$5 trillion in 2021 global debt/equity raised (so far), “divest fossil fuels” in full swing, the world running short of natural gas/coal, and winter is coming

As an independent energy voice, I have no corporate editors or lawyers or hand-tailored silver haired senior management muting commentary. It is often fun, being able to say what many are thinking in a direct and unfiltered way.  And yet, even with that freedom, I am at a loss to describe the mayhem going on […]

The spell is broken: world recognizes absolute necessity of natural gas, hopefully not too late

“There’s a tendency for the government to say the power sector is done, the sector has been decarbonised, the renewables transition is going at pace and all of that good stuff…we’re reliant on gas more generally than we thought.” Hipster website Wired, “The UK is racing towards a winter energy crisis“ “Sorting this out requires […]

Geopolitics, oil, and the ultimate inevitable celebration of the oil sands

Geopolitics, oil, and the ultimate inevitable celebration of the oil sands

Decades ago, when the west cared about energy security, weird things happened around the world. Major new hydrocarbon discoveries in various undeveloped corners of the world led to instant new ‘friendships’ – hey look everyone, we just signed a new trade deal with Angola! And a generation of political pundits scrambled for their atlases. Political […]

“I am inevitable” – Earth Day means the whole earth, growing energy consumption and all

“I am inevitable” – Earth Day means the whole earth, growing energy consumption and all

Ah, Earth Day. I think I was supposed to turn out the lights or something. Oops. On the plus side, I didn’t dump a load of chemicals in a river or start an energy-sucking crpyto-currency. But on the other hand, the words of Thanos seemed more appropriate than anything, with respect to the rise of […]

Hydrocarbon haters: You have no chance of success. Zero. Seven billion people agree, every day

Hydrocarbon haters: You have no chance of success. Zero. Seven billion people agree, every day

“Severe personality problems find *camouflage.* No one thinks “I’m a sadist” or “I’m a malignant narcissist.” They find a belief system/social group that validates their most hateful, destructive impulses & construes them as virtues. The most toxic and hateful people in the world are 100% convinced they fight for what is true and right.They find […]