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Interviews

  • What The Oil Markets Have In Store: Interview With Mike Rothman

    What The Oil Markets Have In Store: Interview With Mike Rothman

    Published: 14 April 2015

    Oilprice.com sat down with the President and founder of CornerStone Analytics Mike Rothman to discuss the current state of the global oil sector, with a focus on key points such as: • The likelihood of positive action being taken by OPEC at its June meeting• Why Russia is so resistant to production cuts• The “Missing Oil” Phenomenon• The short to medium term outlook for US crude production and supply/demand equilibrium• What has driven the oil glut in the United States• At what potential WTI price the US might resume production growth• What could potentially thwart a rise to $80 Brent•…

  • The Game-Changing Water Revolution: Interview with Stanley Weiner

    The Game-Changing Water Revolution: Interview with Stanley Weiner

    Published: 13 April 2015

    Globally, water demand is threatening to dangerously outpace supply, while in the US, dry states such as Texas and California are suffering from shortages and the future forebodes more suffering. For the North American shale boom, the lack of water is suffocating. Amid this doom and gloom, a water revolution emerges, led by energy industry figures who realized the endless potential of tapping into new water sources and processing them with advanced desalination technology that, for the first time ever, is economically feasible. The water revolution is here, according to Stanley Weiner, CEO of STW Resources—a Texas-based company that has…

  • The Real Cause Of Low Oil Prices: Interview With Arthur Berman

    The Real Cause Of Low Oil Prices: Interview With Arthur Berman

    Published: 02 January 2015

    With all the conspiracy theories surrounding OPEC’s November decision not cut production, is it really not just a case of simple economics? The U.S. shale boom has seen huge hype but the numbers speak for themselves and such overflowing optimism may have been unwarranted. When discussing harsh truths in energy, no sector is in greater need of a reality check than renewable energy. In a third exclusive interview with James Stafford of Oilprice.com, energy expert Arthur Berman explores: • How the oil price situation came about and what was really behind OPEC’s decision• What the future really holds in store…

  • The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry

    The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry

    Published: 20 August 2014

    Climate change continues to drive energy policy, despite the fact that there is no way to reconcile eradicating energy poverty in much of the world with reducing carbon dioxide emissions. This is one of the many conundrums of the climate change debate—a debate that has been taken over by social media and propaganda, while scientists struggle to get back into the game and engage the public. Judith Curry is an American climatologist and former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as the co-author of over 140 scientific papers. Her…

  • What The Oil Headlines Miss: Interview with Michael Levi

    What The Oil Headlines Miss: Interview with Michael Levi

    Published: 30 July 2014

    While we fixate on sexy headlines about Chinese military threats in the South China Sea, for instance, or Washington ‘lifting the ban’ on crude oil exports, we miss the bigger stories—and we miss the reality. China’s relentless resource quest has the greatest impact on trading prices, which may not make for headline news, but is a very important reality, while the stories about the U.S. lifting the crude oil ban were just wrong. Michael Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, navigates us through today’s…

  • What the Loss of Crimea Means for Ukrainian Energy: Interview with Robert Bensh

    What the Loss of Crimea Means for Ukrainian Energy: Interview with Robert Bensh

    Published: 19 March 2014

    Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula is now Russia’s. It was done with an impressively organized non-violent military operation, and supported by the foregone conclusion of a referendum on independence from Ukraine. One Ukrainian soldier was reportedly killed on 18 March, after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the treaty to annex the Crimea and troops moved to take over a Ukrainian military facility in Simferopol. The US has imposed largely symbolic sanctions on Russian officials who have no American assets to freeze and would be fine foregoing trips to the US, but the game is over.Ukrainian troops have been ordered to disengage entirely,…

  • Energy, Getting it Wrong Around the World: Interview with Ed Dolan

    Energy, Getting it Wrong Around the World: Interview with Ed Dolan

    Published: 18 March 2014

    Smart energy policies seem to be elusive. The US policy disappoints environmentalists and industry alike; Europe’s policy is economically disastrous but is getting people to change their habits; and developing-country subsidies aren’t helping the people they’re supposed to. At a point in time when even the Chinese are having second thoughts about the balance they have struck between pollution and growth, the United States should be concerned about how much it’s willing to give up environmentally to remain competitive with energy. But there are ways to balance out this equation without further harming the environment or the economy, according to…

  • Russia Aggression Paves Way for Ukrainian Energy Coup: Interview with Yuri Boyko

    Russia Aggression Paves Way for Ukrainian Energy Coup: Interview with Yuri Boyko

    Published: 12 March 2014

    As Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula is lost to Russia, with a referendum on the peninsula’s independence planned for Sunday and the specter of a Russian military advance on eastern Ukraine looming large, we are witnessing a crisis of international proportions. The key to this crisis is energy.  Russia’s aggressive move on the Crimea may in fact be the international catalyst Ukraine needs to pave its own energy independence--with a little help from its friends. As the standoff between pro-Russian and Ukrainian forces in the Crimea continues following the ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, and as Western officials scramble to loosen…

  • Shale, the Last Oil and Gas Train: Interview with Arthur Berman

    Shale, the Last Oil and Gas Train: Interview with Arthur Berman

    Published: 05 March 2014

    How much faith can we put in our ability to decipher all the numbers out there telling us the US is closing in on its cornering of the global oil market? There’s another side to the story of the relentless US shale boom, one that says that some of the numbers are misunderstood, while others are simply preposterous. The truth of the matter is that the industry has to make such a big deal out of shale because it’s all that’s left. There are some good things happening behind the fairy tale numbers, though—it’s just a matter of deciphering them…

  • How Junior Companies Survive in the Exploration Wild: Interview with Blackbird

    How Junior Companies Survive in the Exploration Wild: Interview with Blackbird

    Published: 25 February 2014

    Only the fittest can survive in today’s market for junior oil and gas companies, which must demonstrate a great deal of ingenuity in the balancing of risk and reward. Nothing but the most exceptional oil and gas projects will win capital, and, in the words of one junior, this means “finding plays before they are exciting.” Being a junior in this market means being the best of the best, or being shut out entirely. The question is: Who is up to this make-or-break challenge, and who has the secret weapons to take it on?In this exclusive interview with Oilprice.com, Garth…

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