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.

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