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Michael Kern


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Michael Kern

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

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  • Coal’s Demise Is Fueling A Wave Of Green Energy Solutions

    Published 25 March 2020 | viewed 12,002 times

    The slow and painful death of the coal industry is creating some interesting new opportunities for green energy solutions, with industrious capitalists turning ex-coal-fired power…

  • Oil Nations Scramble To Beat The Coronavirus

    Published 21 March 2020 | viewed 43,372 times

    Among the world’s 20 biggest oil-producing countries, there’s only one that has--as far as anyone really knows--escaped the coronavirus, but it’s got problems that are…

  • Dow Jones Erases All Gains Under Trump, Drops Below 20,000

    Published 18 March 2020 | viewed 28,493 times

    The markets can’t seem to catch a break, with the Dow dropping below 20,000 points for the first time since 2017 as the coronavirus crisis…

  • Oil Prices Fall As Trump Urges People To Stay Home

    Published 17 March 2020 | viewed 26,639 times

    President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the U.S. government would be ramping up its efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak and ease the economic…

  • Oil Falls Into $20 Range As The Fed Cuts Interest Rates To Zero

    Published 16 March 2020 | viewed 62,723 times

    The Federal Reserve took yet another bold action on Sunday evening, announcing that the central bank would be slashing interest rates to zero percent. But…

  • Oil Prices Rise As Trump Declares National Emergency Over Coronavirus Outbreak

    Published 13 March 2020 | viewed 64,352 times

    There’s no doubt about it, it has been a rough week for oil. Just days after Saudi Arabia and Russia launched a full-blown oil war,…

  • Oil Price Crash Continues Despite $1.5 Trillion Fed Intervention

    Published 12 March 2020 | viewed 52,883 times

    The Federal Reserve took drastic action on Thursday as the stock market meltdown accelerated, pledging to inject as much as $1.5 trillion into U.S. markets…

  • Ice Cream: Scotland’s Latest Renewable Win?

    Published 11 March 2020 | viewed 9,248 times

    When we think about the fight against climate change, we typically think about electric vehicles, reducing emissions from coal, putting pressure on Big Oil to…

  • Oil Prices Crash 25% As Oil War Begins

    Published 08 March 2020 | viewed 278,237 times

    Russia has just sparked what may end up being among the ugliest oil price wars in recent history. And Saudi Arabia is firing back. As…

  • Gasoline Prices Are Plummeting

    Published 06 March 2020 | viewed 63,154 times

    Everywhere you look, it seems like things have taken a turn for the worst. The coronavirus crisis has wreaked havoc across markets. The U.S. political…

  • The Ultimate Guide To Well Logging

    Published 01 March 2020 | viewed 19,801 times

    What is Well Logging? Well logging is the practice of recording and analyzing various kinds of data about the rock formations around a borehole during…

  • The Biggest Problem Facing The $2.7 Trillion Space Industry

    Published 25 January 2020 | viewed 21,388 times

    The space race has begun. Private companies have exploded, soaring beyond multiple billion-dollar valuations seemingly overnight. Some of the hottest tech companies on the planet…

  • The Complete Guide To Hydraulic Fracturing

    Published 22 January 2020 | viewed 22,019 times

    Hydraulic fracturing has attracted a lot of attention in recent years with the rise of U.S. shale oil and gas drilling and production. Hydraulic fracturing…

  • The Oil Industry’s Most Promising Dividend Stocks Of 2020

    Published 08 January 2020 | viewed 45,625 times

    Dividend stocks hold a special place in many investors' portfolios. They have the potential to provide a constant stream of income, without some of the…

  • The $6 Trillion Problem The Energy Industry Is Ignoring

    Published 30 November 2019 | viewed 56,784 times

    Cybersecurity has long flown under the radar of governments worldwide. Hackers are set to cost countries across the globe $6 trillion in the next two…

  • Harvesting Human Electricity Gains Commercial Traction

    Published 10 November 2019 | viewed 15,552 times

    One odd, energy-related fact that came out of the Yugoslav wars was the phenomenon of the “Designated Electricity Maker”. With no power in the cities,…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Newest Tactic To Hush Dissidents

    Published 09 November 2019 | viewed 18,680 times

    In 2017, Saud al-Qahtani--advisor to the Saudi Crown Prince--was rather active on social media. In one Twitter post, he stated: “Does a pseudonym protect you…

  • Keanu Reeves: The Perfect Environmental Role Model

    Published 05 November 2019 | viewed 32,537 times

    It’s time to set a new climate change benchmark. And we’ll call it the Keanu Reeves Factor (KRF). Generally speaking, being a celebrity means having…

  • A Rare Bullish Bounce In Oil Markets

    Published 01 November 2019 | viewed 19,298 times

    While oil market sentiment has been and remains decidedly bearish, Friday has seen a rare bullish bounce after the rig count fell once again and…

  • The Dirty Underwear That Saved Syrian Oil From ISIS

    Published 30 October 2019 | viewed 23,271 times

    When ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by U.S. military forces last week, ostensibly removing a key threat to Syrian oil, it was dirty…

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