Dr. Michael Economides

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Michael Economides

mje@uh.edu

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 (LNG) at -162˚C accounts for about 32 percent of the...

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Battle for the Arctic

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-11-04 14:04:00

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: “SAVE THE...

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China's Beleaguered Oil Giants

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-10-15 11:19:00

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

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The Collapse of OPEC Power and the Coming Arab Winter

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-07-30 11:24:00

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 and oil revolution which threatens OPEC’s decline. OPEC...

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The Changing Sino-Russian Energy Dynamic

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-04-30 09:20:00

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 Soviet to Putin and Back, is this: “What Brezhnev and...

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Critics of LNG Exports Undermine Its Strategic Benefits

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-02-15 16:15:00

In recent weeks there has been a growing debate over whether to allow American liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be exported to the global market. Dow Chemical, ALCOA and others launched a new campaign, dubbed America’s Energy Advantage, to...

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$80 Oil On The Way to $100 By Early 2010

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-01-07 09:49:00

Oil is now over $80 per barrel. In January, while many other analysts were predicting $40 to $60 oil, I predicted that oil would soon be back at $100. There are obvious and real underlying reasons...

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Chinas Oil Imports Continued Their Gallop in 2009

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-01-07 09:49:00

by Xina Xie and Dr. Michael J. Economides It was supposed to be a year of economic slowdown and unavoidably lower energy demand. The United States after years of increasing oil demand even declined a bit, not by...

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Drilling Down in Obamas Oil Play

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-01-07 09:42:00

by Michael J. Economides and Peter Glover Horse trading in bygone eras, the proverbial standard of shady deals, cannot match the politics of the day in the United States. Barack Obama – a president as hostage...

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The Keystone Pipeline Debacle

By Dr. Michael Economides 2013-01-04 16:09:00

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 comments on the Keystone debacle. You know as well as I do...

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