The Battle Rages On

The Battle Rages On

RP Weekly Recap | April 5 – 9 Summary The oil and gas industry has been at odds with Joe Biden and his Administration since his first policies hampered their development goals. Things got bad this past week when it was revealed Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure...
The Folly of Corn

The Folly of Corn

In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Kevin and Tavis uncover the folly of corn-based ethanol gasoline. Historically, scientists viewed biofuels as inherently carbon-neutral but new studies performed over the past decade suggest that once all...
Hydrocarbon History 3: Save The Whales!

Hydrocarbon History 3: Save The Whales!

This episode explores the historical significance of one of the most beloved energy sources of all time: Whales. Where do whales fit in to the history of energy, and what exactly is their relationship to oil and gas? Watch the Video Below Apple Podcasts Spotify...
The Folly of Corn

The Folly of Corn

Abstract With fuel demand returning as individuals emerge from lockdowns to enjoy the fresh spring air and a new national focus on the climate crisis, the folly of corn-based ethanol gasoline must be addressed. Historically, scientists viewed biofuels as inherently...
Saudi To The Rescue

Saudi To The Rescue

RP Weekly Recap | March 29 – April 2 Summary Following hectic trade movements on Thursday, oil prices settled with gains of more than 3% for the day after OPEC+ signaled with its latest oil production decision that it believes in the global oil demand recovery...
The Folly of Corn

Power of Law

In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Kevin and Tavis conclude the series investigating how oil and gas producing states are attempting to fight Biden’s actions on fossil fuel development in the United States. To finalize this series, we will be...
Hydrocarbon History 3: Save The Whales!

Hydrocarbon History 2: London Fog

Energy use is not equivalent to environmental damage! In this episode Tavis talks about the history of London’s notoriously bad air, and how improvements were made using hydrocarbons. Watch the Video Below Apple Podcasts Spotify Soundcloud Audio Transcript: Hey...
Bringing The Law

Bringing The Law

Abstract  Like many of their fossil fuel producing counterparts, the Bakken states of North and South Dakota are fighting new federal regulations from the Biden Administration threatening fossil fuel development. As President Biden attempts to lead the country...
Arterial Traffic Jam

Arterial Traffic Jam

RP Weekly Recap | March 22 – 26 Summary On Tuesday, a gargantuan 400-metre cargo ship named the Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal, blocking maritime traffic from entering or exiting the crucial shipping highway due to strong winds from a sandstorm that...
Hydrocarbon History 1: Why Haiti is Losing

Hydrocarbon History 1: Why Haiti is Losing

Welcome to Hydrocarbon History! In this series we explore the past of oil and gas to see what we might learn from the mistakes and successes of others. In this episode we look at how the Dominican Republic developed their electrical grid in contrast to Haiti. If there...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

Eagle Ford Basin | February 2021 Field Overview A heavy shale play, the Eagle Ford basin is located east of the Permian, stretching from Dallas to San Antonio. Primarily a gas field with smaller oil plays, it boasts proven reserves of 3.37 billion bbl of oil and 2.5...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

California News Pulse February 2021

California | February 2021 Field Overview California, with both onshore and offshore oil production, has been supplying the U.S. with petroleum products since the 19th century. Operations are primarily focused around Kern County, the LA Basin, and the San Joaquin...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

Bakken News Pulse February 2021

The Bakken Shale| February 2021 Field Overview Named after Henry Bakken, the farmer who owned the land where oil was originally discovered, the Bakken Shale is located in North Dakota, Montana, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. The USGS estimated in 2013 that this basin has...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

Permian Basin News Pulse February 2021

The Permian Basin | February 2021 Field Overview Located in West Texas, the Permian Basin has been producing oil for over 100 years. It leads the US in oil production and estimates put 43 billion bbl of oil still in the Permian; 80% of those reserves are believed to...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

SCOOP/STACK News Pulse February 2021

The SCOOP/STACK Basin | February 2021 Field Overview Ranking 6th in oil production and 3rd in natural gas production, the SCOOP/STACK play is one of the largest fields within the continental United States. It is primarily a shale play, with the Anadarko and Ardmore...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

Marcellus Shale News Pulse February 2021

The Marcellus Shale| February 2021 Field Overview The Marcellus Shale is the largest gas play onshore in the US. Located in the Northeast, it supplies the high demand markets along the East Coast. Most of the basin’s gas is produced through unconventional methods,...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

DJ/Niobrara News Pulse February 2021

The DJ/Niobrara Basin| February 2021 Field Overview Located mainly in the Northeast of Colorado, the Denver-Julesburg Basin consists of five main oil-producing formations: Niobrara sections A-C, Codell, and Greenhorn. These five plays produce over 90% of...
Wyoming’s Battle For Economic Survival

