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Director of Alternative Fuels Technology at Advanced Green Innovations

I am a chemical engineer working in the energy industry. I have over 20 years of international engineering experience in the chemicals, oil and gas, and renewable energy industries, and hold several patents related to my work. I have worked in the areas of oil refining, natural gas production, ... more

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Why A Ban On Fracking Will Never Happen
The resurgence of U.S. oil and gas production over the past dozen years is directly attributable to fracking.
Get High Yields From A Healthy MLP Sector
The most recent sell-off in the energy sector is a result of a plunge in oil prices brought on by the latest threats of tariffs in the ongoing trade war with China.
How The Trade War Impacts The Oil Industry
This ongoing trade war is inflicting real pain on the U.S. oil industry, and there is no end in sight. That is going to create headwinds in the oil markets for the foreseeable future.
Why China Is Dominating Lithium-Ion Battery Production
The world is becoming increasingly electrified. Not only are developing countries increasing the availability of electricity to their populations, but the electrification of existing transportation infrastructure is proceeding at a rapid pace.
A New U.S. Oil Production Peak Looks Imminent
One of the most important questions in the global oil markets revolves around U.S. oil production. There is probably nothing OPEC would like to know more than when U.S. oil production will begin to decline.
Ten Countries That Dominate Fossil Fuel Production
Despite the rapid growth of renewable energy over the past decade, fossil fuels still dominate global energy consumption.
Why The World Needs More Nuclear Power
In 2018, the world produced 2,701 terawatt-hours (TWh) of nuclear power. This represents a slight decline over the past decade, but that’s somewhat misleading.
Renewables Catching Nuclear Power In Global Energy Race
Modern renewable energy consumption (mainly wind and solar power) grew by 71 million metric tons of oil equivalent in 2018. But global energy consumption grew much faster than that, with fossil fuels carrying most of the load.
U.S. Increases Its Dominance In Natural Gas Production
Of the fossil fuels, natural gas has the lowest carbon dioxide emissions per unit of energy consumed. For that reason, natural gas has become one of the fuels of choice for countries looking to lower carbon dioxide emissions.
The Top-Performing Energy Companies Of Q2
The first half of the year is in the books. Following its best quarterly performance in nearly ten years in the first quarter, the S&P 500 returned 3.8% in the second quarter. For the first half of 2019, the S&P 500 returned 17.3%.
Coal Demand Rises, But Remains Below Peak Levels
Coal consumption in most of the developing world continues to grow. Asia Pacific increased consumption by the most overall, but its 2.5% growth rate lagged Africa’s (+3.9%) and Central and South America (+3.7%).
The U.S. Accounted For 98% Of Global Oil Production Growth In 2018
The United States remains the world’s top oil consumer, averaging 20.5 million BPD in 2018. China was second at 13.5 million BPD, although this would be far below the U.S. in per capita consumption.
BP Warns Of An Unsustainable Path
Last week the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2019 was released, covering energy data through 2018. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis.
Why Oil Prices Have Crashed – And What Investors Should Do Now
A brutal May and a weak start to June have sent oil prices — and some energy companies — back into bear market territory.
Mexico Is Our Most Important Natural Gas Export Market
Pipeline exports to Mexico are now equivalent to 5.2% of total U.S. natural gas production. These exports are a boon to U.S. natural gas producers, as well as pipeline companies.
The Holy Grail Of Lithium Batteries
Better batteries are needed to economically smooth out the intermittency of renewables like wind and solar power. One company may have finally solved some of the most vexing problems facing lithium-based batteries.
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