Economist & Associate Professor of Economics
michael.noel@ttu.edu
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Media Contributions

WalletHub.com. “2017’s Hardest-Working Cities in America”. February 28, 2017.

KJTV Television (FOX Lubbock). Interview on gasoline prices. December 26, 2016.

KJTV Television (FOX Lubbock). “Gas Prices Continue to Rise”. December 26, 2016.

KAMC Television (ABC Lubbock). Interview on gasoline prices. December 14, 2016.

KLBK Television (CBS Lubbock). Interview on gasoline prices. December 14, 2016.

Courier-Mail (Australia). “Minister Denies Ethanol Quota Will Push Up Prices”. November 29, 2016.
Also published as: “Minister Rejects Ethanol Fuel Warnings”.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. “Brownfield, Lamesa Residents Shocked about Wal-Marts Leaving”. October 7, 2016.

Daily Toreador. “Professors Discuss Minimum Wage Increase”. April 10, 2016.

KJTV Television (FOX Lubbock). Interview on gasoline prices. March 3, 2016.

KJTV Television (FOX Lubbock). “Gas Prices Predicted to Increase this Spring”, March 3, 2016.

Daily Toreador. “Students Worry, Change Major after Oil Prices Fall”, January 26, 2016.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Can You Time the Gasoline Market”, November 7, 2015.

Associated Press. “Economists Question Bush’s Prescription for Lower Gas Prices”. September 29, 2015.
Also printed in: US News, Washington Times, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Herald, San Diego Union-Tribune, Miami Herald, Denver Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Columbus Telegram, Las Vegas Sun, Sacramento Bee, Kansas City Star, New Jersey Herald, Charlotte Observer, Waco Tribune-Herald, Austin American-Statesman, CNBC Online, Yahoo! News & Finance, MSN, Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee, San Luis Obispo Tribune, Bismarck Tribune, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Merced Sun-Star, Business Insider, Billings Gazette, Lowell Sun, Sun-Sentinel, Sentinel-Enterprise, Springfield News-Sun, Monterey Herald, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Times-Standard, New Bedford Standard-Times, Bellingham Herald, Idaho Statesman, Tacoma News-Tribune, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Redwood Times, Erie Times News, Wichita Eagle, Reading Eagle, Tri-City Herald, Oklahoman, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Ledger-Enquirer, Palm Beach Post, Olympia Olympian, Myrtle Beach Sun News, Macon Telegraph, Dayton Daily News, Vallejo Times Herald, Leader-Post, Center Daily Times, Times and Democrat, Lexington Herald-Leader, Biloxi Sun-Herald, many others and many television, radio, and other websites.

Multibriefs.com “Rockets and feathers: Why Prices at the Tank Fall So Slowly”, September 4, 2015.

Los Angeles Times. “Here’s Why Drugmakers are Held in Low Esteem”. August 28, 2015.

Portland Press Herald. “Why Aren’t Gas Prices Even Lower? It’s Complicated”. August 23, 2015.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. “Texas Tech Professors, Neugebauer Take Differing Views on Iran Nuclear Deal”. July 14, 2015.
Also reprinted as: “Predicted Drop in Oil Prices Expected to Help Lubbock, Hurt Midland” across various oil related websites, July 14, 2015 – July 16, 2015.

KUSI Television (San Diego). Interview on gasoline prices. July 12, 2015.

KUSI Television (San Diego). “The Breakdown on Rising Gasoline Prices”. July 12, 2015.

Houston Chronicle. “Lingering Strikes Causing Power Shifts”. March 25, 2015.

Houston Chronicle. “Strikers Aren’t Back to Work Yet”. March 13, 2015.

America’s Web Radio. Interview on retail and wholesale gasoline prices. March 5, 2015.

CFact (online). “What’s Up with Prices at the Pump?” March 2, 2015.
            Also printed at: redstate.com, various blogs.

National Public Radio (NPR). “Wal-Mart’s Wage Increase Isn’t Only Good for PR”. February 19, 2015.

Dallas Morning News. “Drop in Oil Prices Leaves Roughnecks at Loose Ends”. February 17, 2015.

Washington Post. “Why Oil Refinery Workers are Striking for the First Time in Decades”. February 13, 2015.

