White Paper: Artificial Intelligence Forecasting of Covid-19 in China

Here is a research paper that I found on the internet.  It is published by http://www.arxiv.org . arXiv® is a free distribution service and an open archive for scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. arXiv is a collaboratively funded,…

Article From Reuters: U.S. oil fields flared and vented more natural gas again in 2019

The U.S. drilling industry flared or vented more natural gas in 2019 for the third year in a row, as soaring production in Texas, New Mexico, and North Dakota overwhelmed regulatory efforts to curb the practice, according to state data and independent research estimates. Read the article:  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-flaring/u-s-oil-fields-flared-and-vented-more-natural-gas-again-in-2019-data-idUSKBN1ZX1L5  

COVID-19: Use China As The Test Case

I checked the stats on China and it looks like the cases of COVID-19 in that country have peaked.  There are some interesting things in this chart.  Before I get started, let me just say that I am suspicious of government data.  In business and the universities, we take our own data - we do…

Houston Energy Conferences In April 2020

From what I can see, all conferences for April have been either cancelled or postponed.  Well will have to wait and see for May, although Offshore Technology Conference has already been postponed.  Looks like most conferences are postponing until sometime in the Fall.  I will keep you posted for those. This week Harris County passed…

By The Numbers, 3/25/2020

The EIA published its Weekly Petroleum Status Report.  Here are some highlights.  All items are in millions of barrels per day except inventories, which is billions total.  Dates are defined as week ending averages, except utilization rate which is a four week ending average.  The full report can be found here. Item 3/20/20 3/13/20 Refinery…

Press Release: Chevron Announces Actions in Response to Market Conditions

SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 24, 2020-- Chevron Corporation today announced several steps it is taking in response to market conditions. “With an industry leading balance sheet and a flexible capital program, we believe Chevron is resilient and positioned to withstand this challenging environment,” said Chevron Chairman and CEO Michael Wirth. “Given the decline in commodity…

Commentary: An Existential View Of COVID-19

I never did like biology.  Chemistry was my thing.  Biology was just too squishy, yucky, and smelly.  As I get older however,  I am being forced to think about it - the germs, the disease, the pandemics, and all the other things you just want to forget.  Particularly in light of COVID-19. Ever since I…