A lot happened in the energy sector in 2016, with two major stories leading the way. Both the surprising election of Donald Trump to the presidency, and OPEC’s November announcement to curtail production vied for the top spot on my list, as they will both likely impact the energy markets for years to come. But in 2016 there were also huge wildfires that curtailed oil sands production in Canada, a major new pipeline protest that erupted in North Dakota, high profile bankruptcies in the coal sector, and several important stories on hydraulic fracturing in the U.S. Here is a list of what I believe were the year’s major energy stories. First the Top 5: 1. Donald Trump wins the presidency Had Hillary Clinton won, it wouldn’t have been the top story, because it would have meant a continuation of President Obama’s policies. But given the picks so far that […]