Fracking and the Oil Crisis

Efforts to prevent fracking are threatening all Americans. Fracking has created an abundant supply of inexpensive natural gas, creating a surplus where an emerging shortage a few years ago was dictating the need to import natural gas from the Mideast. Continue reading Fracking and the Oil Crisis

What is Saudi Arabia’s Game Plan for Oil?

The Saudis seem to have decided to maintain their output of oil, while allowing the price to fall, so as to maintain market share. But why? Why haven’t they cut production to maintain the price of oil? The following ideas Continue reading What is Saudi Arabia’s Game Plan for Oil?

Keeping an Eye on Mideast Oil

The resurgence of radical Islamist terror, as ISIS or ISIL, could represent a threat to Mideast oil. (ISIL refers to the Levant, an area encompassing Lebanon and those around it in the eastern Mediterranean.) What are some of the factors Continue reading Keeping an Eye on Mideast Oil

Growing Role of Gas Turbines in Power Generation

GE developed the first jet engine in the United States in 1942, based on the Whittle jet engine that had been developed in Great Britain. Jet engines are a form of gas turbines, and it was only logical that an Continue reading Growing Role of Gas Turbines in Power Generation

Another Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

The title of the Wall Street Journal op-ed was positive, “Make the Most of the U.S. Energy Boom.” One would expect the article to support fracking and increased oil and natural gas production. Instead, it promoted renewables and electric vehicles Continue reading Another Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Two Oil Revolutions

Two transformations that have changed the world of energy. “Arabians have always been a proud people, arrogant even, and the extraordinary success story of the Kingdom, from Abdul Aziziz’s poverty stricken exile to the present day wealth of Saudi Arabia, Continue reading Two Oil Revolutions