GDP Growth

Coal Shortage Causes Short Supply Of Power in China

Here’s a Chinese riddle: how does GDP growth slow, growth in oil consumption stutter to its lowest levels in a decade, pollution skyrocket and growth in electricity consumption pick up? Below, we break down two essential themes on the relationship between China’s electricity consumption, pollution and GDP growth. Electricity is Often Used as a Gauge… Keep reading →

Markets Rise On Economic Data

Though it’s not easy to quantify exactly how much the recent US oil & gas production boom contributes to GDP growth, the CME Group’s Chief Economist Blu Putnam gives it a go. Read an exclusive Breaking Energy interview with Blu Putnam here. Since 2005 US oil production increased 29% and natural gas output rose 33%,… Keep reading →