Welcome to Kiplinger’s Energy Alerts — a digital heads-up on coming trends and breaking developments in the energy industry. The alerts are free through June 9. In this issue, we zero in on what’s shaping up as a momentous year for the U.S. oil market: Oil prices are down, U.S. crude production is up, and many Americans are ditching fuel sipping compact cars for pickup trucks and SUVs like it’s 1999, boosting gasoline demand. And we’re only in April. Here’s how I see the remainder of the year for U.S. and global oil markets plus my read of oil supply-and-demand trends over the longer term.
Welcome to our second free trial issue of Kiplinger’s Energy Alerts, a digital heads-up on coming trends and breaking developments in the energy industry. Energy Alerts will come to you by e-mail every other week. This week’s issue zeros in on how battery technology — so vital to the future of sustainable power distribution — is advancing and on which areas of battery research show the most promise. We also provide a road map for energy investors attempting to navigate the big tumble in oil prices.