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Kent Moors

Oil & Energy Investor

Contributor since: 01 Mar 2017

Kent Moors


Dr. Kent Moors is an internationally recognized expert in oil and natural gas policy, risk management, emerging market economic development, and market risk assessment. His consulting clients include the U.S. State Department, Russia, 27 other countries, six of the top 10 oil producing companies, and dozens of smaller public and private entities.

Dr. Moors is a prolific writer and lecturer, whose six books, more than 750 professional and market publications, and over 250 private/public sector presentations and workshops have appeared in 44 countries.

Oil & Energy Investor is Dr. Kent's e-letter, where he delivers the latest energy news from his travels around the world in his role as a consultant for major companies and governments.

Latest articles from Kent

  • U.S. Congress Slashes Support For Renewables And EVs

    Published 13 November 2017 | viewed 5,470 times

    With all the rhetoric about governing for all Americans, sometimes politics is just about picking winners and losers. Take the ongoing soap opera of who…

  • Why Oil Prices Will Keep Moving Up

    Published 07 November 2017 | viewed 28,428 times

    Crude oil prices were have hit a two-year highs. Despite the misgivings of some pundits who view oil simply as a means for making money…

  • Can Solar Survive Without Subsidies?

    Published 05 November 2017 | viewed 11,736 times

    In an increasing number of regions in the U.S., solar (and wind) power can produce electricity at the same cost – or lower – than…

  • You Won’t Guess Who Just Saved America’s Biofuels

    Published 30 October 2017 | viewed 5,018 times

    With all the focus directed to solar and wind power, it’s often overlooked that renewables also include turning biomass into biofuels. And the latter has…

  • Why Are Oil And Gas Prices Diverging?

    Published 26 October 2017 | viewed 14,314 times

    Almost from the start of modern trading of futures contracts in the early 1980s, there’s been an expected trading connection between crude oil and natural…

  • MIT Unveils Game-Changing Battery Breakthrough

    Published 21 October 2017 | viewed 21,814 times

    I won a science fair at age 12 by making a “perpetual motion” machine. It really didn’t do very much, but was kind of cool.…

  • A New Oil Crisis Is Developing In The Middle East

    Published 19 October 2017 | viewed 42,979 times

    After over 40 years in the energy business, more than two decades of that with a parallel career in intelligence, I regularly witness the impact…

  • The Geopolitical Consequences Of U.S. Oil Exports

    Published 08 October 2017 | viewed 10,211 times

    Two crucial things happened yesterday. The first you may have noticed – oil prices moved back up. As for the second, most so-called “experts” seemed…

  • Oil Prices May Hit $60 By End Of 2017

    Published 05 October 2017 | viewed 26,245 times

    As it turned out, my predictions of where prices would end up by the end of September were spot on. And now, we’re entering a…

  • Russia, China To Benefit From U.S. Sanctions On Venezuela

    Published 02 October 2017 | viewed 9,526 times

    The White House recently slapped new sanctions on Venezuelan officials, banning them from entering the U.S. That follows past, more general sanctions… As well as…

  • Oil Prices Haven’t Plateaued Yet

    Published 28 September 2017 | viewed 9,775 times

    Only a few weeks ago, pundits were bemoaning the collapse of oil prices. Then, these self-proclaimed soothsayers became doomsayers, and started predicting oil prices would…

  • Solar Costs Are Dropping Much Faster Than Expected

    Published 25 September 2017 | viewed 9,073 times

    Back in 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began something called The SunShot Initiative. The intent was to set 2020 and 2030 targets making solar…

  • The Frac Sand Industry Has A Big Problem

    Published 21 September 2017 | viewed 11,788 times

    As you know, everything is bigger in Texas – ranches, oil fortunes, trucks, you name it. But there’s a certain court case that’s becoming a…

  • Is An Oil Price Spike Imminent?

    Published 15 September 2017 | viewed 29,499 times

    As the U.S. market begins its recovery from the double whammy served up by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, my earlier projections of where crude oil prices are…

  • Do These Benchmarks Signal An Oil Price Spike?

    Published 28 August 2017 | viewed 12,676 times

    As the market price for oil fell way below $50 in New York and hangs around $52 in London, there’s a much more important oil-price…

  • Venezuela’s “Oil Fire Sale” To Benefit Russia, China

    Published 24 August 2017 | viewed 16,918 times

    Venezuela is now on the brink of total collapse. As you’ve seen before here in Oil & Energy Investor, national oil company PDVSA looms large…

  • How To Play The Energy Market As Global Tensions Rise

    Published 12 August 2017 | viewed 7,103 times

    Much of my earlier career in intelligence was based on a simple assumption. It was the kind of approach the “craft” shares with a number…

  • Venezuela’s ‘’Election’’ Creates Opportunity For Oil Investors

    Published 03 August 2017 | viewed 7,669 times

    On Sunday, an “election” occurred in beleaguered Venezuela, a member of OPEC and owner of the largest oil reserves in the world. The result of…

  • Will Sanctions On Russia Push The EU To US Energy?

    Published 31 July 2017 | viewed 8,281 times

    Events of the last few days will be opening up some interesting energy investment moves. We just need the smoke to settle, first. It brings…

  • How Oil Prices Are Held Hostage By Derivatives

    Published 27 July 2017 | viewed 8,456 times

    The price of oil might just be the single most important number in the modern economy. Not only does it determine how much it costs…

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