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Arctic Energy is Critical in Lone Star Country

As Texans like to point out, we could be considered a country unto ourselves. Fiercely independent and always willing to celebrate our distinctive status, we have lots of reasons to brag. That said, Texas also has a unique relationship with Alaska, which may not be obvious to all of us who live in this great […]  More »

The Steady Erosion of Truth

According to an August 2014 CNN poll, “public’s trust in government is at an all-time low.  …”The number who trust the government all or most of the time has sunk so low that it is hard to remember that there was ever a time when Americans routinely trusted the government,”  This poll is not an […]  More »

Commentary: Should we allow further drilling on public land?

When done properly, extraction of natural resources from federal land has helped develop the economy while at the same time providing valuable income to defray the costs of running the federal government. Leases are certainly not new and, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), there are currently over 46,000 active leases on federal […]  More »

Commentary: What I think about when I think about crude

Some of the factors Voices blogger Matt Smith thinks about when he thinks about oil.  More »

Oil price slump hurts last remaining “Middle Class”, and exposes market irrationality

While American society continues to enjoy the energy that the oil and gas business produces, for lower prices than they have in years, the last few weeks for those actually producing that energy have been brutal.  More »

Big and small picture insights from the week of one oil & gas young professional

After a trip to Denver to visit my client last week, I look back with mixed feelings: a great, great few days for me personally where I came away feeling that I am absolutely on the right career path, but another bad week for the industry, which looks like it must prepare for a downturn that won’t end soon.  More »

A Keystone Veto: Punitive and Unnecessary

As the Washington Post clearly pointed out, the Keystone XL pipeline should never have been as issue in the first place.  Continuing to debate the safest, most technologically advanced pipeline in world history is unsupportable based on all the facts. Using KXL as a bargaining chip, would be just another example of the Administration’s inability […]  More »

Consumer Impacts: Texas Legislature Back in Town

What can energy consumers expect this year as the Texas Legislature convenes for its 84th regular session? Will lawmakers pass laws to lower bills or will they take actions that have the opposite effect? The session begins January 13th. Here are a four issues that lawmakers may consider that could impact what Texans pay for their […]  More »

Fairness Calls For a Thank You

Since the first Arab oil embargo in 1973, every time the price of crude oil and gasoline has increased, so called consumer advocates and opportunistic politicians have accused oil companies of price gouging, price fixing and the like.  Over this time, the FTC has conducted numerous investigations of those charges and every investigation  has produced […]  More »

Mark Twain and the Vatican

Mark Twain once observed that he was not troubled by all the things that people didn’t know; just troubled by all the things they know that just aren’t so.  So it is with Pope Francis. Pope Francis has been a welcomed breadth of fresh air to all independent of their religious affiliation.  He practices what […]  More »

New Year’s Message to Congress on U.S. Energy Independence and Exports: Do No Harm

When asked about the Republican agenda for 2015, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) is promising a “full-throated” debate on national energy policy. That worries me because ultimately, our energy situation is already moving in the right direction. U.S. oil imports have tumbled to their lowest levels in 16 years, with oil from the […]  More »

Commentary: Reading tea leaves of Saudi 2015 budget

The kingdom has historically missed the mark between budget making and actual oil prices.  More »

The Politics of Distortion

As a candidate, President Obama made famous the phrase, “words have meaning”.  And, propagandists know that if you repeat a false statement long enough, it will eventually be seen as truth.  So it is with the oft repeated use of the term “carbon pollution” to describe carbon dioxide—CO2– which in fact is a nutrient.  It […]  More »

GCC Next Generation Leaders and the Price of Oil

This post was written by Jareer Elass, a Washington-based consultant and previous Mideast editor for Energy Intelligence Group. After several years of simmering disunity, members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are showing strong signs of strategic alignment. After a tumultuous year for the organization, highlighted by the dramatic move in March 2014 when Saudi […]  More »

Top Five Energy Stories of 2014

This year the news has been full of good news and bad news for U.S. energy consumers. Major policy decisions (or lack thereof), changes in technology and emerging market forces have all played a role in influencing this year’s cheers and jeers in U.S. energy news. #1: The Energy Revolution Leads to Lower Gas Prices […]  More »
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Amy Myers Jaffe

Views from the University of California at Davis' Amy Myers Jaffe.

New Year’s Message to Congress on U.S. Energy Independence and Exports: Do No Harm

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Balanced Energy

U.S. energy policy discussion with David Holt of the Consumer Energy Alliance

Arctic Energy is Critical in Lone Star Country

Barrels and BTUs

SMU energy bloggers featuring Bruce Bullock

Capacity Markets for Texas Electricity: The Real Story

Building Hydrocarbon Bonds

David Vaucher writes about creating bonds within and outside of the energy business.

Oil price slump hurts last remaining “Middle Class”, and exposes market irrationality

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Capitolizing on Energy

Views on D.C. energy and politics with William O’Keefe

The Steady Erosion of Truth

CenterPoint Energy Insights

Information, analysis and tips to help you use and purchase energy more wisely

A new way to shop for electric plans in Houston

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E-City Beat

Strategic thinking from the energy capital with Lane Sloan

Houston’s first Energy Week

EconMatters

Global economic and market analysis that matters with Dian L. Chu

Coal: A ‘Million Dollar Mile’ Getting Longer In the U.S.

Energy (Geo)-Politics

Global energy politics with Michael Economides

China’s Natural Gas Paradigm Shift

Energy Burrito

Financial market ingredients diced and wrapped with Schneider Electric’s Matt Smith

Commentary: What I think about when I think about crude

Energy in Motion

A former top U.S. regulator gives his expert opinions on the biggest issues facing the nation's energy boom.

Commentary: Should we allow further drilling on public land?

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Oilpatch Online

Energy analysis with Allen Brooks

Outlook for Gulf of Mexico and Food Not Good

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Recharge Ratepayer Report

Energy policy for Texas consumers, featuring R.A. Dyer of RechargeTexas.com

Consumer Impacts: Texas Legislature Back in Town

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TPH Energy Thoughts

Energy insights from Dan Pickering and the Tudor Pickering Holt Team

Pickering: A conspiracy among gas drillers or those who write about them?

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Wood on the Wires

Energy infrastructure with Pat Wood

So what about that Energy Bill?

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