Further Reading

Podcast – Light Vehicles and the Environment – In the News

This week, we look ahead at nine natural gas policy issues for 2015, recap the week in the news, and interview Christopher Tessum, a researcher at the University of Minnesota who recently published a widely-cited study on the environmental impact of various types of light-duty vehicles. Listen below or download here. […]

Nine Natural Gas Policy Questions for 2015

Happy New Year!  2015 could be a huge year for energy policy.  Today, a new Republican Congress will take the oath of office in Washington, D.C., and President Obama has returned from his Hawaii vacation set on cementing his legacy.  Energy policy will be the first item on the agenda, with […]

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 – Oil and Gas Marketing

This week the Senate returned to work bent on taking votes on Keystone and liquefied natural gas exports, and I had the chance to talk oil and gas marketing with Lee Vendig of LDV Oil and Gas Consultants. News Recap for the Week of November 10, 2014 Monday The Senate Energy Committee announced plans […]

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, […]

The U.S. and Mexico Chase Exports, More on Fracking Bans

Bloomberg Businessweek takes a look at the imminent opening of U.S. liquefied natural gas export operations: Cheniere says it will be the largest buyer of U.S. natural gas by 2020. Its liquefaction plant in Louisiana and another planned for Texas will allow it to ship about 6 percent of all the […]

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 – Severance Tax in Pennsylvania

With the election days away, I had an opportunity to discuss a potential severance tax in Pennsylvania, which has become a major issue in that state’s race for governor.  The challenger, Democrat Tom Wolf, has called for the tax.  The incumbent, Republican Tom Corbett, has long resisted but seems to be changing […]

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 […]

Podcast – CNG Conversions with SkyCNG

It has been a very interesting week, with dropping oil prices being a leading headline around the world.  Our interview this week was with Brent Skipper, the Owner of SkyCNG.  The company sells compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion kits, and provides a lot of information for folks thinking about doing a […]