Can the U.S. Become the Saudi Arabia of Natural Gas?

Guest post by David Middleton The Department of Energy gave a Texas-based energy company permission Tuesday to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries with which the U.S. does not have free trade agreements. Golden Pass Products will build an LNG export terminal capable of shipping 2.21 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural…

The Resurgence of the American Coal Industry

Guest post by David Middleton America’s Biggest Coal Miner Is Joining the Comeback Under Trump by Tim Loh April 3, 2017, 4:28 PM CDT April 4, 2017, 1:14 PM CDT Peabody is following rival Arch Coal out of bankruptcy The coal miner has for decades served as industry’s bellwether Peabody Energy Corp., America’s largest coal…

Eastern and south-eastern Australia domestic gas production (excluding LNG), 2017−36

Green Craziness: Deepening Aussie Energy Crisis

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A combination of green inspired state moratoria on gas exploration, coupled with growing gas export capacity, and politically motivated closures of coal plants, has created a looming shortfall in Australian energy supply. Energy shortages in 2018-19 without national reform, market operator warns Australian Energy Market Operator predicts shortfalls in New…

Oil – Where did it come from?

Guest post by David Middleton Introduction I am a petroleum geologist/geophysicist with about 36 years of experience in oil & gas exploration mostly in the Gulf of Mexico.   In light of Andy May’s recent post, Oil – Will we run out?, I thought I might post an essay on oil formation. Over the past six years,…