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Michael Kern


Contributor since: 22 Aug 2018

Michael Kern

Michael Kern is a newswriter and editor at Safehaven.com and Oilprice.com

Latest articles from Michael

  • Understanding The True Cost Of Net Zero Emissions

    Published 03 February 2021 | viewed 4,379 times

    The journey to net-zero emissions will have a cost for everyone, and policymakers should clearly explain this to consumers, Total’s chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné…

  • Duke Energy Customers Could Pay $5 Billion For Stranded Plants

    Published 27 January 2021 | viewed 3,109 times

    Customers of Duke Energy in the Carolinas could end up paying more than $4.8 billion for planned natural gas-fired capacity that could become stranded as…

  • IEA: Energy Transition In Developing Economies Crucial To Climate Goals

    Published 27 January 2021 | viewed 1,529 times

    Massive investment in renewable energy in the developing economies, which are set to produce most of the global emissions in the coming years and decades,…

  • Britain Bets Big On Battery Storage

    Published 30 November 2020 | viewed 3,277 times

    The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has approved the construction of the biggest battery storage project in the UK, and one…

  • Volkswagen Readies Compact EV For 2023

    Published 28 November 2020 | viewed 8,182 times

    Volkswagen will look to reduce its portfolio of internal combustion engine vehicles, while speeding up the development of a compact electric vehicle that could cost…

  • Viral Video Of Water On Fire Reveals A Natural Gas Leak In China

    Published 26 November 2020 | viewed 3,526 times

    Residents in a natural gas-producing northeastern Chinese province have made a video of tap water being set on fire with a lighter—a video that went…

  • Enbridge Sues To Stop Michigan From Shutting Down Pipeline

    Published 25 November 2020 | viewed 6,701 times

    Enbridge filed on Tuesday a federal complaint at a U.S. district court seeking an injunction to stop Michigan’s order for closure of the Line 5…

  • Colorado Approves Stricter Rules For Oil & Gas Drilling

    Published 24 November 2020 | viewed 3,381 times

    The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) approved this week stricter rules for oil and gas drilling, extending the setbacks for oil wells from…

  • Libya's Oil Company Clashes With Central Bank Over Earnings

    Published 23 November 2020 | viewed 3,244 times

    Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) will not be transferring the revenues from crude oil sales to the Central Bank of Libya until the bank adopts…

  • Japanese Refiners Anticipate An Extension Of OPEC+ Oil Cuts

    Published 21 November 2020 | viewed 4,967 times

    Weaker oil demand with the spike in coronavirus cases will likely prompt the OPEC+ alliance to roll over the current 7.7-million-bpd production cuts into 2021,…

  • China Looks To Buy Stake In A Major Iraqi Oilfield

    Published 20 November 2020 | viewed 4,286 times

    State giants China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are interested in buying ExxonMobil’s entire operating stake in one of…

  • Elon Musk’s $250 Tesla Tequila Is Already Sold Out

    Published 06 November 2020 | viewed 7,937 times

    Tesla introduced on Thursday Tesla Tequila, the latest merchandise Elon Musk has offered to his aficionados, and the US$250 a bottle tequila quickly sold out.…

  • Canada’s Oil Crisis Continues As Majors Report More Losses

    Published 29 October 2020 | viewed 4,506 times

    Canada’s largest oil companies continue to post quarterly losses this year as low crude oil prices and low refining margins hit earnings.   On Wednesday…

  • Venezuela Sees Oil Revenue Fall By 99% As U.S. Sanctions Sting

    Published 30 September 2020 | viewed 5,143 times

    Venezuela’s foreign currency revenues—almost all of which come from crude oil sales—have plunged by 99 percent since 2014, Nicolas Maduro said, blaming most of the…

  • UAE Bets Big On Space Tech To Diversify From Oil

    Published 29 September 2020 | viewed 4,286 times

    OPEC’s third-largest oil producer, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is shooting for the moon—quite literally—as part of its space strategy to diversify its oil-dependent economy. …

  • The $22 Billion Railway Bringing Hope To Canada’s Oil Province

    Published 28 September 2020 | viewed 6,819 times

    U.S. President Donald Trump is set to approve a $22-billion freight railway project that will run between Alberta and Alaska to transport a variety of…

  • Is Iraq Turning Its Back On The OPEC Deal?

    Published 25 September 2020 | viewed 4,902 times

    Iraq appears to be offering higher than the usual amount of spot cargoes on the market for October, oil trade sources in Asia and Europe…

  • Iran Opens Navy Base At World’s Most Crucial Oil Chokepoint

    Published 24 September 2020 | viewed 10,363 times

    The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) of Iran opened this week a new naval base in a coastal town along the world’s most important oil…

  • Mexico May Delay Energy Reform

    Published 23 September 2020 | viewed 2,063 times

    Mexico could delay its planned energy sector reform until next year after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asked regulators this week to help prop up…

  • Norway’s Oil Fund Is Buying Bitcoin

    Published 21 September 2020 | viewed 6,597 times

    Norway’s sovereign wealth fund holds close to 600 Bitcoin through a 1.51-percent stake in MicroStrategy—a business intelligence firm that recently made headlines with its Bitcoin…

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