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Thomas Drolet

Drolet & Associates Energy Services, Inc.

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Thomas Drolet is the principal of Drolet & Associates Energy Services Inc. He has had a 44-year career in many phases of energy—nuclear, coal, natural gas, geothermal and distributed generation, with expertise in commercial aspects, research and development, engineering, operations and consulting. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Royal Military College of Canada, a Master of Science degree in nuclear technology/chemical engineering and a DIC from Imperial College, University of London, England. He spent 26 years with North America's largest nuclear utility, Ontario Hydro, in various nuclear engineering, research and operations functions.




Recent Interviews

Finding Gold Dollars in Nevada: Thomas Drolet (11/19/14) Patience is the key to a golden future for both investors and miners. Thomas Drolet of Drolet & Associates Energy Services Inc. is an energy expert who is also an avid gold investor. He typically visits the mines in which he has a stake and talks turkey with managers. He has found a sweet spot for gold in his basic portfolio—and he shares a few of his favorites with The Gold Report.

Fracking, Uranium and Solar, Oh My!: Growth and Innovation in 2013 (12/26/13) A more profitable outcome often requires a new way of doing things. The Energy Report profiled some of the most innovative stories in the energy space in 2013. Our experts talked about everything from developments in hydraulic fracturing techniques to new ways of finding and processing natural resources. As we look forward to exciting new opportunities in 2014, let's revisit some stories our experts shared last year.

Why Uranium and Coal Rank High for Energy Return on Energy Invested: Thomas Drolet (12/3/13) Not all energy options are equally good, says Thomas Drolet, principal of Drolet & Associates Energy Services Inc. Using an "Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROEI)" calculation to decide which energy sources yield the most for the least energy investment, Drolet sees hydroelectricity, natural gas, uranium and coal at the top of the list. Drolet adds that the need for reliable power will keep baseload power fueled by uranium and coal at the center of the world's electricity systems for many years, but he tips The Mining Report to some technologies looking for investment that can help make coal a more environment-friendly fuel.

Tom Drolet
(1/28/13)
Drolet on Uranium

Recent Quotes

"I am impressed by PGLC's play at the south end of the Carlin Trend." (11/19/14) Pershing Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Thomas Drolet More >

"I am very high on Nevada and the Carlin Trend of gold mines operated by juniors such as RPM." (11/19/14) Rye Patch Gold Corp. - The Mining Report Interview with Thomas Drolet More >

"TEN's value is enhanced by its potential royalty stream." (11/19/14) Terraco Gold Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Thomas Drolet More >

"CPT is a well managed company with a great property at Vista." (12/3/13) Coalspur Mines Ltd. - The Mining Report Interview with Thomas Drolet More >

"Of note is SYH, which has properties in the Patterson Lake South area and is part of the Western Athabasca Syndicate." (12/3/13) Skyharbour Resources Ltd. - The Mining Report Interview with Thomas Drolet More >

"ZC has an interesting business model; it scours various countries for investments and nurtures a stable of companies." (12/3/13) Zimtu Capital Corp. - The Mining Report Interview with Thomas Drolet More >

"UAX has a very good management and support team." (4/11/12) Atom Energy Inc. - Canaccord Wealth Stocktalk Interview with Thomas Drolet More >

"FIS has a very good management team and good early drilling results." (4/11/12) Fission Energy Corp. - Canaccord Wealth Stocktalk Interview with Thomas Drolet More >



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