Crisis in the Mideast, a novel

…Announcing, Crisis in the Mideast, a novel… Crisis in the Mideast is a novel. It’s fiction that uses facts for the basis of actions and settings to create a sense of realism. Short Description An Iranian sponsored terrorist attack kills Continue reading Crisis in the Mideast, a novel

Is The Strategic Petroleum Reserve Necessary?

Recent media stories have claimed the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is no longer necessary, or that oil from the reserve could be sold to offset the budget deficit. With this in mind, it’s important to evaluate exactly what the SPR is capable Continue reading Is The Strategic Petroleum Reserve Necessary?

Another Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

The title of the Wall Street Journal op-ed was positive, “Make the Most of the U.S. Energy Boom.” One would expect the article to support fracking and increased oil and natural gas production. Instead, it promoted renewables and electric vehicles Continue reading Another Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Strategic Petroleum Reserve Size

An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Austan Goolsbee, Council of Economic Advisers from 2010 to 2011, claimed we needed to follow Linda’s rule, which was the supply of toilet paper kept in the home by the op-ed writer’s Continue reading Strategic Petroleum Reserve Size

Blocking the Strait of Hormuz

At least 20% of the world’s oil supply transits through the Strait of Hormuz which is, on average, around 30 miles wide.   The Wall Street Journal recently had an analysis of the military challenges in what would be an Continue reading Blocking the Strait of Hormuz

Oil Supply Threats

There are three major threats to the world’s oil supply. Blocking the Strait of Hormuz is the greatest threat and would cut the world’s oil supply by nearly 25%. The second most serious threat is destruction of the oil processing Continue reading Oil Supply Threats