Wyoming’s Battle For Economic Survival

Abstract  For hundreds of Wyoming workers and companies involved in oil and gas exploration and development, the ripple effect of pausing new federal leases generates an enormous amount of fear and uncertainty. The lost jobs and revenue caused by Biden’s actions...
IEA dashes hopes of a new ‘super-cycle’ as premature

Path To Paris

RP Weekly Recap | March 8 – 12 Summary A report released this past week by the Climate Action Tracker suggests the United States needs to reduce its national emissions by at least 57-63% below 2005 levels by 2030 and provide support to other countries in order...
The Folly of Corn

Thawing the Texas Power Grid

In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Kevin and Tavis discuss the major winter storm that nearly destroyed the Texas power grid as producers were unable to keep up with surging demand. Since this is not the first time an arctic blast has plunged...
Frozen Texas Power Grid

Frozen Texas Power Grid

Abstract  A major winter weather system characterized by extreme cold spread across much of the central United States, disrupting energy systems and causing serious health and safety issues, particularly in Texas. As the storm blew in, the cold weather increased...
Carbon Negative

Carbon Negative

RP Weekly Recap | March 1 – 5 Summary Chevron has announced it will work with a unit of oilfield services giant Schlumberger, as well as with Microsoft and private company Clean Energy Systems, to build a bioenergy plant with carbon capture technology that would...

Oil and Education

In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Kevin and Tavis discuss another state attempting to fight Joe Biden’s executive order to indefinitely ban lease sales for oil and gas development on all federal lands and offshore waters. With over half...

Monday Madness: March 1 ’21

In this episode of the periodical podcast your host Tavis talks about tension in the Middle East, the plan to produce, and Russian winters. Audio Transcript Tavis Kilian: Hey there everybody! Recording early from Michigan on Monday March 1st as this is the episode of...
Rising Tensions

Rising Tensions

RP Weekly Recap | February 22 – 26 Summary On the precipice of another historic meeting between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and their allies (OPEC+), leaders will discuss the possibility of increasing oil production levels. Since many...

Stitt vs Biden Title Bout

In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Kevin and Tavis cover President Joe Biden’s executive order to indefinitely ban lease sales for oil and gas development on all federal lands and offshore waters and why Oklahoma’s Governor is going to bat...
Oklahoma’s Battle For Federal Lands

Oklahoma’s Battle For Federal Lands

Subscribe HERE Abstract Shortly after being sworn into office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to indefinitely ban lease sales for oil and gas development on all federal lands and offshore waters. Since energy production, namely oil and gas, is the...
Texas Deep Freeze

Texas Deep Freeze

RP Weekly Recap | February 15 – 19 Summary On Monday, all 254 of Texas’s counties were under a winter storm warning at the same time. As wind turbines froze in place, natural gas pipelines froze shut, refineries shut down, and more than 4 million barrels of...

Copper and Crude: Industrial Twins

In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Kevin and Tavis highlight the fact since copper can be considered a barometer of global economic health, it is no surprise a correlation to oil and gas demand exists as a healthy, growing economy requires...
Dr. Copper – An Oil Price Indicator

Dr. Copper – An Oil Price Indicator

Subscribe HERE Abstract In the modern age, copper is so essential across multiple industries that its price is widely seen as a proxy for modern development and economic vitality. Similarly, oil has long been the lifeblood of current economies by generating energy to...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

California News Pulse January 2021

California | January 2021 Field Overview California, with both onshore and offshore oil production, has been supplying the U.S. with petroleum products since the 19th century. Operations are primarily focused around Kern County, the LA Basin, and the San Joaquin...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

SCOOP/STACK News Pulse – January 2021

The SCOOP/STACK Basin | January 2021 Field Overview Ranking 6th in oil production and 3rd in natural gas production, the SCOOP/STACK play is one of the largest fields within the continental United States. It is primarily a shale play, with the Anadarko and Ardmore...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

Bakken News Pulse January 2021

The Bakken Shale| January 2021 Field Overview Named after Henry Bakken, the farmer who owned the land where oil was originally discovered, the Bakken Shale is located in North Dakota, Montana, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. The USGS estimated in 2013 that this basin has...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

Permian Basin News Pulse January 2021

The Permian Basin | January 2021 Field Overview Located in West Texas, the Permian Basin has been producing oil for over 100 years. It leads the US in oil production and estimates put 43 billion bbl of oil still in the Permian; 80% of those reserves are believed to be...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

Eagle Ford News Pulse January 2021

Eagle Ford Basin | January 2021 Field Overview A heavy shale play, the Eagle Ford basin is located east of the Permian, stretching from Dallas to San Antonio. Primarily a gas field with smaller oil plays, it boasts proven reserves of 3.37 billion bbl of oil and 2.5...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

