Editor's Perspective

Coast Guard cadets summoned to battle climatological foe

May 22, 2015

Confusion evident in President Barack Obama’s commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy raises a question bearing on American foreign policy: Is it possible the administration has let its obsession with global warming skew relationships with oil-producing allies?

OPEC production well above quota for second month

May 15, 2015

Supply data out this week provide a useful reminder about behavior of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

Quick supply change a vital factor in oil market recovery

May 8, 2015

Large among questions hanging over an oil market groping for balance is the behavior of short-fuse supply.

Pope will confirm religious nature of climate activism

May 1, 2015

Pope Francis will offer useful clarification in an imminent encyclical declaring action on climate change to be a matter of moral imperative.

Hair-trigger supply a new challenge of managing oil assets

April 24, 2015

Reluctance by Saudi Arabia to cut production in defense of the crude price reflects important new realities of the oil market.

Letter to museums betokens nastiness of climate politics

April 17, 2015

Activism has usurped science in the politics of climate change to the extent that its unhinged polemic discredits itself.

US climate spurt must be serious; it has toolkits

April 10, 2015

Programs stuffed with sweeping actions imply the existence of sweeping problems—sometimes falsely.

In Texas, the mood about jobs is not all that’s blue

April 2, 2015

To a loyal resident, the only time Texas looks better in the rearview mirror is when oil prices have crashed.

Yemen: Geopolitics by proxy or more chronic civil war?

March 30, 2015

Do collapse of Yemen’s government and air strikes led by Saudi Arabia reflect geopolitics by proxy or chronic civil war?

US drilling slump a tough start to market correction

March 20, 2015

Two changes essential to reversal of a sagging oil market are coming into view: Supply expectations are falling, while demand looks—well, at least stronger than it did a few months ago.

Political disputes, insecurity stymie Lebanese bid round

March 13, 2015

For a promising natural gas resource off Lebanon, the only reportable discoveries are of ways to defer exploration.

Higher Iranian oil flow requires more than sanctions’ end

March 6, 2015

Relaxation of sanctions squeezing Iran is just one among several dubious steps necessary if the Islamic Republic is to come close to meeting aggressive targets for oil production.

Speaker suggests how Russian regime change might occur

February 27, 2015

Speculative details about regime change in Russia have emerged from an especially interesting source.

Chevron wins again in Ecuador case as moneyman recants

February 23, 2015

With another triumph in its long battle against litigious gold-digging involving Ecuador, Chevron Corp. again demonstrates the goodness of corporate resolve.

Oil forecasts need a new asterisk for supply instability

February 13, 2015

Do projections of worldwide oil supply need another asterisk?

EPA offers new, twisted excuse to stall Keystone XL

February 5, 2015

Anyone puzzled by the delay in approval of the Keystone XL pipeline border crossing—running 6 years now, and counting—should read the Obama administration’s latest rationale.

After Keystone nod, Congress should okay ANWR leasing

January 30, 2015

Now that it has passed legislation supporting the Keystone XL pipeline, Congress should approve oil and gas leasing of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain in Alaska.

Data refute Lew’s claims about taxes paid by producers

January 23, 2015

On the subject of taxation, administration officials count on the public to believe anything.

Market watchers’ adjustments offer hints of recovery

January 16, 2015

Because markets look ahead, changes in standard forecasts offer potentially important signals during storms such as the one now pummeling the oil and gas industry.

Study probes link between US dollar’s value and oil price

January 9, 2015

While the US dollar’s value against other currencies influences the price of oil, the relationship is complicated.

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