Author: Zach Olson

Checking in on West Texas – June 13, 2015

Checking in on West Texas – June 13, 2015

Today we talk about five things in the news for the week of June 7, 2015: Hillary’s Launch Touches on Energy Pres. Obama’s Trade Policy Goes Up in Smoke Texas Regulators See No Earthquakes Iran Trying to Get Back Into the Gas Game Reports Put U.S. on Top and Urge Open […]

Reservoir Engineering – June 7, 2015

Today we talk about five things in the news for the week of May 18 , 2015: EPA Gives Two Thumbs Up to Fracking Senate Looks Upstream, House Looks Midstream EIA Says Clean Power Plan Real Bad for Coal, Mixed on Gas Republican Presidential Candidates Downplay Energy Gas Companies Getting Into Climate Action […]

Energy Part of Ex-Im Pile On

Politico reported this week that the future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank is seriously in doubt: Supporters are beginning to throw up their hands and admit that the agency is very likely to lose its charter after June 30… [T]he lack of available floor time in the Senate — combined […]

Republicans Christie, Perry, Walker, and Santorum in Oklahoma – May 21, 2015

In May 2015, most of the Republican field gathered in Oklahoma City to speak to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.  With Congress in session, the Senators running for President were not able to attend and sent someone to talk in their place.  Current Governors Chris Christie (New Jersey and Scott Walker (Wisconsin) […]

The Boomtowners – May 17, 2015

Today we talk about five things in the news for the week of May 11, 2015: Senate Energy Looks at Infrastructure Legislation Cheap Gas Becomes Cheap Electricity in Pennsylvania House Critical of Greenhouse Gas Guidelines Natural Gas Catching Coal in Electricity All Hurdles Cleared for First LNG Export Project Our interview is […]

Methane Leaks Getting Better – May 10, 2015

Today we talk about five things in the news between April 26 and May 10, 2015: Colorado Legislature Wraps With Little Fracking Damage Senate Looks at Fracking, and Infrastructure, Fracking, and Climate Crude Exports Hit the Senate Floor Texas Bans Fracking Bans House Moves EPA Rebuttal and Energy Budget Our interview […]

All About Frac Sand – April 26, 2015

Today we talk about five things in the news last week: Titans of Industry Discuss the Meaning of Cheap Oil First Steps for Republican Response to Clean Power Plan House Science Committee Debates Fracking Joe Biden Reveals Quadrennial Energy Review Oklahoma Geological Survey Sees Man-Made Earthquakes Our interview is with […]

Jericho Oil and Field Redevelopment – April 19, 2015

Today we talk about five things in the news last week: EIA Annual Energy Outlook Sees Net Natural Gas Exports by 2017 House Fires Back Against Clean Power Plan The President, the Pope, and Hollywood Go After Climate Change University of Colorado Stays In Fossil Fuel Business The Marcellus Is a Great […]

Senate Vote-A-Rama Touches on Energy – March 26-27

On March 26 into the morning on March 27, 2015,  the U.S. Senate held its occasionally-annual budget vote-a-rama.  What is that, you might ask: U.S. Senate rules include a special section for consideration of the annual Budget resolution. The Budget is not subject to filibuster, but all amendments must be germane […]

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) Talks Drought – March 22, 2015

On March 22, 2015, California’s Democratic Governor Jerry Brown appeared on Meet the Press to discuss the ongoing drought in his state.  He touched on a few interesting issues.  First, he showed some passion on climate change, pointing to coal companies as the culprit. The big highlight from the appearance was a […]