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 "Chapters…

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 who follows 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 deep involved in some LPG project concepts…

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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Lads, its really crazy. Ever since I have discovered the great…

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…

The Qatar LNG backflip

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Look wherever you want, you are swamped by stories on the LNG…

Can LNG prevail against the dark side of energy

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LNG is clean and hence destined to be part of the world's war against coal. Japan bucks the trend as it increases coal consumption and reduces LNG.

Why some trading and smart contracts don't make LNG hubs yet

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Everyone who has touched upon trading - as the term is understood…

Just imagine OPEC reduces supply and nobody cares

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OK, we got it by now. In an unfathomable show of splendor, OPEC…

US shale to the Caribbean

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In 2005, the Natural Gas world looked at North America to become…

Methane 3.0 - or should we say LMG

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After wood, coal, oil and its derivatives, it's methane gas that…

Does Russia have the gas Europe needs

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It’s one of the most commented topics of the last couple of…

We must suffer - from here until Methanopolis coming

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After the collapse of communism in 1989, Fukuyama famously predicted…

When will US LNG Terminals switch off

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Now that even the most bull-headed traders have understood that…

We see the LNG supply - but where is the demand?

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Those who have seen the first installment of the famous "Hellboy"…

The LNG battery - better than real batteries and coal

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More than 3 years ago I wrote about North America being the El…

An Eastern Mediterranean LNG hub

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More than 2000 years ago, before the dawn of the Roman Empire,…

Jogging on a clogged street - no more dangerous than jogging in a mountain village

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Joggers know the problem. Every time you jog close to a road…

LNG production will become cheap - real cheap

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Three and a half years ago I wrote about the Black Mamba. That's…

Are those low oil prices the best chance Africa had in a long time?

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We are halfway through 2016 and Africa looks set for despair…

The first LNG Market Maker - born when the world was not looking

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For the longest time (about a decade or so) the LNG world was…

LNG in South Africa

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The new situation we have with comparatively cheaper LNG is sharpening…

Why we could see less than 30 USD oil again - part 2

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Last week we have seen that there is more and more oil coming…

Why we could see less than 30 USD oil again - part 1

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So, OPEC has met and decided that the world is good as it is…

The first German LNG terminal

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Looking at the North Western European coastlines one can see…

Iran / India - an energy partnership?

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Iran's sanctions have been lifted a couple of months now and…

South Africa’s LPG dilemma

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About 2 years ago I was contacted in order to work on the South…

DieselGate - why the US drew first blood and how to get out

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No matter how many years I blast the message to the world, nothing…

Floating Regasification - a reality check

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Many years ago, an old sea bear and meanwhile a good friend told…

What would happen to OPEC if it won the oil price war

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We are living in weird times. OPEC floods the market with crude…

How anarchy works for shale oil

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It's a bit obscene - for years we have watched the meteoric rise…

What effect would the dismemberment of Russia have to European security of Gas Supply

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Here is a warning - this article is speculation as many others…

My lost 28 USD oil price wager

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In June 2014, I made a wager with a friend (here is the full…

Pakistan - the manacled LNG player

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The last 12 months have seen 3 new LNG consumers added to the…