Energy Outlook

Nature magazine says U.S. gas production is set to plummet. Here’s why we think they’re wrong.

Because tens of billions of investment dollars are at stake, the Outlook is not a picture of how we wish or hope the world will look, but how we expect it to.


Thinking about energy density

Posted: December 9, 2014 by Ken Cohen

An important way to think about the differences among fuels is in terms of energy density – the amount of usable energy that’s packed into a certain amount of space.

In 2013 natural gas from shale provided the largest share of the country’s natural gas supply – 40 percent of total natural gas production.


Economics 101 on Squawk Box

Posted: December 4, 2014 by Ken Cohen

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson offered an early morning tutorial on CNBC’s Squawk Box.

ExxonMobil is required to follow all applicable laws and meet all legal deadlines. Shouldn’t Washington do so too?

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