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Allen Gilmer

Allen Gilmer

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Allen Gilmer

Allen writes the popular energy news blog Open Choke

Latest articles from Allen

  • How China’s Transition Will Increase Oil Demand

    Published 21 March 2016 | viewed 7,398 times

    Despite concerns about the apparent slowdown in the growth rate of the Chinese economy, China’s crude oil imports rose to a record level in February…

  • Between SCOOP And STACK, What Drives Drillers To Oklahoma?

    Published 16 March 2016 | viewed 24,813 times

    Ok, so Oklahoma. A few months back we took a look at the SCOOP and the STACK plays in Oklahoma, and we determined that although…

  • Big Oil Eyes Upcoming Auction In Iran

    Published 04 March 2016 | viewed 15,139 times

    Iran, a country boasting the fourth largest oil and the second largest gas reserves in the world, has become one of the most prominent topics…

  • Can Conventional E&P Bring The Next Generation Of Oil Fortunes

    Published 12 February 2016 | viewed 3,866 times

    Age demographics do not care about the price of oil. Whether oil is at $100/barrel or at $30/barrel, babies get born, people age and pass…

  • Conventional And Vertical Well Analysis

    Published 06 February 2016 | viewed 13,613 times

    Most of our attention during the past 18-months of sliding oil prices has been on the impact on US unconventional operations, and for good reason.…

  • What Can We Expect From A Saudi Aramco IPO?

    Published 05 February 2016 | viewed 5,665 times

    Muhammad bin Salman, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) Deputy Crown Prince, has publicly stated his personal support for selling shares to the public in…

  • Is Eagle Ford Making A Comeback?

    Published 29 January 2016 | viewed 9,335 times

    In today’s gloomy oil-price news cycle, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the fact that if not for the advent of hydraulic fracturing coupled with horizontal…

  • Oil Prices in 2016 Will Be Determined By These 6 Factors

    Published 25 January 2016 | viewed 67,168 times

    (Click to enlarge) The one given in this industry is that the analyst community is consistently wrong about where the price of oil is going…

  • What the S&P Downgrade Means to you and Me

    Published 08 August 2011 | viewed 12,133 times

    S&P lowered the US debt rating from AAA to AA+ on Thursday.  What does this mean to you and me? Well, S&P is only one of…

  • How Much of the Price of Oil is Due to Dollar Weakness?

    Published 03 June 2011 | viewed 8,869 times

    Our markets seem very sensitive to the price of oil... to the extent that I read articles about how high oil prices are keeping the…

  • What the Frack? A Look at the Possible Dangers of Fracking

    Published 08 April 2011 | viewed 9,018 times

    Lot's of people are discussing the HBO movie "Gasland" which has aired on HBO. I encourage everyone to watch it, if, for no other reason…

  • The BP Blowout - Part 2

    Published 16 June 2010 | viewed 6,284 times

    Below is the TransOcean rig data on the wellbore from two hours out until blowout. This from what was filed with the US government investigators.…

  • 9 Important Points about the BP Blowout – Part 1

    Published 15 June 2010 | viewed 19,262 times

    Here is what a couple of offshore drilling engineers told me about the BP Blowout… However, everything is consistent with a well way over budget,…

  • Looking for Renewable Energy That Actually Works

    Published 14 June 2010 | viewed 6,903 times

    White House renewable energy darling Solyndra, the beneficiary of a $500 MM+ loan guarantee from the DOE, is featured on the White House Blogs... Written…

  • Big Oil is Paying

    Published 06 June 2010 | viewed 10,107 times

    In 2006, when I wrote this, and culled directly from their 10K, ExxonMobil paid $30.7 billion in excise taxes, $41.6 billion in other "taxes and…

  • Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Who to Believe?

    Published 17 May 2010 | viewed 6,430 times

    As we enter a week without further news as to whether BP's efforts to place a containment vessel over the oil leak in the subsurface, two…

  • Some Perspective on the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    Published 05 May 2010 | viewed 14,020 times

    Panic time, folks. News stories about impending environmental disasters. A couple of senators calling for hearings. The media calling it "Obama's Katrina". Time for that rarest of things, perspective.…

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