These 9 Charts Put Federal Regulations in a Different Light

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently released a report that calculates the costs and benefits of federal regulations including those that impact the oil and natural gas industries. The report is appalling, but unfortunately not surprising to anyone familiar with...

/ August 7, 2014

NDPC Releases Bakken Crude Characterization Study

This falls under the adage “if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck.” The North Dakota Petroleum Council commissioned Turner, Mason & Company to look at the properties and quality of Bakken crude. Conclusions from “The North...

/ August 6, 2014

Divesting leaves the vulnerable in the dark

Harry C. Alford, president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, has written a guest blog for Petro Primer on the University of Dayton’s decision to divest coal and fossil fuels from its $670 million investment pool: Last month, the...

/ August 5, 2014

Ethanol’s Drag on Fuel Economy – A Look at the Chrysler 300 and E85

The Washington Post recently ran my letter to the editor to correct an error found in a review of the Chrysler 300. While the letter was just a technical correction, here’s my full take on ethanol’s  impact on miles per gallon. 

/ July 29, 2014