Newsletter: U.S. Energy Information Administration Fails the Climate Test

May 5, 2015By Lorne StockmanIndustry Analysis, Newsletter

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual flagship report, the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2015 was published April 14 and launched with a presentation at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). The brief discussion of CO2 emissions by EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski exposed just how blind the EIA currently is toward crucial climate … Read More

Newsletter: Counter Trends: Is an Oil Production Decline Imminent, or Will Tax Breaks Trigger a Renewed Surge?

April 2, 2015By Shakuntala MakhijaniData Trends, Newsletter

Crude oil prices remained low and unstable over the past month, causing U.S. oil producers to continue to idle drilling rigs (Figure 1). [1] In light of these trends, the EIA released data suggesting a production decline in some shale plays may be imminent. The March EIA monthly Drilling Productivity Report found that while increasing productivity … Read More