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  • Will The Energy Sector Continue To Outperform The Market?

    Published 23 October 2021 | viewed 4,931 times

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    Published 30 September 2021 | viewed 3,014 times

    No article of mine has generated more views and more reader feedback than my Forbes piece in March of this year: Who Is To Blame For…

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    Published 21 September 2021 | viewed 9,217 times

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    Published 02 September 2021 | viewed 1,197 times

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    Published 01 September 2021 | viewed 1,825 times

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  • Renewable Energy Consumption Has Tripled In 10 Years

    Published 29 August 2021 | viewed 2,234 times

    The is the sixth article in a series on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2021. Previous articles were: Highlights From The BP Statistical…

  • U.S. Coal Consumption Hit 60-Year Low In 2020

    Published 24 August 2021 | viewed 1,835 times

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  • U.S. Natural Gas Dominance May Be Coming To An End

    Published 14 August 2021 | viewed 36,495 times

    The is the fourth article in a series on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2021. Previous articles provided an overview of this year’s…

  • The U.S. Retains Its Crown As World’s Top Oil Producer

    Published 02 August 2021 | viewed 7,632 times

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  • Explaining The Record Decline In Carbon Emissions

    Published 29 July 2021 | viewed 3,721 times

    According to the recently released BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2o21, global energy demand fell by an estimated by 4.5% in 2020. This is the…

  • 2021 Has Been A Stellar Year For Energy Investors

    Published 17 July 2021 | viewed 3,092 times

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  • The IEA's Seven Pillars Of Decarbonization

    Published 24 May 2021 | viewed 2,916 times

    Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a new report detailing the steps that would be required to get the world to net?zero carbon…

  • The Nuclear Option For Hydrogen

    Published 04 May 2021 | viewed 5,292 times

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  • When Will Oil Demand Fully Recover?

    Published 29 April 2021 | viewed 8,281 times

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