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Todd Royal

Contributor since: 01 Mar 2016

Todd Royal

Biography

Todd Royal is an independent strategic consultant, researcher and author on energy matters based in southern California.

Latest articles from Todd

  • GOP Tax Bill Is A Boon For Oil And Gas

    Published 30 December 2017 | viewed 14,349 times

    A few days before Christmas, the U.S. House and Senate passed the most comprehensive tax reform plan since 1986. Upon signing the bill, President Donald…

  • The Geopolitical Implications Of Renewable Energy

    Published 05 November 2017 | viewed 12,096 times

    An October report from BlackRock (BLK)—the world’s largest publicly traded investment management firm—wisely states, “markets are calm but geopolitics are anything but.” Wind and solar…

  • Electric Vehicles: The High Cost Of Going Green

    Published 14 September 2017 | viewed 19,089 times

    It has become raison d’être that electric vehicles (EV) will keep increasing in use without considering serious factors that could hamper their growth. The British…

  • Is The Geopolitical Risk Premium In Oil Overrated?

    Published 27 April 2017 | viewed 8,116 times

    When OPEC instituted their recent production cuts, the theory was that oil markets would balance after crashing in 2014. After Donald Trump won the presidency,…

  • Will Trump Send Oil Prices Crashing?

    Published 13 March 2017 | viewed 32,503 times

    Oil markets are looking particularly bearish this week, with WTI once again below $50, the OPEC cuts in jeopardy over Iran and Iraq ramping up…

  • Iran And North Korea: Is The Geopolitical Risk Premium Back?

    Published 18 February 2017 | viewed 7,228 times

    It’s difficult to ascertain what non-OPEC, and even some OPEC members, will do about future supply cuts. According to energy trader, Martin Tillier, “90 percent…

  • Expect A New Shale Boom This Spring

    Published 24 January 2017 | viewed 24,790 times

    U.S. shale has now rebounded to a solid financial equilibrium that it makes sense for companies to begin investing in drilling again. The International Energy…

  • What Is Holding Renewable Energy Back?

    Published 15 January 2017 | viewed 16,880 times

    Bloomberg is now reporting that solar energy is cheaper than coal, and could become the lowest form of energy within a decade. Economies of scale…

  • The Math Doesn’t Add Up For The OPEC Deal To Work

    Published 12 January 2017 | viewed 23,540 times

    The basic laws of supply and demand can easily cause the OPEC production cuts to not work, but there are other factors to also consider.…

  • The Bearish Case For Oil In 2017

    Published 21 December 2016 | viewed 14,057 times

    Tis’ the season to not be a curmudgeon, but let’s not throw common investment sense away, because OPEC made a deal. This cutback on production…

  • Does A Renewables Future Dim Under Trump?

    Published 28 November 2016 | viewed 7,742 times

    With the world still up in arms over Donald Trump winning the United States election, more than ever, it’s time to understand where are the…

  • OPEC Might Fail To Boost Oil Prices But Crude Isn’t Going Anywhere

    Published 07 November 2016 | viewed 22,616 times

    With each passing day there is another indication that OPEC has struck a deal to limit production in an effort to raise the price of oil…

  • What Is Holding The Electric Car Market Back?

    Published 14 September 2016 | viewed 14,767 times

    Listening, reading, and procuring the overall electric vehicle (EV) market, it could be ascertained that EVs will overtake fossil fuel vehicles in the near future.…

  • Why Oil Investors Should Look Beyond The OPEC Meeting

    Published 25 August 2016 | viewed 15,372 times

    The recent rally had investors of all sizes ecstatic at the prospect of oil rising when in reality it had more to do with short…

  • A Shrewd Approach To Oil Investing

    Published 01 March 2016 | viewed 7,050 times

    The Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis recently released a report speculating oil reaching $0 a barrel. They built a financial model based upon the…

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