Monthly Archives: June 2006

Desperately seeking refiners

Hundreds of thousands of barrels of Saudi Arabian crude is on tankers, circling the globe in search of buyers, according to the Kingdom’s ambassador to the United States, Prince Turki al-Faisal. With oil’s benchmark price trading above $72 today, implying short supplies, it would seem the crude would be in high demand. Instead, Saudi Arabia’s […]  More »

Radiohead reality check

Thom Yorke, frontman for British band Radiohead, says he’s an environmental hypocrite. It’s a harsh note for a celebrity to sound about himself when so many others tout their “green” lifestyles. Rock star or not, his frustration mirrors that of many regular people. This is the oil age and, try as you might, it’s virtually […]  More »

Conservation and CAFE standards

I recently sat down to talk energy with Joseph Stanislaw, one of the founders of Cambridge Energy Research Associates who is now running his own consultancy and acting as an adviser to Deloitte & Touche. One topic we touched on was the call from some politicians for oil companies to promote conservation while they continue […]  More »

Taking a cue from the space race

At the Take Back America 2006 conference in Washington D.C. this week, the Apollo Alliance rolled out a 10-point plan it claims can create three million new jobs and end this country’s dependence on foreign oil. The plan of action promotes everything from hybrid cars and more efficient factories to “green” building and reinvestment in […]  More »