The Congressional Ban On Selling Crude Oil Is Past Its ‘Sell Date’

October 21st, 2015 – Articles

MORNING CONSULT      How times change.  Used to be Congress wrung its hands over oil shortages and American dependence on imports. Now there’s a fight on Capitol Hill over whether to allow American oil companies to export crude – because, as surprisingly few citizens know, it’s against the law for U.S. firms to sell oil into world markets. Read More

With Troops On the Ground, Did Russia Just Take Over OPEC?

October 6th, 2015 – Articles

Real Clear Markets          Few doubt that a geopolitical Rubicon has been crossed with Russian troops now on the ground, and active, in Syria. There hasn't been this much Russian activity in the Middle East since before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Putin watchers and Russia experts across the political spectrum are wrestling with what it all means.   Read More

Millennials Are On Track To Drive A Boom In Housing, And Energy Use

October 5th, 2015 – Forbes Columns

This is the year that the Millennial population surpasses the number of Boomers in America. It’s Gen Y’s turn to become the demographic tsunami working its way through the ecosystem of society, and to become the primary driving force for future energy demand.   Read More

We’re a Long Way From ‘Peak Car’

October 2nd, 2015 – Articles

Wall Street Journal            Many environmentalists hope, and oil producers worry, that we’re entering a post-car era spearheaded by tech-savvy, bike-path-loving, urban-dwelling, Uber-using millennials—leaving behind generations of automobile owners whose thirst for gasoline seemed limitless. Read More