Podcast – Fracking Fluid Management

This week a majority of the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, but it failed to meet the 60-vote threshold.  And I had a chance to speak with Jud Hill at Citadel Energy, a fluid management company in North Dakota. News Roundup for the Week of November 17, […]

Podcast – Local Fracking Bans in Pennsylvania

The 2014 midterms are behind us and bring serious implications for energy policy.  In this week’s podcast, I recap the election and also interview Prof. Joshua Fershee about the legality of local fracking bans. News Recap for the Week of November 3, 2014 Election 2014 Control of the U.S. Senate shifted to Republicans, […]

Energy in the Election

The election has produced a flood of interesting energy news.  Here is a taste. New Faces in the Senate Republicans probably gained nine seats in the Senate, and gained seven for sure.  Democrats had high hopes for picking off Republican seats in Georgia, Kansas, and Kentucky; but those seats turned […]

Podcast – Oil Jobs in North Dakota

I had an opportunity to talk with Youtuber NYC JohnG, an oil-field worker who posts videos explaining the opportunities and challenges he has faced after moving to North Dakota from New York.  That was very interesting, and I also learned that the late Total CEO Christophe de Margerie liked to call […]

Book Review – The Frackers

Written by Gregory Zuckerman Published by the Penguin Group November 5, 2013 The Frackers is perhaps the first real attempt at telling the human side of America’s energy boom. The book from longtime Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman is billed as the “outrageous inside story” of the wildcatters who […]

Highlights of the 2014 Annual Energy Outlook by the EIA’s Adam Sieminski

On December 16, 2013, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released an early draft of its 2014 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO).   EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski presented the report at an event hosted by the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  This report includes the EIA’s reference case, which is […]