John Licata

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  • Cold-cracking May Stimulate E&P and Refinery Stocks

    By John Licata - December 27, 2012 | Tickers: SNP, CEO, STO, SU, TOT | Editor's Choice

    New major oil finds are rarer today than they were just two decades ago. Add the fact that a new Greenfield refinery hasn’t been built in the U.S. since 1976, and you can imagine demand for finished products such as gasoline, heating oil and jetfuel are high, even during a recession. So while refiners struggle to modernize new plants, E&P companies have benefited from the wide-spread adoption more »

  • The Future of Energy May Literally Be in your Child's Hand

    By John Licata - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: AIXG, GTI, INTC, IBM, OLED | Editor's Choice

    Being in the research business for north of a decade, it’s always exciting for me to focus on emerging technologies and next-generation materials that could advance energy solutions and also open new doors for a variety of applications. This has me keyed up to discuss graphene, especially for the promise it holds in the future of energy conversion and storage.

    First things first. What the heck is graphene anyway more »