Speed Reading

I won’t be able to help it – at least for this edition of the Energy Word Blog letter –  you’re going to get a deluge of links. My Lightning Round. The truth is, I was pretty sure we’d be [...]

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Long and Shorts Weigh on Price

What moved oil prices in the previous week? Geopolitics?  News?  OPEC?  Reports from major oil companies about earnings? Mideast violence? To those who find oil to be as complex as measuring all [...]

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Turning on the BS Detector

I’m a trader, not a journalist covering the energy space, nor a consultant or energy analyst. I don’t compete with either of these groups of experts. Their resources and access are far beyond [...]

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Coal, Trump, and Offshore Horrors

The intersections of energy and our new President have met for the first time this week – like a pair of semis hitting each other at 70 miles per hour.  I’m talking about the “Energy [...]

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Beware of the Absolutes

Predicting the oil market is tough stuff, believe me. There’ll be a period of several years of price action when it seems obvious that oil just can’t go down – no way, no how. Suddenly, we’ve [...]

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The Energy Word, 3/16/2017

In early 2009, in the depths of the financial crisis and with oil trading in the 30’s, I did a segment on CNBC with Erin Burnett and the late Mark Haines.  (Oh, how I wish I could find that clip [...]

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The Latest Word on Energy

We are entering a fast changing landscape in energy with the surprise election of Donald Trump. I will say, first and foremost, that despite the intuitive reaction that the election of Trump will [...]

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