  Rumors that hyper efficient cars or electric cars were being stifled by the industry and rumors of price fixing.  It seems now that every time the price of oil kicks up the conspiracies come back with a vengeance.  So has anything changed, as the price goes up will we once again see the conspiracy theories abound? read more

Saudi Arabia and Russia, should we be worried?

Friday, July 10, 2015

Will a new cold war present itself due to the lack of leadership from the United States and our new found oil production?  In 1976 we signed an agreement with Saudi that avoided any further use of oil as a weapon against the United States in exchange for, among other things, our protection.  Could the Kingdom now be seeking other protectors as our oil production increases and our support of our allies wanes. 

Recently Russian President Vladimir Putin met Saudi Prince Mohammad in St. Petersburg where Saudi Arabia and Russia, two of the world’s leading oil producers, decided to form a working group for joint energy projects.  read more

Is Saudi Arabia winning the price war...not without help.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Over the last year we have watched the price of oil drop from a high of $107 to lows in the $30 dollar mark and a recovery to $60 dollars. Today we have some saying that the price war against swing producers (US unconventionals) is over and the price has stabilized.   read more

Jeb Bush, staunch conservative or fair weather friend?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Jeb Bush, brother of George W., is running for the republican nomination for president, for those of us living under a rock.  The Bush family has become somewhat of a political dynasty unto itself of late, with two Presidents, two governors, and younger ones taking political office along the way. read more

The Renewable Energy Myth of the Obama White House.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Recently the White House tweeted that renewable energy was reaching an all time high in the United States.  The implication is that this type of energy is becoming more mainstream, and is beginning to make a difference in our energy mix.  I remember back in 2009 when our Vice President suggested we could supplant our entire coal fired generation fleet with offshore wind, it was a ridiculous statement then and this idea still ranks there today. read more

Carly Fiorina, candidate for President discusses energy policy.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

One of the very few candidates to express any willingness to compare and contrast how she would handle energy to what the current administration is doing, Carly Florina, met with The Fuse to discuss energy policy.  While the answers were a little contrived and short on specifics, we appaud the effort and hope to see more candidates take a shot at it. Highlights include: read more