Michael Economides

Dr. Michael Economides

Dr. Economides is Editor-in-chief of Energy Tribune and a Professor at the Cullen College of Engineering at UH. He is among America's leading energy analysts

The LNG Solution

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-12-19 21:22:00

Natural gas, a premium fuel for both its energy value and environmental friendliness, has suffered in the past because it’s difficult to transport. Liquid natural gas...

China's Beleaguered Oil Giants

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-10-15 10:52:00

Just a few years ago it seemed that China’s national oil companies (NOCs) – CNOOC, PetroChina and Sinopec – could have it all:  almost...

Battle for the Arctic

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-10-15 09:38:00

The link opens up to a colorful webpage and an animated image of the Arctic night sky. On top of the page, in large bold letters in both Chinese and English, is the message:...

The Collapse of OPEC Power and the Coming Arab Winter

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-05-28 14:19:00

Since its inception in 1960, OPEC has never been shy about flexing its energy-fuelled power over the West. But those days are gone. And it’s not just the U.S. shale gas...

The Changing Sino-Russian Energy Dynamic

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-04-04 14:44:00

For more than a decade, Russia under Vladimir Putin has played an increasingly important role on the world energy scene. A frequently quoted sound bite from our book, From...

Maximizing Oil Production With CNG

By Dr. Michael Economides 2012-06-27 16:04:11

A new technology holds promise for existing wells and so-called “stranded” production too. By Michael J. Economides & Claudio H. Steuer The time...

Iran or No Iran, There Will be Oil

By Dr. Michael Economides 2012-05-02 17:13:55

Why an attack on Iran would not disrupt global oil supplies. By Peter C. Glover and Michael J. Economides Iran is the new Gordian knot and, similar to Alexander...

The Keystone Pipeline Debacle

By Dr. Michael Economides 2012-03-08 11:15:11

Robert Bachman, a friend from Calgary and a distinguished reservoir engineer, sent me this e-mail on November 11, 2011: “Michael, I am really looking forward to your...

The East-to-West Pipeline Game

By Dr. Michael Economides 2012-01-05 13:57:26

The East-to-West Pipeline Game : The early opening of the Nord Stream pipeline is the latest gambit in the geopolitical chess match between Russia and Europe. By...

The Gulf of Mexico Oil Supply Disruption and National Job Losses

By Dr. Michael Economides 2010-06-10 00:00:00

Am I the only observer of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that has kept a level head and a sense of balance? In the panic-stricken weeks following the disaster that started...

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