Shale Gas Supply Growth Shakes Up Everything

EIA World Shale Resources

SOURCE:  US EIA Data and Reuters graphic The shale revolution is a full reversal of energy fortunes in the United States.  It might have similar potential in other parts of the world if as projected global LNG prices decline over the decade ahead and indexing gas prices to oil erodes from competitive pressures on existing oil-indexed LNG suppliers. Large volumes of global gas supplies are expected come to market at prices below oil price parity (assuming oil prices at or above $90/bbl). …Continue Reading »

Between an Argentine Shale Rock and Hard place

Shale Gas South America

You must admit there is a certain irony in reports out of Argentina by none other than the newly named CEO of YPF, (NYSE: YPF) Miguel Galuccio, that his company has found a significant shale deposit waiting to be developed and if he can do so it will make Argentina s significant exporter of oil and natural gas. What’s the irony? YPF is the company that Argentina recently seized from Spain’s Grupo Repsol and nationalized. The action created a huge international dispute and Repsol’s …Continue Reading »

The ‘Death Rattle’ of Carbon Policy

In both the EU and the US carbon policy correctness has run its course having been discredited by scandal, the persistence of scientific method, and public pressure to recognize market realities. The proponents of carbon policy changes are caught between panic and despair. They came so close to implementing their policy regimes, and cannot now accept that the world has said ‘No!’ The evidence of the death rattle of carbon policy has been presenting itself for a while but like a degenerative …Continue Reading »

New Energy Realities: A Low Gas Prices Scenario

A funny thing is happening on the way to the clean energy future--reality is setting in. There is ‘incontrovertible evidence’ about the economic growth and job creating effects of America’s unconventional oil and gas production boom - more than 600,000 jobs directly attributable to shale gas development. Even President Obama is praising the job creating benefits of ‘America’s resource boom’. America is getting its energy mojo back and that is good news but not the entire story. How …Continue Reading »