Joel South

Joel South

TMFTheWhisperer

Joel is a University of Washington graduate and covers energy and materials for The Motley Fool. Be sure to follow The Motley Fool's energy and materials Twitter for all your energy and materials coverage.

Recent articles

Where the Money Is: ISIS, Oil, and Beer Trucks

Will ISIS push on to Saudi Arabia to obtain its oil wells? And why did Budweiser switch to natural gas vehicles?


It's Time To Buy This Incredible Company

We answer a reader's question about Core Laboratories, one of the bigger service providers of core and fluid analysis in the petroleum industry.


What Does This $70 Billion Deal Mean For You?

In a $70 billion megadeal, Kinder Morgan has consolidated its energy infrastructure business and eliminated master limited partnerships. What does this mean for investors?


Which Emerging Oil Producer Will Be the Next One Purchased?

There is tons of growth potential for the new biggest Bakken producer, but which oil company will be the next to sell?


Oil Insiders Warn: A "Day of Reckoning" Is Upon Us

Does the U.S. have the capacity to refine all of the light sweet crude oil it’s producing?

Russia and Cuba's Relationship Starting to Warm Up Again

U.S. keeps tightening sanctions with Putin, so Putin is turning to Cuba for oil exploration and maybe something more.


Is The Oil & Gas Sector Too Hot Right Now?

Domestic oil companies have a high valuation right now, but is this valuation realistic?


Why It Makes Sense for the United States to Export LNG

The money to be made in exporting liquefied natural gas could make this industry boom.


America Is Showing Saudi Arabia and Russia What It Means to Be No. 1

The United States overtook Saudi Arabia in oil production, and it doesn't look like it plans to slow down anytime soon.


This Country Is Next Up to Change the Energy Landscape

Many countries haven't been quick to tap into their shale reserves because of problems plaguing development, but Argentina is taking the steps needed in order to overcome these production issues and tap into its shale reserves.

Stock Quiz: Texas vs. OPEC, Plus Devon Energy, Murphy Oil, Occidental Petroleum, and Apache Corp.

Texas produces as much oil as which OPEC member? Which O&G company has not sold assets in the past year?


Mailbag: U.S. Crude Oil Exportation and Biofuels

Questions about why we don't like exporting U.S. crude and our analysis of the biofuels space.


Oil Companies in the Bakken Must Cut Flaring or Face Caps

A new regulation from the North Dakota Industrial Commission will punish oil explorers who don't tighten up their natural gas waste.


Follow This Country to Find Where Gold Prices Are Going

In today's "Where the Money Is," The Motley Fool's energy analysts quiz you on your stock knowledge.


Don't Believe the Hype Around United States Crude Oil Exports

In today's "Where the Money Is," The Motley Fool's energy analysts discuss headlines from the energy sector.

What Purpose Do Short Sellers Really Play?

In this segment of today's "Where The Money Is", Motley Fool's energy analysts discuss the latest energy sector tweets.


Better Stock Today Challenge: Seadrill vs. Isis Pharmaceuticals

In the spirit of World Cup competition, we’re holding our own tournament in search of the Better Stock Today.


Better Stock Today Challenge: Kinder Morgan Partners vs. Melco Crown

In the spirit of World Cup competition, we’re holding our own tournament in search of the Better Stock Today.


Better Stock Today Challenge: LINN Energy vs. Isis Pharmaceuticals

In the spirit of World Cup competition, we’re holding our own tournament in search of the Better Stock Today.


These Once Forbidden Markets May Become Very Lucrative for Halliburton and Schlumberger

The national oil companies of Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Algeria, and Libya are among those asking Western oil companies for technical help.