E&E News EnergyWire. “Halliburton’s Baker Hughes Takeover Likely to Succeed – But Not Without Changes”. February 11, 2015.

Time Magazine. “Most Americans are Paying Less than $2 per Gallon for Gas”. January 23, 2015.
Also printed at: Fortune.com

Associated Press. “$2 Gasoline: Good Times Keep Rolling at the Pump”. January 23, 2015.
Also printed in: New York Times, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Newsday, San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Antonio Express News, San Jose Mercury News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Review Tribune, Detroit News, Boston Herald, Las Vegas Sun,  St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Raleigh-Durham News & Observer, Charlotte Observer, Cincinnati Sun Times, Austin American-Statesman, Albany Times Union, Providence Journal, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Salt Lake Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Idaho Statesman, Montana Standard, Biloxi-Gulfport Sun Herald, Spokane Spokesman-Review, Savannah Morning News, Midland Reporter-Telegram, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Kansas City Star, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Columbia Missourian, Fresno Bee, Lexington Herald-Leader, Santa Fe New Mexican, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Times, foxbusiness.com, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, MSN, many dozens of others and television and radio websites (under title variations including “Gas Cost Pumps Up the Savings”, “Gasoline Under $3 was Shocking. Now It’s Under $2. Will It Ever End?”, “News Keeps Getting Better at the Pump, as National Average Nears $2 a Gallon”, “Gas Under $2 Gallon”, “Cheap Gas Fueling Economy”, others.)

KTTZ PBS Radio (Lubbock). Interview on crude oil prices. January 14, 2015

KTTZ PBS Radio (Lubbock). “Experts on Crude Oil Decline, Possibility of $20 a barrel”. January 14, 2015.

KJTV Television (FOX Lubbock). Interview on gasoline prices. December 15, 2014.

KJTV Television (FOX Lubbock). “Falling Gas Prices Good for Buyers and Sellers”, December 15, 2014.

Associated Press. “Price of Oil Takes Another Sharp Drop”. November 13, 2014.
Also printed in: Washington Post, San Diego Union Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Bloomberg Business Week, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Fresno Bee, Centre Daily Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Kansas City Star, Salt Lake Tribune, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Charlotte Observer, Lexington Herald-Leader, San Antonio Express News, Connecticut Post, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Huffington Post, Daily Telegraph (Australia), Courier-Mail (Australia), The Australian (Australia), and many dozens of others and television and radio station websites
Also reprinted as “Oil Rout Deepens, Price Drops 4 pct to Below $75 on High Global Supplies, Unlikely OPEC Cut” in: Calgary Herald (Canada), Edmonton Journal (Canada), Minneapolis Star Tribune, Winnipeg Free Press (Canada), Canadian Business (Canada), Vancouver Sun (Canada), Windsor Star (Canada), Ottawa Citizen (Canada), many others.

Globe and Mail (National Newspaper, Canada). “Why Toronto Doesn’t Get Cheap Gas: We Don’t Try Hard Enough”, June 27, 2014. (Includes a personal profile.)

Newcastle Herald (Australia). "E10 Fuel Report Misunderstood [by the Biofuels Association of Australia] Says Authors". May 1, 2014.

South Coast Register (Australia). "Ethanol Fuel Under the Pump". April 30, 2014.

Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association. "Ethanol Debacle Just the Tip of the Iceberg". April 29, 2014.

Biofuels Association of Australia. "Texan Report Underlines the Need for Consumer Education". April 29, 2014.

Daily Liberal (Australia). "Cheaper Ethanol Based Fuels Focus of Campaign: Blight". April 29, 2014.

Daily Examiner (Australia). "Drivers Avoiding E10 Fuel Amid Engine Damage Fears". April 29, 2014.
Also printed in: Ballina Shire Advocate (Australia), Coffs Coast Advocate (Australia).

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia). "Why Ethanol Is Not the Silver Bullet", April 28, 2014.

Newcastle Herald (Australia). "E10 Fuel Policy and Environmental Failure". April 28, 2014.

Newcastle Herald (Australia). "Why Ethanol Is No Easy Fix", April 28, 2014.

Daily Advertiser (Australia). "Unnecessary Money Being Spent on Fuel". April 28, 2014.
Also printed in: Daily Liberal (Australia), Narromine News (Australia).

