Mexico’s gasoline shortages this week show that the government didn’t learn the lessons of the U.S. gasoline crises of the 1970s. Drivers in eight Mexican states are facing around-the-block queues … Continue Reading Why Economists Can’t Stand Shortages
An inventor, fracking, history and the future. If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that we rotate Mondays. And, if you’ve been following it for … Continue Reading 2018 Energy Books
(Today’s post is co-authored by Catherine Hausman, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan and Ph.D. graduate of UC Berkeley.) New Energy Institute study finds that U.S. oil and … Continue Reading Are Oil and Gas Executives Overpaid?
The direct costs would be large. The enrichment of world oil producers would be even larger. A few weeks ago, when California happily announced that it had met its 2020 … Continue Reading Should California Keep Its Oil in the Ground?
Why Californians are getting gouged at the plug. The summer driving season is underway. We’re hearing a lot about the high cost of gasoline, nationally and in California. In relative … Continue Reading The Cost of Filling Up the Tank with Electricity
It’s time for lawmakers to make the $3 billion per year puzzle a priority. It’s not going away. Back in October, I blogged, and published an op-ed about California’s mystery … Continue Reading California’s Mystery Gasoline Surcharge Continues
Externalities from shipping crude by rail are still disproportionally larger than those from pipeline transport. My twitter feed exploded late last week. And no, I am not talking about the … Continue Reading The Keystone Pipeline’s XL-ish Spill