Tag Archives: Natural Gas

Oil prices and gas prices

By Michael [This is a comment on a prior post – John M.] I agree with Tom (original post and response here) that natural gas and oil prices have been decoupled for some time. Indeed, it is remarkable how decoupled energy feedstocks are from each other. This highlights how oil really is the best example […]

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Response (2) to US Shift to Natural Gas – Effects on EU Coal Consumption

By Mohamed (Note: This is a response to another post here. It’s entered as a new post in order to maintain the graphics – John) I would also highlight that the EU’s increased consumption of coal started in 2009, which is around the same time when the Euro crisis took place (see Exhibit 1). The […]

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US Shift to Natural Gas – Effects on EU Coal Consumption

By Samantha T. A theme we have discussed several times in class is that rich countries have the luxury to choose which energy sources they want to use, while poor countries do not. What we often do not discuss however is how one country’s choices may impact the options available to other countries. I want […]

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How to best employ nuclear power and natural gas in the United States

By Jason W. Carmen Nobel’s 10/7/13 Working Knowledge article “The Case for Combating Climate Change with Nuclear Power and Fracking” highlighted Professor Lassiter’s thoughts on the role of nuclear power and natural gas and caused me to think about how to employ these abundant, more carbon friendly fuels in the context of US energy consumption.  […]

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