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia). "Mandate on Ethanol Fuels Costs Drivers Dearly: Study". April 28, 2014.
Also printed in:  Newcastle Herald (Australia, front page in print edition), Canberra Times (Australia), Brisbane Times (Australia), Drive (Australia), Flinders News (Australia), The Age (Australia), Western Advocate (Australia), Western Australia Today (Australia).

Also printed as “E-Fuel Costing Motorists Dearly: Study". Cowra News (Australia), April 29, 2014.

Newcastle Herald (Australia). "E10 Fail: Drivers Shun Ethanol for Pricier Premium". April 27, 2014.

KJTV Television (FOX Lubbock). Interview on gasoline prices. March 10, 2014.

KJTV Online (FOX Lubbock). "Mobile Apps Help Drivers Find Cheapest Gas Prices", March 10, 2014.

KCBD Television (NBC Lubbock). Interview on gasoline prices. February 19, 2014.

KCBD Online (NBC Lubbock). "Local Economist Explains Gas Price Increase", February 19, 2014.

American Bar Association, Transportation Energy & Antitrust Newsletter. “Summary of Committee Program: Rockets & Feathers: Are Oil & Gas Price Spikes Actually Pro-Competitive”. Spring 2013.KCBD Television (NBC Lubbock). Interview on gasoline prices. October 2, 2013.

KCBD Online (NBC Lubbock). "Texas Gas Prices Fourth Lowest in U.S.", October 2, 2013.

New York Post. "Gas Prices' 9th Daily Drop Boon for Holiday Travel", May 25, 2012.
Also printed in: Wall Street Journal Marketwatch.

Rigzone. "Can the U.S. Be Energy Independent?", May 7, 2012.

Business Spectator (Australia). "Global Tremors from a U.S. Gas Explosion", May 4, 2012.

Wall Street Journal Marketwatch. "Oil Market Mulls Iran, Infrastructure, Politics", May 3, 2012.

International Financial Law Review. "Canadian Abuse of Dominance Guidelines Explained", April 5, 2012.

Rigzone. "HSE Hiring on Rise for U.S. Offshore Following Macando", March 27, 2012.

Minyanville. "Fed Up with High Gas Prices? Don't Blame the Speculators", March 15, 2012.

WRNJ Radio (New Jersey). Interview on gasoline prices. December 14, 2011.

WBBP Radio (Memphis). Interview on gasoline prices. December 13, 2011.

KKVI Radio (Dallas), the Valder Beebe Show. Interview on gasoline prices. December 12, 2011.

Reuters. "Bigger Houses, Smaller Energy Bills: It Can Be Done", November 2, 2011.

Frankfurter Allgemeine (Germany). “Wie Benzinpreise im Wochenverlauf Schwanken” (“How Petrol Prices Fluctuate Weekly”), May 26, 2011.

Walmart. "What the Experts Are Saying About Wal-Mart's Economic Impact", October 7, 2008.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Wal-Mart Pushes Ahead with St. Louis Area Supercenter Expansion Plans", August 15, 2008.

North County Times (San Diego). "Inflation Undercuts Recent Wage Gains", April 12, 2008.

North County Times (San Diego). "Gas Rockets to New Records", March 13, 2008.

GSB News. "How Wal-Mart Affects the Big Three", October 12, 2007.

New York Times. "Helped by Generics, Inflation of Drug Costs Slows", September 21, 2007.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Outside View: Unhealthy Savings", September 18, 2007.

Arkansas Democrat Gazette. "Wal-Mart the Grocer Seen Far from Last Bite", August 19, 2007.

North County Times (San Diego). "Gas Prices Jump 15 Cents in a Week", January 11, 2006.

KPBS Television (PBS, San Diego). "Full Focus" news program. Interview on oil and gasoline prices. November 11, 2005.

San Diego Union-Tribune. "Gas Prices Hit Low-Income County Residents Harder", September 22, 2005.

San Diego Daily Transcript. "Is the City's Recently Passed Gas-Gouging Bill Responsible Public Policy?", September 14, 2005.

MSN Money. "Why Gas Prices Will Keep on Rising", October 1, 2004.

Media Inquiries

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