Back in May 2015, I presented a paper in Houston on the resilience of natural gas and oil pipelines and their relationship to the power sector. The audience was polite, but few people were interested in resilience. How things have changed!
Today trade representatives from Canada, Mexico and the United States are meeting in Washington DC to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Everyone is focused on jobs, competitiveness and modernizing the agreement. Few people are tuned into the environmenal side of things at this time, but they should be because of the environmental benefits. [node:read-more:link]
Recently the FERC held a technical conference on Natural Gas Indices. Back in March 2017, I was asked by the the Natural Gas & Electricity Journal to write about natural gas indices. I hope the article below will provide a good overview of the issues and stimulate discussion.
NEPA Environmental Impact Assessment
with Federal/State Permits
July 25, 2017 | Houston, TX
As a speaker at EUCI's upcoming NEPA Environmental Impact Assessment with Federal/State Permits course, I would like to extend a 10% discount* off the registration price to you and your colleagues.
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Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry,
Infrastructure and Regulations
July 26, 2017 | Houston, TX
As a speaker at EUCI's upcoming Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry, Infrastructure and Regulations course, I would like to extend a 10% discount* off the registration price to you and your colleagues.
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Russo on Energy has you covered with four excellent courses. Whether your are brand new to the oil and gas industry, into permitting, need a refresher or a more detailed understanding of physical and financial natural gas markets. These courses can be taught in house at your organization or in the Washington DC metropolitan area. You can also attend a class offered by EUCI where we teach the following courses. [node:read-more:link]
Someone asked me why the North American Oil and Shale Gas Revolution didn't stall given declining oil and natural gas prices. What came to emy mind was resilency and seven other factors which taken together can explain why OPEC and Russia did not get their wish.
The most important factor is that Oil and Natural Gas can't just be looked at as a single commodity. The fact is, depending on where you drill a hole in North America's onshore shale basins, you will probably get oil and associated natural gas, natural gas and natura gas liquids (NGLs) or just natural gas. So a producer can rely on multiple revenue streams from all or a combination of these commodities or a portfolio of assets. Fortunately, each commodity's price is different and not exactly related. It also helps to have th infrastructure to process and refine these commodities and move them to markets in North America and abroad. [node:read-more:link]
Several friends and colleagues recently asked me for suggestions on what energy books to read this summer. They were planning vacations at the beach, the mountains and a few were venturing overseas. Two books came to mind that I thought would fascinate them and at the same time give them an edge in engaging new friends who always seem to want to discuss U.S. energy policy and environmental matters. Should you read both books? Given that the power sector is becoming a large consumer of gas it would be wise to read The Green and the Black first and then follow it with The Domino Effect. Reading both books is like eating "Mac and Cheeze." They are an unbeatable combination. [node:read-more:link]