Before getting too excited about the IEA’s forecast of US oil production leadership…

Michael Giberson Earlier this week the International Energy Agency released their annual World Energy Outlook, and new is a forecast that the United States would surpass Russian and Saudi Arabia to once-again become the world’s largest oil producer, sometime around 2020. The news set off a wave of happy press, i.e. the Wall Street Journal,  … More Before getting too excited about the IEA’s forecast of US oil production leadership…

Natural gas “expectations were rewritten in the last decade”

Michael Giberson A brief mention, for those of you keeping track of Giberson media appearances at home, of a brief appearance in a brief story on natural gas supply issues on last Friday’s Marketplace radio news program. As the story says, natural gas industry expectations were rewritten in the last decade. (But of course you … More Natural gas “expectations were rewritten in the last decade”

My congressman invites me to Submit & Join*

Michael Giberson In the inbox this afternoon, an emailed letter from my Congressman, Randy Neugebauer, who queries me (and I guess thousands of my neighbors as well) in this manner: Notice the congressman’s question, “do you believe we should be maximizing the development of our domestic oil and gas resources?” and the button labeled “Submit … More My congressman invites me to Submit & Join*

The federal government’s natural gas R&D breakthrough

Michael Giberson In the recent edition of The American magazine, the on-line journal of the American Enterprise Institute, Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus write in defense of the President’s State of the Union address claim of federal government credit for the shale gas revolution. (For those of you not keeping score at home, (1) I commented … More The federal government’s natural gas R&D breakthrough

Congressman Markey still worries about U.S. natural gas exports

Michael Giberson A few weeks back Congressman Ed Markey asked the U.S. Department of Energy whether exports of natural gas might not be in the public interest (see prior note here, related note) as exports would tend to push U.S. gas prices higher. The USDOE’s response apparently didn’t mitigate Markey’s concern; today the Congressman introduced … More Congressman Markey still worries about U.S. natural gas exports

Art Berman spots distress in the natural gas industry

Michael Giberson Apparently I’m just a hot-headed, temperamental guy unwilling to sit still and listen to a patient explanation of a contrary point of view. I’ve only read the first paragraph of Art Berman’s new post at the The Oil Drum and already I’m arguing with my computer screen and searching around for data to illustrate my … More Art Berman spots distress in the natural gas industry

Will the gas boom go bust?

Michael Giberson Over at the Oil Drum appears an article under the heading, “Gas Boom Goes Bust.” The author compiles many data charts – big picture, close-up, long run and short, etc. – quotes a few other writers and a few headlines, and eventually arrives at this conclusion: The bottom line is that natural gas … More Will the gas boom go bust?