DJ/Niobrara News Pulse January 2021

The DJ/Niobrara Basin| January 2021 Field Overview Located mainly in the Northeast of Colorado, the Denver-Julesburg Basin consists of five main oil-producing formations: Niobrara sections A-C, Codell, and Greenhorn. These five plays produce over 90% of...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

Marcellus Shale News Pulse January 2021

The Marcellus Shale| January 2021 Field Overview The Marcellus Shale is the largest gas play onshore in the US. Located in the Northeast, it supplies the high demand markets along the East Coast. Most of the basin’s gas is produced through unconventional methods,...
Everyone Needs A Win

Everyone Needs A Win

RP Weekly Recap | February 8 – 12 Summary Everyone needs a win every now and again, especially when they have been battered for so long. That is exactly what happened this week when oil prices posted their longest “winning streak” in two years, gaining ground...
End Of An Era

End Of An Era

RP Weekly Recap | February 1 – 5 Summary Early last year, the Trump administration’s Department of Energy celebrated a special birthday. “Happy Third Operating Anniversary, Petra Nova!” The release celebrated a Texas based power-plant successfully removing...

Ex-Platform Spaceports

RP Weekly Recap | January 25 – 29 Summary Most news headlines (including those at RARE PETRO) have focused on Joe Biden and his newly enacted Energy Policies, but nobody likes a broken record so let’s dive into something a little more bizarre, shall we? What do...
Biden’s Energy Policy – Part One

Biden’s Energy Policy – Part One

Subscribe HERE Abstract In his first 48 hours in office, the 46th President of the United States, Joseph Biden Jr. cranked out about 30 executive actions, 14 of which target a broad range of former President Trump’s executive mandates, focusing on themes such as...

Out With The Old, In With The New

RP Weekly Recap | January 18 – 22 Summary It was a big, and historic, week in this country as the 46th President of the United States, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., was ushered into the White House. It was also a week that rocked the oil and gas industry. On his...
2021 Hedging Forecast

2021 Hedging Forecast

Subscribe HERE Abstract The recent and dramatic decline in the price of oil illustrates the risk every oil and gas producer faces with energy commodity price volatility. Although depressed prices forced operators to shut-in production to save their bottom lines,...

The Roadmap For A Clean Energy Transition

RP Weekly Recap | January 11 – 15 Summary Progress towards global decarbonization is quickly becoming one of the hottest topics in 2021 following the momentum experienced in 2020. Dozens of countries, multitudes of cities, and countless companies have announced...

Investor Disenchantment

In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Kevin and Tavis expose the fact that E&P companies have driven away investors in the energy sector by not delivering returns amongst a global pursuit for decarbonization. While investor disenchantment...

Driving Away Investors

Subscribe HERE Abstract E&P companies have driven away investors in the energy sector by not delivering returns amongst a global pursuit for decarbonization. While investor disenchantment within the United States oil industry isn’t new, it appears to have worsened...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

Bakken News Pulse December 2020

The Bakken Shale| December 2020 Field Overview Named after Henry Bakken, the farmer who owned the land where oil was originally discovered, the Bakken Shale is located in North Dakota, Montana, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. The USGS estimated in 2013 that this basin has...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

Eagle Ford News Pulse December 2020

Eagle Ford Basin | December 2020 Field Overview A heavy shale play, the Eagle Ford basin is located east of the Permian, stretching from Dallas to San Antonio. Primarily a gas field with smaller oil plays, it boasts proven reserves of 3.37 billion bbl of oil and 2.5...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

California News Pulse December 2020

California | December 2020 Field Overview California, with both onshore and offshore oil production, has been supplying the U.S. with petroleum products since the 19th century. Operations are primarily focused around Kern County, the LA Basin, and the San Joaquin...
Eagle Ford News Pulse February 2021

Permian Basin News Pulse December 2020

The Permian Basin | December 2020 Field Overview Located in West Texas, the Permian Basin has been producing oil for over 100 years. It leads the US in oil production and estimates put 43 billion bbl of oil still in the Permian; 80% of those reserves are believed to...

“Guardian Of The Industry”

RP Weekly Recap | January 4 – 8 Summary After failing to come to a consensus Monday, Tuesday’s extension of the OPEC+ meeting ended at long last with a solution. The meeting saw members of the OPEC+ group agree to lift oil production by 75,000 barrels per day...

Delayed Bull Run

In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Kevin and Tavis revisit our predictions made in early November after natural gas prices soared to a 19-month high. After such impressive upward price movements, the RARE PETRO team predicted prices would...

The Demand To Expand

In this week’s episode of the Periodical Podcast, your hosts Kevin and Tavis uncover the events of 2020 that have left the global petroleum industry in disarray. As the story continues to unfold we must ask: when global oil demand eventually returns to pre-pandemic...