The problem with fuelling rockets

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The last few years have gotten us in touch with new, radical…

Russia is trying to save what cannot be saved

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I love quotes and of all quotes, those from Nicollo Machiavelli…

Cherrypicking reference periods

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2011 a new mountain pass was discovered in the Lomseggen mountains…

Is the current oil market mayhem beneficial for shale

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Wow, the last couple of weeks have been on the very wild side…

Why the world needs a Trump

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The last decade has seen a veritable explosion of new superhero…

The Compliance Industrial Complex

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Whoever has been to South Africa and really engaged up close…

LNG for free – who can take it?

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Ever since the very first cargo of LNG was shipped a little more…

Will the OPEC++ oil deal do any good?

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If you are an oil and gas professional I want you to make a little…

Border Adjustment Tax – Control Knob for Free Trade

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Last week we saw that unchecked free trade leads into the abyss…

How free shall trade ever be

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In nature, it often happens that two organisms form a mutually…

How COVID-19 will reshape energy

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In 1347, a ship of the Genoese merchant fleet arrived in Messina…

Warming waters …

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I grew up with tales of aliens that had visited Earth in ancient…

The 5th Climate wave

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Years ago, a friend of mine wanted to perform a financial transaction…

A flawed world economy laid bare by COVID-19

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In 1955, the then North Korean leader Kim Il Sung gave a speech.…

Show me – the problem with evidence

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On May 8th, 1978, the Austrian/Italian Reinhold Messner and his…

The wrath of the Tsar

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Every group of people has its stories, fables, and prejudices.…

There is (an old) a new sow in the village …

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In the beginning - there was light. Many creation myths have…

Escaping Potemkin

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In 1783, the Russian ruler Catherine the Great toured her new…

Helios – The weather machine in the sky

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My hometown Vienna currently experiences the coldest time of…

The first LNG Market Maker

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Late in 2008, the foundational agreements for the GATE terminal…

Terra Methanum – the methane machine

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In early summer 2019, the scientific world was elated. They thought…

Is wine a good proxy for temperature changes

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To all those reading my articles for the first time, a word of…

The wonderful world of methane 2

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So, what will the new breed of methanopreneurs be hatching under…

The wonderful world of methane 1

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Another year comes to a close. We all have a good hard look back…

Europe – from LNG’s killing fields to its innovation hub

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During the 1950ies, the energy world started to understand that…

The LNG seesaw is out of whack

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In part 2 of this series, I have described the events that have…

LNG – Banishment from paradise

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Anyone studying the history of humankind from its beginnings…

The original sin of LNG

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Every business person - secretly - dreams of controlling a monopoly.…

LNG – The nature of the beast

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The greatest enemy that any human ever faces lies within oneself.…

Gas Rails – The next level of LNG distribution

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Who invented railways? Easy, you say. It's the Brits when the…

Life after reliable energy

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In April 2009, the History channel aired the Pilot for the series…

The smallest LNG lobbying organisation does the heavy lifting to change excise taxes in Austria

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The year is 2019 A.D. The energy world is entierly occupied by…

A bigger planet – Fossil free transport

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In 1873, Jules Verne published his most acclaimed novel. “Around…

Electric Anarchy – Life without fossil fuels

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Imagine you had demanded world leaders 10 years ago to stop using…

Oil Farming

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Herbert Hoover is one of the most misunderstood presidents of…

Who stole my dreams

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About 24% of the world's population are children. This means…

NOPEC’s last battle

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In October 1973, the member countries of the Organisation of…

The end of effortless oil

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German literature knows the expression “Schlaraffenland”.…

The Holy Church of Climatology

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In May 1969, almost exactly 50 years ago, the Soviet space program…

The gas of life and the climate

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I was a bookish child. While others honed their skills on the…

Taking the heat

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I was 18 years old when Robin Williams hit my awareness level…

The new American age

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What comes to mind when thinking of ancient civilizations? Yes,…

Is it smart for the US to export LNG

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Oscar Wilde once observed that there are two tragedies in life:  …

The road to hell is paved with discarded business models

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15 years ago, North America was any LNG seller's wet dream. It…

Statistics

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 In 1906, the North American Review published Mark Twain’s…

Damned lies

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About 180 years ago, the great Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen…

Lies

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In 1920, an Italian immigrant tricked thousands of New England…

The fallacy of external costs

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The International Monetary Fund released a new report on fossil…

Sleeping in the pendulum clock

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The funny battle against so-called zero-emissions vehicles In…

Destination Clauses – Japan got it all messed up

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Anyone following the current flurry of activity in the Asian…

LPG producers – act now or go away forever

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About two years ago I was deeply involved in some LPG project…

Could Russia be importing US LNG soon?

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Yeah, I know what you are going to say when reading the title.…

Who will pull the curtain on the first gas-electric 18 wheeler/excavator/locomotive

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This article is more than 1000 days old and has been remastered. Lads,…

Is LNG more expensive than pipeline gas?

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This is my last post for this year as I go into Christmas recess.…

The Ethane conundrum

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Some time ago, I have written about the LPG tidal wave that hits…

There is a monster waiting for OPEC – and it’s not shale

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So, OPEC has finally shown that they mean business and decided…

Open letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump

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Dear President-elect Donald J. Trump, This letter might be…

Distributed electricity Generation with LNG

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This blog post was written a long time ago and it was sort of…

How energy communism has gotten us into this mess

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My year 1988 was dominated by my mandatory spell of military…

The book of Elon

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So, Elon has announced what he wants Tesla to do over the next…