Energy Outlook

The energy sector is a lot bigger than many knowledgeable people recognize.

Without the generous new supplies of oil and natural gas currently being supplied from shale and tight rock formations, we’d probably be in the midst of a bona fide energy crisis.


ExxonMobil’s planned $1 billion expansion in Antwerp represents a strategic focus in Europe despite a tough environment for refining.

Earth Day

An Earth Day lesson

Posted: April 22, 2014 by Ken Cohen

We’re making significant progress in our collective effort to protect the environment, government data show.


The EPA is already 135 days late in finalizing its ethanol blending volumes for 2014 — all the more reason to scrap the renewable fuels standard.

The WHO’s updated estimates on deaths from household air pollution offer a sobering reminder of the universal human need for energy and modern energy infrastructure.