These two (gas and oil markets) should be doing their own thing. It hasn't been that way of late.
It is very nice for someone like me to be recognised by one's peers. This award is however not related to my area of specialty it is for my work relating science to humanity.
Our mines are among the safest in the country, so we are not operating from the perspective of having to do something precipitous.
Science is really important for the long-term future of the country, I think it's important for the economy and I think it's important for developing the capacities of people, whatever they're going to do.
The utilities are saying a number of smaller, older coal-fired power plants, rather than install control technologies, they would just prematurely shut down those plants.
If we get an early jump on storage before the hurricane fears kick in and before injections begin competing with generation demand (for air conditioning), we should see more downward pressure on prices.
We certainly don't want to give them carte blanche authority to determine either what is safe or unsafe without some type of basis for that decision or explaining why.
Gas is the best answer I can give you. Coal was replaced by gas in the mid 1960s, and at the time it was cheaper and easier. You didn't have to put coal up on the fire every day.
It is always great to get an award - particularly when it talks about a lifetime achievement, ... There's something about starting and keeping going, rather than a one-off spike.