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Thursday, December 10, 2015

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.
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Who's leading on Energy and Climate, Rubio, Cruz, Trump, Florina or someone else?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Recently several republican hopefuls running for President have made statements that give us a clue on where they would stand on Energy. The most basic stance, held by all of them, is that they would have approved the XL pipeline, while each of the Democrats have come out and publicly stated that they would not approve the pipeline.  Just about everyone feels that the Presidents decision to not finish the pipeline was politically motivated and reflects poorly on the rule of law in our country.   read more

Ever Wonder Where Hillary Clinton Stands on Energy, we did.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton on Energy
Hillary is a savvy political veteran, and as the Democrat front runner you would expect to see her policies clearly laid out, however, as a savvy political veteran she knows the dangers of doing that and has kept it very light.  However, we have been able to pick up some nuggets that give us an idea on where she stands. read more

Democrats and Energy, visionary or dangerous?

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

As we head into the first democratic debate there are some real questions we should be asking.  Will the candidates present a new direction or double down on Obama’s administration?  Where are they going to stand on immigration, on our foreign policy and most relevant, where on energy?

When Hillary Clinton professes a firm belief in Climate Change and proposes an energy policy to match, what should the average voter think? With her only rival being even further to the left, Bernie Sanders is convinced that the “science is settled” and we have the ability to control the weather; things are going to get weird. When a candidate opposes what most see as common sense, the XL pipeline, on the basis that it will encourage our use of oil a real question is presented.  What happens if they get elected? read more

Pope Francis and Religion of Climate Change

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

We have long noted that the Global Warming (Climate Change) bell ringers are some of the greatest offenders, when it comes to our sensibilities.  They ride in private jets to swanky resorts to hold meetings admonishing the world’s population.  They manipulate data to support their enlightened theories; they live in opulent mansions (sometimes multiple opulent mansions) and drive the very best cars.  They profit from what they preach, and live like they don’t need to care, while telling the rest of the world to make do.   read more

Summer Nape Recap, Low Prices, Great Deals, wait for recovery.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Summer NAPE 2015 kicked off on Wednesday, Aug. 19 with the NAPE Business Conference sponsored by Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. Speakers included Arthur W. Gelber, President, Gelber & Associates Corp./Gelber Energy LLC; James C. Manatt, Chairman/CEO, Thrust Energy, Inc.; Christina Kitchens, EVP, Managing Group Director for CTB Energy Finance, and Bruce H. Vincent, former president of Swift Energy Company. Attendees gathered to hear this year’s speakers share their insights and expertise along with their thoughts and predictions about the future of the oil and gas industry.
While the speakers were in agreement that the industry continues to battle low oil prices, they also emphasized that now is the best time for oil and gas companies to invest in smart opportunities to come out ahead when oil and natural gas prices eventually rise again.
“You will never again be able to buy leases for as low of a price as they are now,” said Manatt. “Companies should allocate their budgets to take advantage of this great return on leases.” read more

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

EPA bring us more "Hope and Change" Obama style.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

In 2008 when Obama was elected he made a pledge to “change” America, to make it fair, to free it from the hydrocarbon bounds, to “close Gitmo”, to transform our way of life.  He was elected with in a landslide and with him a new congress and the senate, it seemed he would be able to execute on the promise and he began with healthcare. 

In 2010, the country said wait a minute, and took the congress away from him. Of course, not to be deterred he continued his agenda and was reelected in 2012.  In 2014, the country took the Senate away from him on the promise that they would undo what he had done.  His reaction, “I have a phone and a pen, I’ll do it my way.” 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

Iranian oil impact, are we seeing an underestimation of geopolitics and wishful thinking?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

by Dr Cyril Widdershoven
The unexpected success of the P5+1 Iranian nuclear agreement is still making headlines in the global media. Analysts are convinced that the return of Iran into the global economy will have an huge impact, leaving oil and gas prices low for the foreseeable future. Optimists are indicating that Iran could easily bring 600,000 -1.5 million bpd of crude oil onto the market, while gas exporters are dreading the return of Iran’s gas exports. Western politicians and corporations are flocking to Tehran’s 5* hotels, and are sucking up to the former member of the Axis of Evil.  The world has changed, nobody can deny that, but has it changed for the better?   read more